November 20, 2018 3pm & 7pm
Grace Presbyterian, Walnut Creek
Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi
BROADWAY AND MORE
Two completely different performances!
Stephanie and Paolo recently released their latest album, Broadway and More, which is their first CD on two pianos. These two concerts will be a journey through the intriguing history of songwriting and the varied and rich repertoire of American popular music, from Broadway musicals to Hollywood film productions, drawing from the repertoire of Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Songbook as well. Stephanie and Paolo will also include some popular songs from England and Italy.
“We have always been fascinated by the ways in which this repertoire has originated, as well as by the winding course it has taken through Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood, the recording industry, and the jazz world. The path of a successful song is unique and unpredictable: for example, a tune might initially be published on Tin Pan Alley, then included in a Broadway musical (which afterwards might be converted into a Hollywood movie), and recorded by jazz artists and later on by pop bands, as well as translated into different languages and used in advertisements. Successful melodies have a life of their own and in some cases even exceed the expectations of the composer. We truly enjoyed working on this album and are delighted to present our two-piano versions of songs from the extraordinarily vast repertoire of popular music!” – Stephanie and Paolo
December 12, 2018 Wednesday 7 pm
Ken Keeler - Devil Mountain Jazz Band
DEVIL MOUNTAIN JAZZ BAND continues to develop their multi-style approach to preserving the popular music of the late 1800's through the early 1930's, and the west coast revival jazz of the 1940's. The eight piece band is best known for the two trumpet sounds of theJoe Oliver and Lu Watters bands and the orchestrated "hot dance" music of the late twenties. You'll also hear DMJB perform ragtime, blues, "Dixieland" standards, gospel and novelty tunes, an occasional duck-call by Pete Main, Tom recreating many tunes by Bing Crosby, and Ken's "Country Cross-over." At this concert we'll include some Christmas classics.