Jazz & Blues Revue
Saturday September 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm.
West Coast Jazz Pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of the jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st century. His 8th album, George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com. In addition to releasing 8 albums featuring jazz greats like Billy Higgins, Eric Marienthal, and Brian Bromberg, he is also the author of 'The Pursuit Of Passion: Thoughts to Help You Navigate From the Darkest Hours to the Light of Inspiration".
George' music is available at www.georgekahn.com, and has also been featured on many TV shows and advertisements, including Lexus, “The Young and the Restless”, "Men Of a Certain Age" and “How William Shatner Changed the World”.
Saturday January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm.
As a performing artist, Tony Pace enjoys headliner status in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and with most major event organizations around the world. In addition to formal studies at Boston University and Berklee College of Music, 40 years of experience has built him a resume that industry leaders consider astounding.
Tony’s theatre experience includes work as a stage hand, actor, lighting director, sound engineer and producer/director. His performance credits include touring with the showband Boston Pace, Growing Up Italian, performance in fundraisers, and emcee work among other things. Pace’s other accomplishments include work with video production, voice-over talent, event planning, recording industry executive, music producer, commercial & jingle writing and production and writing children’s programs.
Saturday March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm.
Driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical , jam band influences and Afro Cuban and world rhythms, Downbeat—the first studio album by TIZER, a multi-cultural band led by Boulder, CO native, keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer—throws down a high powered collection of 12 brand-new originals on this scintillating release of fresh instrumental music from one of today’s rising stars of the world-fusion genre. Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.
Truly embodying the title and spirit of his 2007 solo album Diversify, Lao assembled a group of veteran world-class musicians to create a dynamic rich with new melodic, harmonic and improvisational possibilities. Co-produced by Lao and guitarist Jeff Kollman (GlennHughes, UFO, Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats), the eclectic set includes five original compositions by Lao and numerous collaborations with his cohorts, including the first single “World In Rhythm,” co-written with Emmy winner and Grammy nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci, best known as founder and leader of Special EFX.
3 Redneck Tenors
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm.
The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall - down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, the 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006. A native of California, Matthew Lord is recognized as a versatile performing artist with a voice capable of encompassing repertoire ranging from the 18th Century to the contemporary compositions of today. Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world, and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre. Jonathan Frugé has been hailed as “always funny”, “always good for a smile”, and “gripping” in his vocal performances. A native of Lubbock, Texas, Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University.
Saturday April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm.
Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, California, captivating audiences everywhere. In 2013 they signed a sponsorship deal with Yamaha, making them an official Yamaha Performing Ensemble.
Through their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance. Audiences and music critics agree, Sounds of the Cinema is “Two Thumbs Up” and a “Must See!” The show has been enjoyed internationally, with performances and educational outreach programs throughout North America and China. Presidio Brass has performed in over 40 states, conducted master classes at many of America’s finest colleges and universities and been featured on National Public Radio.
2017 - 2018 Season