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Live Music Fridays

April 6

Jasmine and Russell (Guitar, Violin, Vocals)

Live Music Friday introduces a program decidedly different from its normal run, with a look to a more contemporary sound. But hey — you’re old enough to appreciate it. Keep in mind that music performed well is music you can enjoy any time, any place.

Jasmine is a song writer, a guitarist, and a singer. She performs music from the 30s and 40s as well she performs contemporary pieces, many of which she writes herself. She just completed recording a full-length solo album in Galway, Ireland, consisting mostly of her own songs. Jasmine is a full time musician, playing guitar and singing at venues around San Diego, including exclusive locations such as the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

Jasmine works off and on with Russell, a percussionist and violinist who was raised in a musical family and started playing bongo drums at the age of 7. He learned the piano when he was 10, started playing for money at 11, and picked up the guitar when he was 15.

April 13

Broadway Favorites

Jay Berman and Doug Coblens

Doug Coblens, vocalist, and Jay Berman, pianist and vocalist, are back again to entertain the Osher community with a program of Broadway Favorites. The show will primarily feature the music of Stephen Sondheim and Jacques Brel, which is sure to resonate with sophisticated Broadway theatre followers. Doug and Jay performed the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb last year at Osher, to great acclaim.

Jay Berman is a classically trained pianist who practiced ophthalmology and ocular surgery in San Diego to support his music habit before retiring in 2000 to concentrate strictly on musical pursuits. He is presently the pianist and vocalist with High Society Jazz Band, performing Dixieland, Swing, and Standards at local venues and jazz festivals throughout the country. One of his recent projects was founding a Carole King Beautiful tribute duo with his musical partner, vocalist Janet Hammer, which he recently performed at Osher.

Doug Coblens is an attorney and business consultant in the entertainment industry with film, television, and live-stage clients, including HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, DIY, and Vulcan Productions. Last year Doug, along with Jay Berman, performed his own show, A Morning of “Kander” with Fred Ebb. Doug saw his first Broadway musical when he was nine years old and has been hooked ever since. He has performed in regional theaters around the country.

Coordinator: Eileen Coblens

Course Number: OSHR-70039   Credit: 0 units


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