Two concerts remain in the Jazz in July series at the Livermore Public Library.
Dan Marschak will perform Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 p.m.
The Oakland-born jazz pianist, composer, and educator currently serves as full-time music faculty at Las Positas College (LPC), where he teaches composition, music theory, piano, and jazz combos. Marschak’s debut album Likewise was heralded as “adventurous and well developed” by pianist, conductor, and composer Lalo Schifrin. Steering clear of conventional formats, the album explores an array of genres, instrumentations, and textures, while maintaining a unique compositional sensibility. He is also music director, composer, and pianist on the 2018 album Time Stops by vocalist Kalil Wilson. Marschak will be joined by fellow LPC faculty Cindy Browne Rosefield on bass and Kelly Fasman on drums. The trio will perform a family friendly set of jazz standards, originals, and arrangements.
Mimi Fox will be featured on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
As a virtuosic improviser who has collaborated with many of jazz’s greatest figures, Mimi Fox has earned her spot in the jazz guitar pantheon. With her 11th album as a leader or co-leader, This Bird Still Flies, Fox delivers a seamless but far-ranging album that is breathtaking in its beauty, emotional immediacy and stylistic reach. Over the years Fox has performed and recorded with an intergenerational who’s who of jazz guitar stars, including Charlie Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Mundell Lowe, Charlie Hunter and Stanley Jordan. A six-time winner of Down Beat Magazine’s International Critics Poll, this Bay Area guitarist is recognized by colleagues and writers as one of the most eloquent six-string improvisers on the scene.
The Friends of the Livermore Library have underwritten the Jazz in July series. Time: 2:00 PM
Performances are at the Civic Center Library Storytime Room, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore.