Thursday, April 22, 2010
President Doris Leuthard snaps and scats; "Centerpiece" closing Jazzaar's 2010 Great American Songbook Concert
As I sit and drink my coffee, finally relaxed at home, I can enjoy my triumph accomplishment at the 2010 Jazzaar American Songbook Concert featuring The Aargau Youth Orchestra, plus Buster Williams on bass, Corey Allen; piano, Danny Gottlieb; drumss, Steve Reid; trumpet, Mark Gross; alto, George Robert; clarinet. Fritz and Helen Renoud put together two fantastic concerts and this program is a study/workshop/concert experience for young musicians. I sang for the President of Aarau and she was snappin' and tappin' on my encore where eight hundred of the crowd scatted "Centerpiece" with me and call and answered '4's' scatting, plus great solo's with Buster & student Dave on bass, drummer/student Dave, Mark Gross' sax section and non-stop clapping - an unbelievable close to a great show. Kevin Fields - is a great conductor, Bob Freedman's charts were interesting and entertaining. I will write more soon about Fritz and Helen's incredible hospitatlity in the face of all of the musicians that were held up in Aarau because of the Volcanic Eruption! Many are still there, I am lucky to be home after a 4 day layover in Aarau. Thank you Fritz and Helen.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We have three days to go before Saturday's concert. Here is a photo of our rehearsal with Kevin Fields as Maestro! He's excellent. The kids are fantastic, we've been coaching a rhythm section and each boy will play on certain songs with me; Yannick on piano, Dave and Dave on bass and drums. Buster Williams has been great on bass and as a hanging buddy. Danny Gottlieb and Corey Allen, the same - both great musicians and teachers. I'll print pics soon of my workshop with Annette Phillip, Sharmistha Chaterjee, Ujwal Nagar and Chayan Adhikari - wonderful Indian singers and we had a great workshp!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Fritz and Helen Renold Present the most amazing program for young musicians to participate in. The Aargau Youth Pops Orchestra play: The Great American
Songbook, arranged by Bob Freedman – Roseanna Vitro, Vocalist –
Kevin Field, Conductor – http://www.jazzaar.com (April 11th – 17th – Jazzaar 2010 – Aarau, Switzerland...).
April 16th will be a special "Indian Night" featuring a host of great Indian singers and musicians. Check out the link: http://www.jazzaar.com
Friday, April 2, 2010
9:am. WBGO Interview!!! April 5th -New Jersey City University - Kevin Mahogany Featured with the NJCU Big Band, directed by Ed Joffe Also: Ms. Roseanna Vitro
April 5th -please join us at 7:30 pm. at the Margaret Williams Theatre (http://www.njcu.edu/) 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305 Tickets: $10. students and seniors; $15. adults
Here these two Together!