Thursday, August 26, 2010

hot nights cool jazz Series at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach Florida Begins this Weekend

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Miami Beach’s
hot nights cool jazz

Miami Beach’s

hot nights cool jazz @ bass museum of art

jim gasior trio – Aug 27, 2010
mike gerber trio – Sept 10, 2010
john yarling and cut in/cut out – Sept 24, 2010

Jim Gasior has led the New World School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble to national success, recently winning the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Competition. Mr. Gasior is well-known as a jazz and commercial pianist, keyboard and arranger. He has recorded and/or performed with Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval, Duffy Jackson, Melton Mustafa, Kevin Mahogany, Alan Harris, Jay Leonhardt, Kelly Clarkson, Smokey Robinson, Patti Austin, Little Richard, Jane Oliver, Chayanne and Raul DiBlasio. He performs regularly with saxophonist Ed Calle, Wendy Pedersen, Fernando Ulibarri, and the Andrew Atkinson Quartet.

After devoting his youth to performing classical music around his native St. Louis, Mike Gerber discovered jazz in his late teens and developed a love for improvisation that flourishes today. A mainstay in the South Florida jazz community, where he's played on and off (but mostly on) since 1969, Gerber is admired for his dazzling, speedy bursts. He has recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in modern jazz, including Jaco Pastorious, David Liebman, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, and Pat Metheny. Mr. Gerber will be joined by Jamie Ousley on bass and Rodolfo Zuniga on drums.

One of the most versatile drummers on the scene today, John Yarling originally hails from the Motor City, Detroit. His great sense of timing and sensitivity is derived not only from his years of playing in a wide variety of musical settings, but also from his well-rounded studies (which include classical percussion at Florida State University and Jazz Studies at the University of Miami). His studies at the U of M were pleasantly interrupted by a year-long stint with multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan. John left Sullivan's band upon persuasion by the great trombonist, Curtis Fuller. Fuller encouraged John to take his talent to the Big Apple, where he recorded with Fuller and Pepper Adams, and worked with the Jaki Byard Trio & Big Band, among others. Eventually, John decided to return to South Florida, where he's become somewhat of an institution. He regularly performs with several of South Florida's most popular bands, he records, and he has established and teaches a percussion program at the Florida Youth Conservatory. He will be accompanied by Chuck Bergeron on bass, Nicole Yarling on violin, and Alex Weitz on tenor saxophone and Fernando Ulibarri on guitar.

Bass Museum of Art: 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach Florida 33139 (map this location)
$10 Gen adm/Free for members.
Limited Seating. RSVP soon.

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