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Dear Jazz Fans,How about a little Tenor Madness of our own to celebrate Sonny Rollins’ 80th birthday? That’s just what’s coming January 23, 2011, when the BJS presents Boise-area tenor saxophonists Phil Garonzik, Brent Jensen, Dean Jennings, Sandon Mayhew, and Marcus Wolfe with the New Trio Plus; Chuck Smith piano, Rod Wray bass, & Scott Ruesser drums.See and hear what happens when these wonderful jazz artists get together on the single stage to benefit the BJS educational activities. Our symposia series and student jazz residencies at BSU are made possible by the world-class jazz artists that we present in concert, but it costs money to add these educational services and funds are scarce everywhere. The jazz artists performing on the Tenor Madness Concert have all donated their services—how about a big contribution from the Boise jazz audience to go with it?Tenor Madness takes place on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, where the doors open at 6:15 pm and the concert is at 7 pm. As usual, we’ll have club seating, snacks, and adult beverages available. Adult General Admission is $25 with student tickets at $12.50.Boise Jazz Society members receive special incentive pricing as follows: 1 ticket @ $20, 2 tickets @ $35, 4 tickets @ $40. So brings some friends with you and introduce them to the BJS.Tickets are available from Boise State University Department of Music Office in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts or by contacting Mike Samball. They would make a meaningful holiday gift as well.Find more on the Sunny Rollins’ celebration, Tenor Madness @ http://boisejazzsociety.org/
Lorca Hart, one of our fave drummers, celebrates his new Recollections at the Blue Whale on Saturday. Brick Wahl, LaWeeklyThere’s a lightness in Josh Nelson’s touch reminiscent of Red Garland, an Oscar Peterson dazzle to his technique...Perry Tannenbaum, Jazz Times MagazineBassist Edwin Livingston performed with a classically informed virtuosity that recalled Richard Davis. A few minutes later, Livingston switched to electric and delivered the funky lines. Aaron Cohen, Down Beat Magazine
Pianist, Kenny Barron Scheduled for Boise http://kennybarron.com The Boise State University Department of Music announces the 14th annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Thursday-Saturday, April 7-9, 2011 with all headline and matinee concerts, club concerts, workshops, and student performances events held on the campus of Boise State University utilizing multiple venues such as the Student Union Building including the new, Simplot Ballroom, the Stueckle Sky Center, and the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.The Boise Jazz Society again partners with the Gene Harris Jazz Festival to co-sponsor the Gene Harris Legacy Concert, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 7 pm in the Stueckle Sky Center RR Ranch Club. The Legacy Concert features the internationally-renowned Dean of Mainstream Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron, in the Stueckle Sky Center RR Ranch Club on Saturday evening, April 9th.Boise Jazz Society members receive $10 off the general admission price of $50—additional table-for-eight discounts are also available—Contact Mike Samball. Featured artists for the Headliner concerts on Thursday and Friday evenings, April 7 & 8 in the Simplot Ballroom are drummer and jazz icon, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band featuring Vincent Herring, European pianist Amina Figarova and her Sextet, and the 21st century jazz-fusion sensation, Kneebody. Tickets and special packages go on sale in early January.
Down By the RiversideMore from MikeMid-season Boise Jazz Society memberships are still available @ $50, gaining new members admission to both the Tenor Madness and the Lorca Hart Trio Concerts (a $20 saving over general admission tickets). New members also receive a $10 discount on the Gene Harris Jazz Festival Legacy Concert, with pianist Kenny Barron at the Stueckle Sky Center RR Ranch Club on Saturday, April 9, 2011. A unique seasonal stocking-stuffer as well.The Boise Jazz Society is always looking for new members--all you have to do is spread the word about our activities and bring some prospects to a BJS concert-the live jazz will take care of the rest. We also need a BJS volunteer to develop and maintain a Boise Jazz Society Facebook site—any takers out there in social-networking land? Speaking of volunteers, we sure could use some members to help us in setting and striking the stage, tables, and chairs for our January and February concerts--I’ve started a volunteer list and would be happy to put you on it—just email me and I’ll give you the particulars. We are still working on a PayPal account and a ticket buying system on our website—hang on!Finally, In Your Own Sweet Way, spread the word about the Boise Jazz Society's Tenor Madness Concert, celebrating Sonny Rollins and benefitting students of the art of jazz.Regards, MikeContact Mike SamballBoise Jazz SocietyDepartment of MusicBoise State Universitymsamball@boisestate.edu(208) 426-3498
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