Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Peter Stolzman & Suzi Stern at Casa Karen!

Hello Everyone!
Sorry for any redundancy on this mailing, but I neglected to mention the price of tickets!
$20 and an assortment of refreshments will be provided for free!

Please circle these two exciting June events that will be starting the trend of world class music performances at the new Casa Karen location! 7402 Greenhaven Drive, Austin Texas 78757

Casa Concerts provide an opportunity to hear intimate acoustic music the way it should be heard: without the roar of blenders or the cacophony of multiple conversations adding texture to the compositions! Come be guests in our home and enjoy taking in some music at this newly renovated space!

Sat. June 4th
We are so honored to have the brilliant jazz pianist, Peter Stolzman starting our new series off!
Be part of this "live recording" Concert!
The Peter Stolzman Trio with Steve Schwelling drums and Pat Harris Bass (read about Peter below)

Sunday June 26th
Suzi Stern Quartet with world renowned bassist Paul Unger, phenomenal Dallas based drummer Dennis Durick, and Austin's own George Oldziey on piano

Doors open at 6:30 concerts begin at 7:00
Refreshments provided!
For reservations and more info. call (512) 459-9900

About Peter Stolzman:

While quietly releasing 5 independent recordings over the past decade, Stoltzman has cut his teeth as a sideman with jazz luminaries and young lions – performing with Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd, Ron Westray, Bob Moses, Julian Lage, Justin Vasquez and Yosvanny Terry, among others. Stoltzman has played in the Montreal Jazz Festival, the North Beach, San Jose, and Pensacola Jazz Festivals, the Texas and Austin Jazz Festivals, and jazz venues from NYC to Bratislava to Tokyo. With his father, Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, Peter John has recorded three CDs for BMG, played the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and concert halls around the globe. A uniquely diverse performer, Stoltzman has recorded and toured with folk, rock, funk, drum-n-bass, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban groups, performed an avant-garde concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and even made tracks for Warner Bros. hip-hop artists.

A student of Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos, Bob Brookmeyer, and many others, Peter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music in 1999. After Berklee, Peter lived in New York City, where he recorded and performed with an eclectic variety of artists including drummer Deantoni Parks and Kudu, rapper Jah Dan and Noble Society, guitarist John Shannon and Waking Vision, and the American Music Award-winning funk band The Bomb Squad.

As a teacher, Peter has been a regular on the faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 1997, where he is now the Faculty Director. In 2009, Peter led the music component of Austin's Leadership Enrichment through the Arts Program. Peter has given jazz masterclasses around the country and on tour in Italy and Japan, and continues to teach private lessons in jazz and contemporary styles of performance and composition.

In 2004, Peter earned his Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance, along with a Concentration in Music in Education from New England Conservatory. Now residing in Austin with his wife Gray and their two sons, Peter is pursuing a doctoral degree in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas. In 2010, Peter won first prize in the Philips Jazz Piano Competition. Peter can be heard playing in Austin, TX at the Elephant Room jazz club with established stars, young lions, and his own Trio.