ARC Week Double Bill - ARC Founders Quintet
One of the world’s leading jazz violinists for over four decades, John Blake, Jr. is a classically-trained performer who first gained renown in the mid-70s as a member of Grover Washington, Jr.’s popular “crossover” jazz band. In addition to his work as an instrumentalist performing with his quartet and as a featured guest soloist at concerts and on studio sessions, Blake is also an accomplished composer, arranger and producer. He is also an author, teacher and lecturer who presents hundreds of workshops annually to musicians at all levels. Blake has performed and recorded with the likes of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Billy Taylor Trio, Avery Sharpe, Cecil McBee, Jay Hoggard and James Newton.
Sumi Tonooka - Solo Piano Concert
Sumi Tonooka - Solo Piano Concert --- The Jazz Bridge Piano Concert Series, hosted by Denise Montana --- All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10/$5 students No advance sales
LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Jazz Festival
Label: SumiTonooka.com, Joken Records, Candid, Radiant Records, Spirit Records, Cadence Jazz, Artists Recording Collective, Artists Recording Collective
Bio: Tonooka's career has been chronicled on several highly regarded jazz books, including Living The Jazz Life by Royal Stokes, ln The Moment by Francis Davis, and Madamme Jazz by Leslie Gourse (all on Oxford University Press). She now divides her time between composing, teaching, and performing for ...See Full Bio