George Colligan & Debbie Deane Piano Duo
WHEN: April 25 – Wednesday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students
An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan has worked with Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Ravi Coltrane on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). As a leader, Colligan has released 19 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique.
His latest CD on the Piloo Records label is entitled “Pride and Joy”. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint.
"One, Two, Three, Go"
WHEN: April 26 – Thursday, 8 PM
TICKETS: The concert is free of charge; we suggest a donation of $ 10 or more.
A concert of UMBC’s Certificate Program in Contemporary American Music
ELI DEGIBRI & KEVIN HAYS
WHEN: April 27 - Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students with id
Since his explosive debut with piano icon Herbie Hancock’s band, the scintillating Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri has become one of the most in-demand instrumentalists in jazz. His latest CD, Israeli Song, features a legendary rhythm section including pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster. Degibri’s 2006 release, One Little Song, is a duet session with the masterful pianist Kevin Hays, who joins him again for this SFJAZZ date.
A stylistic chameleon equally comfortable in acoustic and electric jazz settings, he’s recorded a dozen albums as a leader for Blue Note, SteepleChase and Jazz Eyes, and for the last decade has worked extensively with his trio featuring bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart.
Songs of Salcman:
Michael Salcman, Poet & Lorraine Whittlesey, Composer
WHEN: April 28 – Saturday, 8 PM
ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $15 / $10 suggested for seniors and students
Post concert reception and book signing
Michael Salcman was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia and came to the United States in 1949. He attended the combined program in liberal arts and medical education at Boston University, was a fellow in neurophysiology at the National Institutes of Health and trained in neurosurgery at Columbia University's Neurological Institute. Former chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore.
Now Special Lecturer in the Osher Institute at Towson University, Salcman lectures widely on art and the brain. His course on How The Brain Works is available on the Knowledge Network of the New York Times.
Lorraine Whittlesey began her professional career as a member of the ‘Peanut Gallery’ on NBC’s “Howdy Doody Show” in Manhattan. She was trained to be a concert pianist but after several years as a competitor she came to realize that her preferences were in the fields of composition and writing.
BENNY RUSSELL QUARTET
WHEN: April 29 – Sunday, 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students
Blake Meister, bass
Todd Simon, piano
Lee Pearson, drums
Benny Russell, sax
PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
WHEN: April 30 – Monday, 7:30 PM
Dr. Alexander Norris- Trumpet (right)
Adam Corson- Saxophone
Christian Hizon- Trombone
Kevin Clark- Guitar
Mark Meadows- Piano
Jon Guo- Bass
Byung Kang- Drums
In the first floor gallery.
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper