If you love to sing, you are welcome to join Circlesongs with Bobby McFerrin, hosted by David Worm & Motion, for a singing session full of joy-filled improvised music-making for singers of all levels of experience. Every Monday at noon for ninety minute at the wonderful Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.
Bobby first developed Circlesongs in his now legendary solo a cappella performances, when he needed other voices to help manifest his musical ideas. He gave the audience parts to sing, layering harmonies and rhythms, using call and response, conducting and composing his spontaneous inventions. During his years of worldwide touring, he evolved a variety of vocal groups beginning in the ‘80’s with his Bay Area based group Voicestra.
Bobby’s Circlesongs concerts celebrated all the kinds of music that would spontaneously emerge from anywhere in his stream-of-consciousness, like maybe from Americana or classical, R&B, gospel, folk, pop, rock, beatboxing—combined with any sound he could imagine. For Bobby, Circlesongs is not a concert or a performance… it is a service to create a singing space that is without words, genres or pre existing knowledge. There is a place in the circle for everyone.
These sessions will be hosted by David Worm, an original member of both Bobby’s Voicestra and Gimme5, and a diversely gifted team of celebrated Bay Area singers. Including Bryan Dyer, Destani Wolf, Tammi Brown and others. Bobby has recently moved back to San Francisco from Philadelphia and is really excited to begin to create with these wonderful singers.
The culminating event of New York Youth Symphony's 2021/22 season, “Composition Date 2022” will include sixteen world premieres, performed by members of the NYYS Orchestra, Chamber Music, Jazz, and Robert L. Poster Conducting programs, with direction by Dr. Kyle Blaha. Approximate performance running time is 95 minutes. The New York Youth Symphony is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, jazz, and musical theater songwriting with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 170 works from young composers since 1984.
Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist, Violinist Grace Park, joins the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Michael Repper in a performance of Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14. This concert also features the world premiere of First Music commission Ruach (and Other Delights) by Jonathan Cziner, followed by William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony.
Juilliard Dance Class of 2022 As the Class of 2022's final performance at Juilliard, each student performs a solo or duet of his or her choosing. All audience members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please be aware that those not currently eligible for vaccination, including children under 5 years, are not permitted to attend Juilliard performances at this time. Appropriate face coverings must be worn at Alice Tully Hall. Additional information will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance. Read more ticketing and box office information.
Smilin Vic of Smilin Vic & The Soul Monkey's best claim to fame came October 13, 1996 as the winners of the International Unsigned Blues Contest. Since, he has shared the stage with the likes of Lou Rawls, Delbert McClinton, Etta James, Lonnie Mack and James Cotton to name a few. Always a favorite at festivals, clubs and country clubs, playing a blend of Jazz standards, Atlantic Soul and Basic Blues.
Jazz Combos Concert
As a dynamic blues performer, Garrett “Big G” Jacobson has been satisfying audiences for more than 20 years. His professional start began at age twelve as a guitarist with Oklahoma bluesman D.C. Minner. Within two years Garrett formed his own band, recorded his first album, and begun performing at numerous clubs and festivals throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Since 1998, he has released five albums and performed continuously. His recordings have received critical praise in national and regional publications such as Living Blues, Blues Revue, Blues Blast, and Southwest Blues. Garrett and his band have performed at notable venues across the country such as the Buddy Guy's Legends, The Chicago Blues Festival, The Grand Emporium, and B.B. King's Blues Club. He has also performed with blues greats such as Jimmy Johnson, Carl Weathers by, and Smokey Wilson. With his distinct guitar style and soulful vocals, Garrett Jacobson delivers a soul-satisfying performance not to be forgotten.
Live acoustic Jazz, favorites, and originals with Harpist Jessica Tate and Friends.
The UCO School of Music's Faculty Artist Concert Series (FACS) showcases faculty musicians while also supporting scholarship funds for UCO students. Proceeds from FACS concerts generate scholarship funds to support UCO School of Music students in financial need. Doors open at 7 p.m.
A folk ballad from the misty hills of Kentucky. A sophisticated jazz standard, heard through a New York doorway. Steamy blues from New Orleans, circa 1920. A swinging two step at the dance hall, where Bob Wills is on the stand. A samba igniting the hills of Rio de Janeiro. Colorful original songs. These musicians perform with passion and humor and total commitment to the emotional power of the music they love. Miss Brown to You refuses to be confined to one style, one period. Instead they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play, even while upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past. The musicians that make up Miss Brown to You are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, and they are looking for an audience that appreciates a broad palate of musical colors.
Band Members: Hoppy Niles | Guitar, Lead Vocals Stephen Tillman | Bass Guitar, Vocals Rick George | Lead Guitar, Vocals Steven Walker | Drums, Mandolin Vocals Stanley Walker | Acoustic Guitar, B3 Organ, Electric Guitar Uncle Zep plays Led Zeppelin: considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history.
Classic rock, blues, and blues/jazz originals with: Lacy Saunders - vocals; Mike Boyle - bass; Mark Giamarrio - drums; Matt Nyugen - keys; me - sax, guitar, NA flute, clarinet. Featuring: blues standards, original music www.brentblount.com, music by Ozzy, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Eagles, and Johnny Winter.