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WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm Oscar Peñas Quartet
Oscar Peñas, guitar Marta Sanchez, piano Moto Fukushima, bass Richie Barshay, drums
Spanish guitarist Oscar Peñas (www.oscarpenas.com) has attracted a wide variety of fans through his unique combination of classical, Spanish folk music and Brazilian grooves over an American jazz base.
Peñas second album in the USA, is "Music of Departures and Returns featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Gil Goldstein and Esperanza Spalding.
"Peñas focus on making good heartfelt music is a breath of fresh air. — JazzTimes
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 2 pm
Meng-Sheng Shen Piano Recital
PROGRAM Scarlatti - Sonata in B minor, K. 87 Scarlatti - Sonata in G major, K. 13 Chopin - Variations on Là ci darem la mano, Op. 2 Rachmaninoff - variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 Beethoven - Sonata in C minor, Op. 111
Praised as an artist of remarkable sensitivity and clarity (Cleveland Plain Dealer), pianist Meng-Sheng Shen’s recent awards include Gold Medal from the Koussevitzky Young Artist Award in New York and First Prize from the International Chopin Piano Competition in Taipei. Shen earned both his Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School with Jerome Lowenthal and Yoheved Kaplinsky, and is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Institute under the guidance of Boris Slutsky. Shen was a faculty member in Secondary Piano at Juilliard and a current Graduate Assistant in piano and keyboard studies at Peabody.
TICKETS: $10 in advance / $13 at door / $8 full-time students with ID
WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2016 – 7 pm
The HD Quintet was started by two students in the jazz studies program at SUNY Purchase, Alex Hamburger and Nicole Davis (hence the name HD). While the group formed at SUNY Purchase, its members come from all over.
Mike Robinson, Bass (Albany, New York) Nicole Davis, trumpet (New York City) Juan Sanchez, drums (Bogota, Columbia) Alex Hamburger, flute/vocals & Andrew Latona, guitar (Washington, DC)
Thegroup plays and hosts a jam session regularly, as well as plays around the NY area at venues such as Silvana's, The Shrine and The Falcon, and they also played in DC at Twins Jazz and the Mid Atlantic Jazz Fest. The HDQ has an EP which was recorded in May 2015 and will be releasing a full length album sometime in the next year.
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time students with ID