Guitar teachers – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:38:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://micgillette.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T161817.082-150x150.png Guitar teachers – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ 32 32 Windward: Kapono, Hawaiian music icons raise money for music scholarships at Windward CC https://micgillette.com/windward-kapono-hawaiian-music-icons-raise-money-for-music-scholarships-at-windward-cc/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:12:49 +0000 https://micgillette.com/windward-kapono-hawaiian-music-icons-raise-money-for-music-scholarships-at-windward-cc/ Windward Community College Contact: poster for Makana Mele on December 5 at the Palikū Theater Makana Mele on December 5 to support Windward CC scholarships. [video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykd7AkSuxN0] Henry Kapono, Jeff Peterson, Raiatea Helm, and Kamuela Kimokeo will share the gift of music and music education in a concert at Windward Community College’s Palikū Theater on December […]]]>
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poster for Makana Mele on December 5 at the Palikū Theater
Makana Mele on December 5 to support Windward CC scholarships.
Makana Mele on December 5 to support Windward CC scholarships.
[video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykd7AkSuxN0]

Henry Kapono, Jeff Peterson, Raiatea Helm, and Kamuela Kimokeo will share the gift of music and music education in a concert at Windward Community College’s Palikū Theater on December 5, 6-8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by Davey D and Mélé Apana.

Proceeds from the concert will support the Henry Kapono Foundation Hawaiian Music Fellowship at Windward CC.

“The Henry Kapono Foundation is committed to making music education accessible, whether for teachers who want to use music in their classrooms, parents who want to teach music to their families, or those looking for a career. in musical interpretation,” Kimokeo said. , director of the Hawaii Institute of Music. “What better way to demonstrate that commitment than with music!”

Kapono and Kimokeo would often discuss the idea of ​​holding a scholarship fundraising concert backstage at various performances. Kapono finally said, “Enough talking, let’s get to work and make this happen.”

Tickets for the concert are $15 (students), $30 (general) $75 (VIP – special seats, pre-show meeting and photo opportunity with the artist). Tickets for the live stream are also available ($15). A portion of general and VIP tickets are tax deductible.

Tickets are limited and available at palikutheatre.com.

Hawaiian Music Studies at Windward CC

Helm and Peterson are part of the lineup of professional musicians teaching Hawaiian music at Windward CC. The groundbreaking one-year Ka’ohekani Hawaiian Music Certificate is taught in a series of eight-week online courses by Kimokeo (Hawaiian music), Kawaikapuokalani Frank Hewett (Hawaiian language, hula/composition), Helm (Hawaiian singing), and Kapena DeLima (digital music production). Windward CC’s academic offering is immersive, accelerated, and cohort-based.

The Ka’ohekani Hawaiian Music Online Certificate can be applied to an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts. For more information on Ka’ohekani, visit https://windward.hawaii.edu/programs-of-study/kaohekani/.

Kimokeo teaches ‘ukulele and slack key guitar’. He also performs with Jerry Santos and his own award-winning Nā Hōkū Hanohano band, Hi’ikua. Hewett is a legendary kumu hula, songwriter and recent Merrie Monarch hula contest judge. Peterson is a Grammy Award-winning slack key guitar master. Nā Hōkū Hanohano, award-winning and Grammy-nominated Helm is known for her powerful voice. DeLima is part of the Kapena band and is an award-winning sound engineer and producer.

“This Henry Kapono Foundation scholarship will truly help students gain access to a formal music education while connecting them with our great local talent, many of whom are legendary Hawaiian musical artists,” said Kimokeo.

For more information about music programs at Windward CC, contact Kimokeo at kamuelam@hawaii.edu.

For more information visit: http://palikutheatre.com

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Ryan names four new members to the firm’s board of directors https://micgillette.com/ryan-names-four-new-members-to-the-firms-board-of-directors/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:40:42 +0000 https://micgillette.com/ryan-names-four-new-members-to-the-firms-board-of-directors/ Enter Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your one week free trial here. DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ryan, a leading global provider of tax software and services, announced that Matt Cwiertnia, Zach Levitt, Rahul Merchant, and Abraham Zilka were appointed to Ryan’s board of directors. “The addition of these four accomplished professionals will bring instant value to […]]]>

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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ryan, a leading global provider of tax software and services, announced that Matt Cwiertnia, Zach Levitt, Rahul Merchant, and Abraham Zilka were appointed to Ryan’s board of directors.

“The addition of these four accomplished professionals will bring instant value to our global network and further strengthen our leadership team,” said Ryan’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, G. Brint Ryan. “We are delighted to welcome these talented executives from diverse backgrounds to our Board of Directors and look forward to their valuable input as we continue to focus on our global growth strategy.”

Matt Cwiertnia

Matt Cwiertnia is a partner and co-head of Ares Management’s private equity group. He serves on the Ares Executive Committee and as a member of the Private Equity Group’s Corporate Opportunities and Special Opportunities Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2005, Matt worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he focused on providing advisory and financing services to financial sponsors and their portfolio companies.

Zach Levitt

Zach Levitt is a Principal at Onex Partners. Zach is part of Onex’s Software and Business Services business and since joining in 2016 has worked on Onex’s investments in Imagine Learning, PowerSchool, Convex, Ryan Specialty Group and Ryan, LLC. Prior to joining Onex, Zach worked in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.

Merchant Rahul

Rahul Merchant is a senior executive with extensive experience as an operations executive and board member across multiple industries globally. Rahul retired as senior executive vice president of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), a diversified financial services organization with more than $1 trillion in assets under management for 11,000 insurance institutions. education. Prior to TIAA, Rahul held senior executive positions at Merrill Lynch, City of New York, and other financial services companies. He currently sits on the boards of Juniper Networks, Kyndryl and Convergint Technologies.

Abraham Zilka

Abraham Zilkha is a partner in Ares Management’s private equity group. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on advising financial services and consumer goods companies in the United States and Canada. Abraham currently serves on the board of directors of Guitar Center Holdings, Inc. and the parent entity of Convergint Technologies.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax software and services provider, is the world’s largest firm dedicated exclusively to corporate taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, advisory, advocacy, compliance and of technology. Ryan is a 10-time recipient of the Customer Service Institute of America’s (CSIA) International Service Excellence Award for his commitment to world-class customer service. Strong in dynamics myRyan work environment, widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 3,600 professionals and associates serves more than 20,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the most important Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com. “Ryan” and “Company” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of Ryan International’s member companies, each of which is a separate legal entity.

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Laramie Pianist will represent Wyoming for the Northwest Division https://micgillette.com/laramie-pianist-will-represent-wyoming-for-the-northwest-division/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:56:20 +0000 https://micgillette.com/laramie-pianist-will-represent-wyoming-for-the-northwest-division/ Caroline Henson, a Laramie native and pianist, will compete as a runner-up in the Music Teachers National Association’s Northwest Division, and the winner of the divisional competition will advance to the national final, according to a statement. Caroline, a Taiwanese-American, daughter of Olen Henson and Sandy Hsu, will represent Wyoming after winning the Wyoming State […]]]>

Caroline Henson, a Laramie native and pianist, will compete as a runner-up in the Music Teachers National Association’s Northwest Division, and the winner of the divisional competition will advance to the national final, according to a statement.

Caroline, a Taiwanese-American, daughter of Olen Henson and Sandy Hsu, will represent Wyoming after winning the Wyoming State Junior Performance in piano Nov. 4 in Laramie at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

Caroline is a seventh grader at UW Lab School. She has been studying the piano for seven years and is currently a student of Lisa Rickard.

Caroline appreciates the encouragement from her piano teachers. She took piano lessons from the late Cindy Peterson for the first four years. Cindy helped her develop a solid foundation in technique and good practice habits, while Lisa inspired her to pursue her interest in the piano and dramatically improve her abilities.

Caroline’s mother is a teacher and attends international conferences. This gave him many opportunities to practice the piano in different contexts. She has performed in airports and various countries and places, such as the House of Music in Vienna, Austria.

Caroline performs annually at local/state MTNA Area Achievement Days. She twice won 1st place in Stars of Tomorrow for Elementary Group at Laramie. Besides her success on the piano, she won a blue belt in Kempo karate and a gold medal with her school team in the 7th/8th grade women’s volleyball tournament. She enjoys playing guitar and ukulele, creating art, playing video games, and watching cartoons.

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Dickinson Public Schools October Board B – The Dickinson Press https://micgillette.com/dickinson-public-schools-october-board-b-the-dickinson-press/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/dickinson-public-schools-october-board-b-the-dickinson-press/ Dickinson Public Schools October Board Bills Fund Number 01: GENERAL FUND ABECEDARIAN,88.25 ABM,”8,492.61″ “ADAMS, DEAN”,39.39 ADDONFORGE,70.00 AED SUPERSTORE,85.45 “ALEXANDER, NINA”,90.00 AMAZON,”23,858.60″ AMPLIFY EDUCATION INC, “48,264.40” “ANDERSON, CHERYL”, 131.56 ANNE CARLSEN CENTER, “4,778.88” “APPLE COMPUTER, INC.” “, 997.95 APQC, “1,000.00” ARAMARK, 160.08 AUTO VALUE PARTS STORES, 120.00 B & K ELECTRIC, “1,246.00” BADGEPASS INC. “, 1,377.48 […]]]>

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Eminem sings duet with Steven Tyler and Ed Sheeran at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction https://micgillette.com/eminem-sings-duet-with-steven-tyler-and-ed-sheeran-at-rock-roll-hall-of-fame-induction/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:32:29 +0000 https://micgillette.com/eminem-sings-duet-with-steven-tyler-and-ed-sheeran-at-rock-roll-hall-of-fame-induction/ Eminem celebrated his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony by sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran and Aerosmith Steven Tyler. Eminem was part of the Class of 2022 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Pat Benatar and more. The star-studded […]]]>

Eminem celebrated his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony by sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran and Aerosmith Steven Tyler.

Eminem was part of the Class of 2022 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Pat Benatar and more. The star-studded induction ceremony was filmed at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will premiere Saturday, November 19 via HBO.

The 15-time Grammy winner flaunted a gold chain and a hooded leather jacket, opening with his 1999 hit “My Name Is” and quickly jumping into his peak single “Rap God” from 2013, before joining the stage with Steven Tyler for a duet of “Sing For The Moment” (which samples Aerosmith’s “Dream On”).

After the high-energy performance, Ed Sheeran took the stage to sing Dido’s parts in “Stan”, playing guitar alongside the rapper. Eminem then closed the show with his chart-topping tracks “Forever” and “Not Afraid.”

Eminem’s longtime friend and mentor, Dr. Dre, inducted him into the Hall of Fame. Dre went on to share his first encounter with the rapper, detailing the controversy he faced from his team over signing “just because he was white.” However, he took a gamble on the Detroit native and was still glad he did.

He boasted (according to The Los Angeles Time) that “Eminem wasn’t just an underdog who shattered hip-hop’s glass ceiling — he shattered that shit.” He praised the fact that Eminem “brought hip-hop to Central America”, while his music “holds up a mirror of white America”.

He also praised Eminem for his ability to turn his struggles into art.

“Em would continue to overdose, relapse and recover not only on his albums, but in real life as well. Let me tell you something, this guy goes through a lot of bullshit just to come up with a concept for a song.

The hip-hop entertainer struggled to receive the induction, saying in his acceptance speech that he shouldn’t be at the ceremony because he’s a rapper and “it’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”, and because he almost died in 2007 due to a drug overdose.

He ended his speech by singing the praises of the myriad rappers who influenced his career, including Tupac, Notorious BIG, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, LL Cool J and Snoop Dogg.

“These are just a few of the names that I hope will be considered for induction in the future, because without them many of us would not be here. This induction is supposed to be me talking about me and shit, but shit. I wouldn’t be here without them,” Eminem said. “I’m a high school dropout with a hip-hop upbringing and these are my teachers. It’s their night as much as mine.

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Jimi Hendrix: The Story of His Very First Live Concert https://micgillette.com/jimi-hendrix-the-story-of-his-very-first-live-concert/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:04:21 +0000 https://micgillette.com/jimi-hendrix-the-story-of-his-very-first-live-concert/ No one remembers the exact date of Jimi Hendrix’s first professional concert, because at the time no one, not even Hendrix himself, thought the event was important enough to keep track of. We know it was in the fall of 1959 and the performance took place in the basement of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, one […]]]>

No one remembers the exact date of Jimi Hendrix’s first professional concert, because at the time no one, not even Hendrix himself, thought the event was important enough to keep track of. We know it was in the fall of 1959 and the performance took place in the basement of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, one of the largest synagogues in Seattle.

At that time, Jimi wasn’t even Jimi. At the time, he was known as James to his high school teachers, Jimmy to his family, and Butch to many of his musician friends. “Butch was his nickname for a while,” recalls Sammy Drain, who grew up down the street from Jimi, “because he was so shy. But he wasn’t shy about learning licks from other guys.

Hendrix had only had his electric guitar the year before, and at 16 he wasn’t even considered the best guitarist on his street. He had jammed with the neighborhood boys at garages and community centers, but had never done a real gig until a few older high schoolers asked if he could play a dance at Temple De Hirsch Sinai and Jimi had say yes.

The Temple De Hirsch Sinai Synagogue in Seattle where Jimi Hendrix played his first concert

The Temple De Hirsch Sinai Synagogue in Seattle where Jimi Hendrix played his first concert

Drain did not attend this first show, but Jimi’s girlfriend, Carmen Goudy, did. She remembers him being extremely nervous, lacking the confidence that would later mark his assault on London stages in 1966 when he became a star. “Do you really think I’ll have fans?” Jimi asked her nervously before the show. Goudy says he was so nervous she thought he might vomit.

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Husband and wife folk duo return to tour https://micgillette.com/husband-and-wife-folk-duo-return-to-tour/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 16:51:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/husband-and-wife-folk-duo-return-to-tour/ Nov. 8 – After a two-year hiatus, folksingers Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards from Massachusetts have returned to life on the road with concert dates scheduled across the East Coast, including a stop at Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine in Middletown on November 17. “The entertainment business has gone through ringtones, especially smaller venues, […]]]>

Nov. 8 – After a two-year hiatus, folksingers Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards from Massachusetts have returned to life on the road with concert dates scheduled across the East Coast, including a stop at Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine in Middletown on November 17.

“The entertainment business has gone through ringtones, especially smaller venues, which showcase our level of nationally touring musicians,” Mandeville said. “Most of the venues we’ll be performing in have thankfully found ways to hang on and keep hanging on.”

Audiences get to know this couple through their close vocal harmonies, poetic lyrics and down-to-earth personalities. Accompanying themselves on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, whistle, electric bass and clarinet, their live performances are often spiritually uplifting, carefully balanced between serious songs and humorous commentary. Their songs reflect personal experiences as factory workers, teachers, community organizers, and natives of post-industrial industrial towns in central Massachusetts.

Mandeville and Richards are also music teachers in central Massachusetts through Blackstone Valley Music, an independent school with a popular band camp program and monthly community cafe.

Learn more about their music at markandraianne.com.

The show starts at 6 p.m. on November 17 at Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine at Country Pleasures Farm, 6219 Harley Road, Middletown.

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Dolly Parton and Eminem inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame https://micgillette.com/dolly-parton-and-eminem-inducted-into-the-rock-roll-hall-of-fame/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 12:36:03 +0000 https://micgillette.com/dolly-parton-and-eminem-inducted-into-the-rock-roll-hall-of-fame/ Dolly Parton led a supergroup in a rousing rendition of Jolene as Eminem rocked the room at Saturday’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame gala, which inducted its most eclectic group of artists in years in an ode to the spirit of rock. The country music queen and rap agitator was joined by pop futurists […]]]>

Dolly Parton led a supergroup in a rousing rendition of Jolene as Eminem rocked the room at Saturday’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame gala, which inducted its most eclectic group of artists in years in an ode to the spirit of rock.

The country music queen and rap agitator was joined by pop futurists Eurythmics, slick rocker Lionel Richie, faith-based lyricist Carly Simon and tough rock duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to enter the pantheon music.

“I’m a rock star now!” Parton shouted as she took the stage, fists in the air.

The singer, 76, had tried to decline the prestigious honor because she didn’t feel rock enough — “I didn’t realize at the time that it was a little more than that”, she said.

Artists such as Pink and Brandi Carlile have come together to perform Dolly classics, including 9 to 5before Parton returned to the stage in a stunning tight outfit dripping with chains.

She then performed her new rock song, which included a wicked solo she played on a crystal-encrusted electric guitar.

“I still got rock and roll in my country soul / And I will until the cows come home,” she said.

Eminem delivered a mix of old and new hits, after one of music’s provocative masters went to quintessential My name is.

Eminem performs at the event.  Reuters

His trusted mentor, Dr. Dre, inducted the artist behind The Marshall Mathers Album – one of the best-selling albums of all time – which earned coveted venue recognition in its first year of eligibility.

The superstar has built a massive career on his blistering flow and lyrical talent, but has occasionally fueled it with eyebrow-raising controversy.

Eminem invited none other than Steven Tyler to perform Sing for nowwho samples the track of his band Aerosmith Dreamand Ed Sheeran made a surprise appearance to sing Dido’s Thanks sample in Stan.

The rapper, 50, then donned his glasses to read his acceptance speech, discussing the obstacles he overcame including a troubled childhood and addiction.

But he spent most of his time on the podium thanking dozens of fellow rappers.

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it took a whole genre and culture to raise me,” he said. “I’m a high school dropout, man, with a hip-hop upbringing, and these are my teachers.

“And it’s their night as much as mine.”

For the Class of 2022, the hallowed institution has continued to bring rappers, pop, R&B and country music stars into its fold.

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie speaks after his induction.  AFP

“Rock and roll isn’t a color, it’s a feeling, it’s a vibe,” Richie said to a chorus of cheers.

“If we let that vibe through, this room will grow and grow.”

Richie’s spectacular performance included vocals with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who offered guitar riffs to accompany the classic Easy (like Sunday morning).

Synth-pop pioneers Eurythmics — the duo of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart — also took their place among rock’s greatest, but not before delivering a performance that included their classic Sweet dreams are made of this).

And Duran Duran met the moment with a best-of medley including Girls in the cinema and hungry like a wolf.

Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran with their trophy.  AFP

But the British band also reserved a dark moment for former member Andy Taylor. Frontman Simon Le Bon read a letter written by the guitarist which revealed he had been battling stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer for years.

But Taylor said he’s “really glad I’m here to see the light of day” that the hitmakers have entered the rock hall.

Carly Simon, known for her deeply personal writing, was inducted by Sara Bareilles but was unable to attend because two of her sisters recently died of cancer.

“One of the greatest things about music,” Simon said in a post read by Bareilles, “is its unearthly talent for creating physical art from formless emotions like joy and pain. “.

Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo then took the stage to perform Simon’s seminal 1970s hit You are so vainas the audience, including Carlile and LL Cool J, shook their heads and sang along.

Inducted by Sheryl Crow, Benatar and Giraldo delivered a heart-pounding rendition of their best songs, including love is a battlefield and Heart Breaker.

And none other than Bruce Springsteen, who was on hand Saturday to give a special induction into master producer Jimmy Iovine, took the stage to perform alongside John Mellencamp in honor of the late Jerry Lee Lewis.

The Boss killed off a fiery guitar solo as the band delivered a rousing version of the original Hall of Famer’s large balls of fire.

Updated: 06 November 2022, 12:34

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A plethora of music options and a full list of First Friday events https://micgillette.com/a-plethora-of-music-options-and-a-full-list-of-first-friday-events/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:04:08 +0000 https://micgillette.com/a-plethora-of-music-options-and-a-full-list-of-first-friday-events/ By Anchorage Daily News Updated: 8 a few minutes ago Published: 29 a few minutes ago Winter has officially arrived in Anchorage. And with his arrival, there are a number of musical options this weekend, from national acts like The Elovaters and The Suffers to local talent. The Anchorage Civic Orchestra performs its fall concert […]]]>
By Anchorage Daily News

Updated: 8 a few minutes ago Published: 29 a few minutes ago

Winter has officially arrived in Anchorage. And with his arrival, there are a number of musical options this weekend, from national acts like The Elovaters and The Suffers to local talent. The Anchorage Civic Orchestra performs its fall concert and The Hall Monitors of West High performs a show dedicated to Jim-related songs.

The Elovaters: 7 p.m. Saturday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

This reggae group is one of the fastest in the genre and has notably toured with Ziggy Marley. Local H3s will be opening and tickets to the show are $35-40.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival: 10am-6pm Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dena’ina Center, 600 W. 7th Ave.

This two-day event features one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, bath products, home decor, and gourmet food. Free entry.

JimFest with The Hall Monitors: 8 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Bearpaw Bar & Grill, 415 E St.

This group of West High teachers normally play in the halls during lunchtime. This weekend they’ll be playing all kinds of Jim-related songs from Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffett and more.

Suffers at the PAC: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W. 6th Ave.

This group from Houston fuses reggae, jazz, salsa, rock, hip-hop and funk. The group has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. Tickets for this concert are $44.50, but the UAA Concert Board offers students tickets for only $20.

Anchorage Civic Orchestra: 7.30pm Saturday, Sydney Laurence Theater

The ACO’s Autumn Concert includes performances of Schubert’s “Rosamunde Overture”, Schumann’s “4th Symphony” and a concerto by Piazzolla. Local musicians Armin Abdihodzic, guitar, and Karl Pasch, clarinet, are featured. Tickets are $23.50 with prices for seniors and youth as well.

First Friday events

POWER Center: Honoring the memory of Sierra Rae Parker and benefiting Alaska Seeds of Change, 5-7 p.m. at 2601 Arctic Blvd.

APU’s Carr Gottstein Galleries: with prints by Dan Burkholder, 4:30-6 p.m. at 4101 University Dr.

AK Cycle Chic: with artist Erica Olson Malouf, 5-7 p.m. at 908 W Northern Lights Blvd.

Anchorage Distillery: with Temper + Forge & Wolf + Rove, 4-8 p.m. at 6310 A St.

Anchorage Museum: Current exhibits include Alaska Biennial, Jovell Rennie: The Place I Call Home, Pass the Mic, and Visitations, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 625 C St.

Cafecito Bonito: With Francisco Ramirez Morales, 4-7 p.m. at 6307 DeBarr Road.

Blush Boutique: 11am-6pm 720 D St.

Weather Shop: with WVN., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 720 D St.

Second pass checkout: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 720 D St.

Tundra Herb Co.: 10 a.m.-11:55 p.m. 520 6th Ave.

The Kobuk: with Marcia Bird Myers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 504 W. 5th Ave.

Excalibur Sports: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 320 W. 5th Ave.

IGCA: with artist Homer Mandy Bernard and the Alaska Woodturners Association, 5-8 p.m. at 427 D St.

Sara’s Gift Cache: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 408 W. 4th Ave.

Sevigny Studio: With Valérie Jaimes, 6-9 p.m. at 312 G St.

Tiny Gallery: with Cori Giacomazzi of Lillith Moon, 4-8 p.m. at 706 W. 4th Ave.

Stephan Fine Arts: with Zane Burgess and Renate Martin. 6-8:30 p.m. at 939 W. 5th Ave.

The Cubby at the Captain Cook Hotel: with Zane Burgess and Renate Martin. 6-8:30 p.m. at 939 W. 5th Ave.

Snow City Cafe: with Scott Clendaniel, 5-7 p.m. at 1034 W. 4th Ave.

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From jazz to classical music, the Blackstone Hotel welcomes musicians from Columbia – The Columbia Chronicle https://micgillette.com/from-jazz-to-classical-music-the-blackstone-hotel-welcomes-musicians-from-columbia-the-columbia-chronicle/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 23:29:45 +0000 https://micgillette.com/from-jazz-to-classical-music-the-blackstone-hotel-welcomes-musicians-from-columbia-the-columbia-chronicle/ Guitar chords and a sweet melody float through the lobby as Joshua Trimble plays a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You.” Addison Annis The Blackstone Hotel lobby serves as a unique and relaxed setting for anyone to enter and enjoy live music performances. But three days a week, Columbia students can feel even more […]]]>
Guitar chords and a sweet melody float through the lobby as Joshua Trimble plays a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You.” Addison Annis

The Blackstone Hotel lobby serves as a unique and relaxed setting for anyone to enter and enjoy live music performances.

But three days a week, Columbia students can feel even more at home in the lobby, as it’s their peers who take the stage for three-hour sets.

Professors from the music department select several students to perform in the hotel lobby, 636 S. Michigan Ave., every semester, as the three-hour performances require a committed skill set.

The Blackstone has been collaborating with Columbia since 2018, creating a space for student musicians to play live music in the lobby lit by the hotel’s chandelier and fireplace.

“There are so many gigs by solo musicians that it’s important that our students can enjoy this work,” said Joe Cerqua, creative director and producer in the music department, who manages student talent affiliated with the hotel.

The hiring process for this position requires students to demonstrate an impressive commitment to the music program. Each performance consists of a solo act, which is a paid position with tips. Cerqua programs the artists for two months a moment, offering opportunity for others and plans to run the program throughout the year. There are currently three student performers and one alumnus.

“The gig at the Blackstone is a three-hour gig, so it’s mostly about who can do a three-hour gig on their own,” Cerqua said. “Since seeing all the concerts in the music department, I have been in touch with the talent of our students and we are looking for students who we believe can put in a long performance at a professional level.”

Well known for its history of hospitality immersed in the arts, The Blackstone Hotel has focused on creativity since its opening in 1910. “Jazz Showcase”, one of Chicago’s oldest jazz clubs, was founded in 1947 and resided at Blackstone for 14 years before moving to other Locations. While the jazz club is no longer in its original location, the hotel has no away from his musical roots.

Pierre Giacotto, General Manager of Blackstone, strongly believes in the importance of integrating and maintaining music in the hotel.

“Part of bringing back history was bringing the art of music to our guests, and what better partnership than with the neighboring school,” Giacotto said.

A warm glow fills the elegant lobby of the Blackstone Hotel, which contains 1,600 works of art, mostly created by local artists. Addison Annis

Former musician Eric Rutherford, who earned his Bachelor of Music degree in 2017, maintains his close connection to Columbia by playing one night a week for the hotel.

Jazz guitar and jam on funk loops, this is how Joshua Trimble, a senior music major, spends his three-hour performance at the hotel.

“I think this opportunity is really a springboard for a lot of things that I imagined and wanted to manifest for myself,” Trimble said. “It’s given me a really good outlet to make sure I keep doing my solo artist stuff in the craze of just trying to finish school and survive the light onslaught of all the responsibilities of life. life.”

Trevor Stewart, an elder The composition major is another of three student musicians performing live. Specializing primarily in songwriting, Stewart wrote his own music for various bands, but diversified his talents at Blackstone.

“I play pretty much half classical guitar, half contemporary music with vocals,” Stewart said. “I play The Beatles a lot, and Al Green’s song ‘Let’s Stay Together’ is really fun. I try to play music that any demographic can enjoy, there are people from all over the world at the Blackstone.

Miles Pretel, a sophomore at Columbia majoring in contemporary jazz and popular music, plans to begin his journey of performing at The Blackstone in November.

“I’m primarily a jazz/improvised music pianist, but I also produce classical, Latin jazz, jazz fusion and hip-hop,” Pretel said. “Teachers [at Columbia] prepare us for the real world, so it will be a learning experience that I will take into the future.

Giacotto is excited to continue to strengthen Blackstone’s relationship with Columbia.

“I would love nothing more than to do something one day to expand our collaboration with Columbia,” said Giacotto. “We’re not cookie-cutter, it’s fun, it’s artistic, and we support the community and the students.”

Columbia students and alumni perform in the lobby of the Blackstone Hotel every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To support these Colombian musicians, listen Trimble enabled Spotify and Apple MusicStewart on Youtube and Pretel on Youtube.

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