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Live Music Fridays

April 7

The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio

The trio performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions by members of the group. The trio consists of Mackenzie Leighton on bass, Ed Kornhauser on piano, and Matthew Smith on drums. The band has been together since 2013 and has developed its own sound, drawing on the jazz tradition while playing music that is decidedly modern. They have released two albums of original music, RETROgrade and Shorthanded, and recently recorded a new project with acclaimed trumpeter and saxophonist Curtis Taylor and Dayna Stephens, which will be released in 2017.

April 21

University of San Diego Chamber Ensembles

Angela Yeung, Associate Professor of Music at the University of San Diego and director of USD’s Chamber Music Ensembles, brings with her a group of talented musicians from the USD Music Department, both students and staff. She also maintains close ties with community musicians who are available to achieve the particular musical goals that each performance requires. The result is and inspiring variety of classically presented chamber ensembles.

May 5

Shalimar Flute Quartet

The Shalimar Flute Quartet is a group of talented flutists and friends who enjoy playing a wide variety of music written for various combinations of C flute, piccolo, and alto flute. The quartet will be performing music from around the world, including French, Irish, Asian, and Spanish compositions. Composers included in the program are Jean-Michel Damase, Daniel Dorff, Catherine McMichael, Edvard Grieg, and Christopher Caliendo.

The members of the quartet have performed in a variety of musical groups and venues. Lori Chamberlain is retired from UCSD and an avid chamber music musician. Valerie Chereskin is principal flute with the North Coast Symphony (and an Osher member), Annette Inouye is retired from 33 years of teaching music in Poway Unified Schools, and Kate Takahashi is principal piccolo with the Coastal Communities Concert Band and president of its foundation.

May 19

Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker

Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker and guitarist Joe Amato present a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms reflecting musical cultures and stories from nine countries. From Edith Piaf to Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim to Astor Piazzolla, and beyond — expect the unexpected.

A San Diego native raised by classically trained musical parents, Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. Her love for languages and world cultures also began at a young age. She has lived in Japan and Spain and has traveled and performed in over 15 countries. Her music reflects her passion for world cultures, with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics from Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, and Japan. Joe Amato has studied a wide range of styles in twenty years with the guitar, from bands at age 12 to performing internationally. He received a bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Southwest Texas State University and has gone on to tour with the rock band Tunji and as jazz guitarist in an 11-piece Big Band Sinatra Revue.

June 2

Bruno Leone Presents the Gershwins

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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
04/07/2017 - 06/02/2017 In-class 123345 $0.00  

Day and Time: Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla