Music is form of art whose medium is sound as well as silence. It includes pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. It is derived from Greek word. The performance, creation as well as definition of music vary according to culture& are the language of soul. The taste of music can be different from person to person.
John Gatti has been a professional musician, composer and arranger for over three decades. He is proficient on piano, organ, and harmonica, as well as synthesized music through full orchestration. John is also an accomplished saxophone, clarinet and flute player. He is one of a small number of keyboardists skilled at playing and programming the breath controller.
Enjoy a celebration of jazz hits popularized by the hipsters of the 1940s-1960s featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Lerner & Lowe, Rodgers & Hart and others featuring Sven Anderson on piano, Marion Hayden on bass and Alex Trajano on drums.
Teen boys like to work with their hands, and a lot like working with cars. This combines the best of both worlds. Head over to a hobby shop and pick out a model car that your teen can put together on his own. All of the kids have a number saying how easy or difficult it is to put together; start with an easy one and if he is interested in building more then get some of the harder ones later.
Speaking of newspapers, the Mercury News’ Andrew Gilbert in previewing the series spoke with Mingus’ widow, Sue. Her thoughts on the man and his music are illuminating.
Morton moved back to the growing jazz metropolis Chicago. When he set up his home there this time he also set about trying to start recording some of the compositions he was now famous for playing. He managed to secure a recording contract with the largest record label at that time, Victor.
Ambrose Akinmusire: The Oakland-born trumpeter is rightly considered among jazz’s leading young talents; for evidence, look no further than “When the Heart Emerges Glistening,” his recent Blue Note debut. SFJAZZ is presenting Akinmusire with Walter Smith III (saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Burniss Travis (bass) and Justin Brown (drums). 8 p.m. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco. $20-$35.