Brilliant Strings 2016

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"Natural Push" (v28)

BRILLIANT STRINGS
~soundful colors & beyond~
"Natural Push" (v28)

::Headliner::
VINNY GOLIA [Woodwinds]
A multi-woodwind performer, Vinny's recordings have been consistently picked by critics and readers of music journals for their yearly "ten best" lists. In 1990 he was the winner of the Jazz Times TDWR award for Bass Saxophone. In 1998 he ranked 1st in the Cadence Magazine Writers & Readers Poll and has continually placed in the Downbeat Critic's Poll for Baritone & Soprano Saxophone. In 1999 Vinny won the LA Weekly’s Award for "Best Jazz Musician". Jazziz Magazine has also named him as one of the 100 people who have influenced the course of Jazz in our Century. In 2006 The Jazz Journalists Association honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
www.vinnygolia.com

::Featured Artists::
MARK NOEL MILLER [Blue Slide Guitar]
"Mark Noel Miller is a throw-back to a bygone age. An age of the dust-bowl poet and Appalachian sage. A mercurial virtuoso, I have seen many jaws on floors. The occasion of our first meeting being no exception and once I had wiped the dust from my chin, I promptly asked him to join my band." --David J // Bauhaus / Love and Rockets
www.marknoelmiller.com | https://youtu.be/f6YcBvKikJU

JAMES BEAUTON [Percussion]
Winner of the 2012 Southern California International Marimba Competition, Michigan State University Honors Competition, as well as other performance and academic awards, James Beauton has received praise and acknowledgement from numerous audiences across North America and Europe.
www.jamesbeauton.com | https://youtu.be/LyYhAQns1BE

KASEY BINDRA [Piano]
Kasey Bindra is a multi-talented, versatile musician who performs classical, popular, and rock music. He began studying piano at the age of ten and showed tremendous talent, learning the instrument extremely quickly. After one year, he was memorizing sonatas by Beethoven and works by Bach and Chopin, and performing them in recitals. While a teenager, his musical talent earned him first prize in several MTA piano competitions, and he landed his first professional gig. He was also recruited by his high school concert choir to play the piano accompaniments for their concerts. He was admitted to the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance.

PETE MORRIS [live painting]
"Morris painted on the spot portraits of the happening!" --LA Jazz Scene
www.facebook.com/MetroDaVinciWatercolors

::VENUE::
Social Hall @ First Presbyterian Church
2775 Lincoln Avenue, Alta Dena, CA
626.791.4271

all ages
$12 cover ($3 special price for kids12&under)
FREE parking

Earlier Event: September 27
"Bad Honesty" (v27)
Later Event: November 21
"Just Because" (v29)