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Benny Golson Tribute - Part 1

Date: 02.01.2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

 Karrin Allyson    Kenny Barron   

Soka Performing Arts Center Jazz Monsters Series

Benny Golson Tribute - Part 1

of a very special two-performance event

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Program updated 11/8/13

For this performance, the Soka Performing Arts Center presents Grammy-nominated singer and pianist KARRIN ALLYSON. Audience members and critics alike are marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician. What unites this wide world of music — brings it together and makes sense of it all — is Karrin Allyson’s warmth and depth. The Houston Press praises, "If there's a choir in heaven, someday the exquisite vocalist Karrin Allyson will lead it. She's such an otherworldly talent that the creator probably already has her on heavy rotation.” Joining Allyson will be PETER SPRAGUE, DUNCAN MOORE and HAMILTON PRICE. Sprague is a critically acclaimed American jazz guitarist, composer, musical arranger and musical transcriber, sound recording engineer, and music producer from North San Diego County. Moore is a San Diego based drummer and percussionist. Price plays double bass, upright bass, contrabass, string bass, doghouse, bass viol and bass fiddle, and has recently performed with Kenny Werner and Geoffrey Keezer.

Following that quartet will be KENNY BARRON, BUSTER WILLIAMS and ROY MCCURDY. 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 player 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.

Program and performers subject to change.

Tickets: $28.00/$21.00 Students and Seniors (62+)

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