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Artists

Summer String Workshop

August 12-14 • UAS Egan Classroom Wing

Tracy Helming

Summer String Workshop • August 12-14 • UAS Egan Classroom Wing

Violinist Tracy Helming has taught our Spring Workshops for the past 9 years and has become a favorite with Juneau's young violinists, their parents and teachers. Ms. Helming received a Master’s Degree in music performance from Yale University, and completed registered Suzuki training with Teri Einfeldt at the Hartt School of Music. She has been teaching violin and chamber music since 1990, both in her private studio in Seattle as well as at institutes and workshops around the Northwest and Alaska.

Rajan Krishnaswami

Summer String Workshop • August 12-14 • UAS Egan Classroom Wing

 

Cellist Rajan Krishnaswami is a Juilliard graduate and Fulbright Fellow who has toured nationally and internationally as recitalist and soloist with orchestras. Chamber music being his first love, in 2005 he founded Simple Measures, an innovative Chamber Music Series in the Puget Sound, WA area. Equally devoted to teaching and performing, he is well-established as an important learning resource for cellists, both student and professional. He has been on the cello faculty of the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts and is also regularly seen playing with the Seattle Symphony and Opera.

Three Men and a Baby Grand—Labor Day Concert

Sept 6th • 7pm • The JACC                       Buy Tickets HERE

Zuill Bailey

First Friday at the JACC • Meet and Greet • September 4, 5-6 pm
Labor Day Concert • JACC • September 6, 2015 • 7pm

 

One of the premiere cellists in the world, Zuill Bailey is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality has made him one of the most sought after cellists today. He has been featured with symphony orchestras across the nation and overseas. His celebrated Bach Cello Suites and recently-released Britten Cello Symphony CDs soared to the top of Billboard’s classical charts.  In addition to his extensive touring engagements, Bailey is Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso, and Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival and festivals in Texas, Arizona, and Spokane, Washington.

Awadagin Pratt

Labor Day Concert • JACC • September 6, 2015 • 7pm

 

Acclaimed for his musical insight and moving performances, returning JJ&C Festival artist, Awadagin Pratt was the first student at the Peabody Conservatory of Music to receive diplomas in three performance areas – piano, violin and conducting. As soloist he has performed with symphonies across the nation, toured Japan four times, performed throughout Europe, Israel, Colombia and South Africa, and played at the White House and on Sesame Street. Chair of the Piano Department at the University of Cincinnati, Pratt is a strong advocate of music education and a favorite on the college performing arts circuit, where he holds residency and outreach activities with students of all ages.

Benjamin Breen

Labor Day Concert • JACC • September 6, 2015 • 7pm

 

One of Australia’s outstanding violinists, Benjamin Breen began studies at the age of 5, entered the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at 11, and made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall.  He has toured in Australia, Europe, the United States and Japan, receiving critical acclaim as a soloist with orchestra, in recital, and as chamber musician.  The Strad said: “Golden toned, youthfully expressive playing...whenever charm and cantabile elegance are a priority, Breen really comes into his own... subtly shading each phrase with beguiling sensitivity.”

 

 

Pink Martini

September 20, 2015 • Centennial Hall • 7pm

 

Drawing inspiration from music from around the world and crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, pianist Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 when he gave up a budding career in local politics to apply his musical talents in support of such causes as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. It’s since taken him and his band around the world.

 

Pink Martini has performed its multilingual repertoire on concert stages throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, and North and South America. They have played with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the BBC Orchestra in London. They’ve also performed on the Letterman, Leno, and Conan O’Brien shows, among other television appearances.

 

 “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and have the incredible opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America,” Lauderdale said--“the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world, composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.” “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and have the incredible opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America,” Lauderdale said. “The America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world, composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.”

Storm Large

September 20, 2015 • Centennial Hall • 7pm

 

Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.

 

Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club “Dante’s” turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage.

 

Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.

Barney McClure

Cabaret Workshop • October 12-16
An Evening of Cabaret • Friday, October 16, 2015

 

Barney McClure has been everywhere and done it all. He has performed and/or recorded with many jazz artists and has backed such notables as Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, Professor Irwin Corey, George Kirby and Steve Allen.

 

Barney lives in the Palm Springs, California area, where he spends many hours a day in his studio composing original music from Reggae to jazz to classical to... Barney McClure has seven feature CDs on the market and one book on improvisational theory entitled There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake, a "how-to" in improvisational jazz. Additionally, he has published a collection of original compositions that have words entitled "Barney, With Words." Barney continues to arrange, compose and notate for Sound Music Publications and for a host of vocalists throughout the U.S.