Thunder Mountain Big Band
& Violinist Steve Tada
Thursday, December 31, 9 pm • The JACC
The Thunder Mountain Big Band, led by trumpeter Ron Maas, is composed of clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, percussion, string bass and piano. The band plays a variety of dance favorites from swing and jazz to Latin and waltzes. Joining the band is jazz violinist Steve Tada. Steve began musical studies at age five with Mihiko Hirata after his parents, looking to get out of the house on a Sunday afternoon, took him to see a group recital at the local Suzuki School. Entranced, he was never the same. Further musical study followed as a private student with Hungarian violinist Denes Zsigmondy at the University of Washington from age 12 through college Steve has played in many Juneau musical groups, with some more serious than others, but each of them fun. This is his second appearance with the Thunder Mountain Big band, under Ron Maas. BUY TICKETS HERE.
Lysander Piano Trio
Saturday, February 6, 7 pm • The JACC
Saturday, February 6, 7 pm
The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its …incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours. Performed with sensitivity, panache and emotional depth, it perfectly displayed the Lysander Trio’s enormous potential.” Trio members violinist Itamar Zorman, pianist Liza Stepanova and cellist Michael Katz each on their own have received numerous awards, when they play together something magical happens. Deeply committed to community outreach and education, the trio is currently a Fellow in Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School which trains the next generation of performers to be artists and teachers that hold a deep commitment to the communities in which they live and work. Midori has personally selected the Lysander Trio to perform in Juneau as part of our Partners In Performance community grant. BUY TICKETS HERE.
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