Jazz Behind the Scenes
Performances, Masterclasses, and Interaction with Bay Area Guest Artists!
Watch, Ask, Listen, Learn! ...Each month, the CSU East Bay Jazz Studies Program will host an evening of jazz performance and interaction where the audience is invited to explore the unique processes, interpretations, and inspiration behind the scenes of jazz with guest artists from the Bay Area jazz scene. Music Building, MB1039. Information: (510) 885-3167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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2012-13 Guest artists and schedule
All are presented in the Music Building, MB1039 at 7:00 p.m. - Free Admission:
- Le Boeuf Brothers- Monday, October 1
- Chris Robinson presenting a "Pat Metheny Tribute" - Monday, November 5
Australian guitarist/composer Christopher Paul Robinson (Chris Robinson) started playing in the Sydney area in various rock and jazz outfits during his teen years. His interest in diverse traditions of music has led him to work in many musical settings; large ensemble/small ensemble; acoustic/electric; intese/sensitive; improvised/composed. He has shared the stage with notable musicians from the jazz/rock world including Trilok Gurtu (percussion), Kai Eckhardt (bass), Marco Minnemann (drums), Simon Phillips (drums), David Friesen (double bass), Trey Gunn (Warr guitar), Eddie Jobson (keyboards/synth/violin), George Brooks (saxophones), Alan Pasqua (piano/keyboards), various Indian musicians, traditional musicians, improvisers and numerous other genres of artists across the USA, Europe and Australia.
More about Chris at: www.atlas-ensemble.com
- Wally Schnalle Band (Wally Schnalle, drums; Dann Zinn, saxophone; Jeff Massanari, guitar; Murray Low, piano; and Jason Muscat, bass)- Monday, December 3
"Lightning fast licks, sleight-of-hand stickwork or pummeling power displays--Wally Schnalle is capable of doing all those things and more. What sets him apart from the pack, however, is his unerring musicality, his ability to make his drums speak in multiple tongues--fluently. Most importantly, he is committed to musical growth."
....Nicky Baxter, The Metro
Wally Schnalle is joined with Wally Schnalle has become one of the most sought-after and notable drummers in the Bay Area jazz scene, as well as an editor and columnist for Drum! Magazine. For the past 20 years been active as both a bandleader and as a sideman to many great Bay Area musicians. His performances and interests embrace many genres including Latin, funk, rock and blues, jazz and fusion As a clinician for the San Jose Jazz Society, he has taken his energy and know-how to many schools to both perform and talk about Jazz. Wally received Bachelor of Arts Degree in Jazz Performance from San Jose State University and Wally’s artist endorsements include Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl Drums and Vic Firth Sticks. For more info visit his website www.itrhymes.com
- Group Sax - Monday, February 4
Saxophonists: Mike Zilber, Dann Zinn, Marcus Stephens, Larry De La Cruz, and Aaron Lington with Akira Tana, drums.
- Women in Jazz Band - Monday, March 4
Pianist Joan Cifarelli; bassist Cindy Browne-Rosefield; drummer Kelly Fasman with Dann Zinn, saxophone playing the music of Dann Zinn from his latest CD Grace's Song (from The Dann Zinn 4) group.
- Erik Jekabson String-tet - Monday, May 13
Dann Zinn, saxophone; Mads Tolling, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; John Wiitala, bass; Smith Dobson, drums and vibraphone; and Erik Jekabson, trumpet and flugelhorn.