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Benny Golson Tribute - Part 2Date: 02.01.2014
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center
Soka Performing Arts Center Jazz Monsters Series
Benny Golson Tribute - Part 2
of a very special two-performance event
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Program updated 11/8/13
For our second performance of the Benny Golson Tribute, the Soka Performing Arts Center presents a dynamic duo of two of the most legendary jazz musicians in the scene. One of jazz's most valuable sidemen BUSTER WILLIAMS is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. Raised and rigorously trained by his father, a bassist, Buster is best known since the 1980s for his solid, dark tone and highly refined technique on the acoustic bass. He reflects, "I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes this music such an artistically rich art form." BENNIE MAUPIN is a Detroit, Michigan jazz multireedist who performs on various saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet. He is noted for having a harmonically-advanced improvisation style, while having a different sense of melodic direction than other jazz musicians in this genre. As a composer, he has an ability to create brief melodies and song forms that create vast landscapes for improvisation.
For our second performance, the Soka Performing Arts Center presents KENNY BARRON, BUSTER WILLIAMS, ROY MCCURDY, and BENNY GOLSON. Barron is a pianist, composer and arranger whose unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “the most lyrical piano platter of our time.” Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. Raised and rigorously trained by his father, a bassist, Buster is best known since the 1980s for his solid, dark tone and highly refined technique on the acoustic bass. Drummer McCurdy will probably always be best-known for his important contributions to Cannonball Adderley’s Quintet (1965-1975), but he has been a tasteful and stimulating participant in many other sessions through the years. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music.
The star of the evening is multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist of world note, BENNY GOLSON. Benny is the only living jazz artist to have written eight standards for jazz repertoire. These jazz standards have found their way into countless recordings internationally over the years and are still being recorded. A live performer who consistently knocks audiences off their feet, Benny has given hundreds of performances in the USA, Europe, South America, the Far East and Japan for decades.
Program and performers subject to change.
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