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Master Class Series – Ray Brown: An Introduction to Jazz Arranging

Free Event Composer, arranger, conductor, bandleader, trumpet player, and educator Ray Brown is about as versatile as they come. Having written music for Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Bill Watrous, San Francisco’s Full Faith and Credit, and his own Great Big Band, he is adept at writing compositions and arrangements from big bands to […]

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Master Class Series The New Standard: Vocalist Lori Rivera and Pianist Marshall Otwell

FREE Doors at 6:45 PM What makes a song a “Standard?” Where did the genre that we call “The Great American Songbook” come from? Singer Lori Rivera is well known for her vocal talents in jazz, a cappella, pop, and musical theatre. Marshall Otwell, a superb pianist who was a former sideman with Carmen MacRae, […]

Master Class: Ashwin Batish – Tuesday, February 18 @ 7:00 PM

Master Class – Ashwin Batish: Application of Indian Music Concepts to Jazz and World Music

FREE Local sitar and tabla player Ashwin Batish has been credited with the growing re-vitalization of a new genre of Indian music, “world beat raga rock.” He was trained in the North Indian classical tradition by his father the legendary Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish and later formed his own unique fusion of music based on the […]


Master Class – Dan Robbins: Jazz Bass and Beyond

FREE Sponsored by Lighthouse Bank Acoustic and electric bassist Dan Robbins is known in the jazz world as a fiery improvisational spirit with a driving backbeat. He is a first-call bassist in the Bay Area and beyond. This class will feature Robbins, along with Eddie Mendenhall on piano and Mike Shannon on drums, interpreting various jazz […]