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Internationally acclaimed jazz musician Oran Etkin invites young children to join his band and explore the world of jazz. The performance starts off with a problem: Oran’s friend Clara was excited to come to the concert, but she fell asleep. He brought her to the concert anyway- in her bed. The kids join Oran in singing to wake her up and discover her name is Clara Net. With singing, clapping, dancing and drumming, children see all of the instruments onstage…Find out more »
Known for superb mastery and unique sound on the sax, clarinet and bass-clarinet, Oran Etkin and his all-star ensemble pay modern homage to the legendary “king of swing” and his 1930s quartet. Presenting a program that’s both respectful to its subject and adventurous in nature, Etkin covers classics from Goodman’s repertoire with an exuberant swinging rhythm, delivers originals remade in his image, creates Goodman-sourced derivatives with eminent individuality and plays alongside a quartet of clarinet, vibraphone, piano and drums—the same…Find out more »
Walton Arts Center & NAJS will celebrate the occasion with the premiere concert event featuring THE NWA JAZZ ALL STARS Youth Ensemble Premiere Concert! Sunday, April 30 | 7:00 PM in Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center This group of 9-12 grade students from eight regional high schools has been rehearsing and honing their skills to launch this new Jazz Education Initiative. Call 479-443-5600 for more information.Find out more »
Band Members: Miguel Zenón - Alto Saxophone, David Sánchez - Tenor Saxophone, Sean Jones - Trumpet, Robin Eubanks - Trombone, Warren Wolf - Vibraphone, Edward Simon - Piano, Matt Penman - Bass, Obed Calvaire - Drums Doors Open at 6:00 pm and starts at 7:00 pm. Check out www.wealwaysswing.org for more information. "The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going…" - Downbeat "As soloists you won't be able to find a finer…Find out more »
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