It’s been said that jazz embodies the art of surprise. And Celebrate Jazz! does that in spades!
The newest production from Burmer Music will be on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Lake Union Café, a dazzling event venue overlooking Lake Union.
Celebrate Jazz! will feature popular jazz favorites as well as original music composed just for this evening. Composers are Nan Avant, Barry Dowsett, Eric Goetz, Tim Huling and Glenna Burmer.
Several solo artists will join the line-up that evening. One of these will be the talented Naémi-Eve Pomarede, a teenage piano superstar from Paris, whose amazing musicality belies her years.
Billed as a night of magic and whimsy, many concert-goers will be dressed in their favorite Art Deco-style costumes. A few special guests will circulate among the crowd, adding mystery and a dose of fun to the evening. More details to be announced as the concert date nears.
For this special event, Tim Huling conducts an orchestra of hand-picked musicians that are a who’s who of Seattle jazz:
Trumpet: Tony Grasso and Andy Omdahl
Alto Sax: Bruce Wilson
Tenor Sax: Brian Kent
Bari Sax: Nathaniel Schleimer
Trombone: Gary Shutes
Piano: Karin Kajita
Guitar: Milo Petersen
Drums: Jeff Busch
Violin: Tom Dziekonski and Garrett Overcash
Viola: Jessica Jasper
Cello: Brad Hawkins
Bass: Clipper Anderson