Manager: Steve McQuarry, Bandleader
Bio: The Resonance Jazz Ensemble performs inspired originals by bandleader Steve McQuarry, as well as deliciously creative arrangements of jazz standards, pop tunes and classical favorites with woodwinds, strings and a rhythm section that includes piano, double-bass and drums.
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Resonance Jazz, a one-of-a-kind jazz octet, has been chosen to launch the A List Musiq Circle’s summer music series at Yoshi’s Oakland on June 25, 2013 at 8pm with a concert and CD release party. Hosted by KPFA Radio’s Greg Bridges, the band will debut tunes from their new CD entitled Introductions. The only jazz ensemble in Northern California with this unusual instrumentation, Resonance jazz octet is comprised of saxophone, flute, violin, viola, cello, double bass, keyboard and drums, resulting in a rich fusion of orchestral and big band sounds. Resonance melds together a mastery of both classical and jazz artists of richly diverse musical backgrounds who have performed with many legendary artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Clare Fischer, Dave Anderson Quartet, Terrence Brewer, Joe Lovano, Jethro Tull, Oakland Jazz Choir, Mingus Amungus, Gloria Estefan, as well as the Marin and Berkeley Symphonies, the Woodminster Theatre Orchestra, and the California Pops Orchestra. The concert will include original music by bandleader Steve McQuarry, as well as McQuarry’s creative arrangements of jazz standards, pop tunes and classical favorites.
Resonance Jazz “Rites of Spring” Berkeley Arts Festival 2133 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 http://www.berkeleyartsfestival.com/ The Bay Area’s Resonance Jazz was selected to perform at the Berkeley Arts Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in celebration of National Chamber Music Month, a nationwide celebration of small ensemble performances. The concert time is 8pm. Tickets for the concert are by donation only at the door.
tickets and details for this concert: http://www.resonancejazz.com/musically-minded-february-9-2013/
ticket links will be added soon. Details: www.resonancejazz.com or at Yoshi's Oakland: http://yoshis.inticketing.com/
Resonance Jazz, a one-of-a-kind Bay Area Jazz octet, performs at The Piedmont Center For The Arts,an 8pm concert on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 in Piedmont, California. For this concert "Women Up Front", Resonance Jazz Ensemble showcases a few of their female band members playing "up front" (rather than as typical background players ) marrying the sounds of their unusual jazz orchestration that includes strings and vocals. Performances offer a rich composite of original standards by Steve McQuarry, Bandleader and creative arrangements of jazz standards, from Duke Ellington to George Gershwin, and Keith Jarrett. This relatively new Bay Area group hails members bringing a seasoned history of performing with legendary artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Clare Fischer, Dave Anderson Quartet, Terrence Brewer, Joe Lovano, Jethro Tull, Oakland Jazz Choir, Mingus Amungus, Gloria Estefan, as well as the Marin and Berkeley Symphonies, Woodminster Theatre Orchestra, and the California Pops Orchestra. To listen to a sampling of Resonance's music, visit this link: http://bit.ly/ResonanceJazzEnsemble.
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