Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias
  • Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m.
  • Free Boise Community Jazz Symposium: 4 pm
  • Stueckle Sky Center, RR Ranch Room, Bronco Stadium, Boise State
  • Tickets Available: $45

For more information about Eliane Elias, visit http://elianeelias.com/

Of her January 13, 2009 performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Rex Reed writes in the New York Observer:

Eliane Elias. Remember the name, because you’re going to be hearing it a lot. This Sao Paulo–born New York resident, who is keeping lush Brazilian jazz alive in a rainbow of colors in this 50th-year anniversary of bossa nova, just got the new music season off to a dazzling start. The standing ovations in last week’s gig at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola coincided with the release of her new Blue Note CD, "Bossa Nova Stories." Anticipate rapture.

Why Ms. Elias is not a much bigger star outside the enclave of jazz insiders eludes me. She looks like Gloria Steinem in her Playboy bunny days, plays like the late, great Bill Evans and sings in warm, dreamy tones like Julie London cross-pollinated with Chet Baker. I hadn’t found a combination of this many thrills in such a long time that I had given up trying. With sharp virtuosity and keen musicality, she melds samba rhythms on “Tangerine” like hip movements in a tango, then negotiates throbbing shifts in time and tempo on classics by Jobim, Joao Gilberto and Ivan Lins that make them sound brand new.

To validate Rex’s effusive critique, see and hear for yourself by the following You Tube clips:

Our move to the elegant Stueckle Sky Center is in collaboration with Dunkley Music and the Department of Music in support of the Boise State University All Steinway School Campaign—putting the distinguished Steinway products in the hands of all our music majors.

Dunkley Music is also contributing to the “Eliane Elias Residency” on Monday afternoon and evening. Our Boise State University students and community will be able to see and hear Eliane in the Morrison Center Recital Hall, where they will be exposed to her artistry and vast knowledge of jazz and the art of improvisation.

You may wish to take advantage of the last residency session with Eliane as she presents, “Bossa Nova Stories” on Monday evening at 7 pm. Although free, this is a ticketed event procured only by calling Dunkley Music at (208) 342-5549 or visiting http://dunkleymusic.com.

stueckle Sky Center

Finally, the move to the Stueckle Sky Center gives us additional, but limited, seating. So, act quickly by telling your friends that the only way to get tickets at $45 is to call Mike at (208) 426-3498 or msamball@boisestate.edu.

For more information, download the Eliane Elias Concert poster.


New Trio Plus

The New Trio
  • Friday and Saturday, February 6 & 7, 2009
  • Music starts at 8 p.m.
  • Gamekeeper Lounge, Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise

The Hal Galper Trio

Hal Galper
  • Sunday, March 15, 2009
  • Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m.
  • Boise Blue Note , Belgravia Buidling, 461 Main St., Boise
  • Tickets: $45
  • Limited seating-Boise Jazz Society Members Only-
  • Tickets are going fast. RSVP today by contacting Mike Samball

For more information about Hal Galper, visit http://www.halgalper.com/

12th Annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival

Gene Harris Jazz Festival

  • Wednesday-Friday, April 1-3, 2009
  • Boise State University

This year's events—educational activities, club nights, and headliner concerts—will all take place on the campus of Boise State University. Along with great jazz music, student and community participants can expect to enjoy ease of parking, the close proximity of all events, and an introduction to two new, exciting campus venues: the Stueckle Sky Center and the Student Union Grand Ballroom.

 Three days of jazz all on the Boise State University Campus!
View/Download the Gene Harris Jazz Festival Postcard list of concerts.

Anat Cohen Quartet

Anat Cohen

  • SAVE THE DATE! - Saturday, May 16, 2009
  • Boise Jazz Society Concert

For more information about Anat Cohen, visit http://www.anatcohen.com/

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