Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Join us for Gabriel Santiago at Casa!

Please circle the date! Sunday August 14th...

It is our honor to present the wonderful Gabriel Santiago.
Born in Brazil, the 2010 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner is a composer, arranger, & an acoustic and electric guitar player. He is currently living in Austin, attending the the doctoral program in music composition at the University of Texas at Austin. Gabriel has performed with a wide variety of artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Chris Potter, Terence Blanchard, Carmen Bradford, Gilson Peranzzetta, Odair Assad, among others. He has been composing music for a wide variety of ensembles, styles and media. His music is influenced by everything from Brazilian folk and popular music to Jazz and Classical music as well. Check out the link at the bottom of this blog.

Sunday August 14th
Gabriel Santiago Group
Doors open at 6:30
Show starts at 7:00

Tickets are $20
free refreshments and treats of all sorts!
Casa is located at 7402 Greenhaven Drive 78757
call for more info. and reservations: (512) 459-9900 credit card payment accepted.

Casa Karen Jazz series is proudly presented by Suzi Stern & George Oldziey
Our big news is that we just purchased an amazing 9 foot concert grand piano for this concert series! Come meet this new addition to our family, and we hope you'll make a habit of joining us at these exclusive concerts!

Looking forward to seeing you!
Suzi & Gato!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

a few Summer events

Sunday July 17th
A benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop County
Suzi Stern and George Oldziey performing re-invented Jazz Classics
Hosted by Mac & Joyce Payne
396 McAllister Road
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Call (512) 985-5490 for more info.

doors open at 4:30
Concert from 5:00 to 7:00
Intermission with hor d'oeuvres etc.

Suggested donation $20 but any and all is gratefully accepted!
email at: Mac@macandjoyce.org
Sunday July 24th "Learning to Listen"
A voice workshop in two parts led by Suzi Stern on Sunday July 24th
An afternoon of wonderful freeing exercises inspired by my studies with vocal wizard Bobby McFerrin, and experience singing with a professional ensemble!
Part A
Noon to 2:00
A capella exercises designed to “free” the voice and open up creative spontaneity! We will cover the basic fundamentals of vocal improvisation, creating spontaneous sound inventions and explore what it means to really “listen” as a member of an ensemble. Anyone can participate in part A…all levels from complete beginner to advanced are welcome. These are fabulous, sometimes scary, always fun voice games and exercises!
Short break…there will be snacks and H2o!
Part B
2:30 to 5:00
Part A is a pre-requisite to participate in part B. This section is primarily for the aspiring jazz vocalist. Singers must come prepared with one or two jazz standards (memorized) and 2 photo copies of your music, for the pianist and bass player to accompany you.
We will cover using a microphone to get the best results, phrasing, interactions with band members, stage presence, listening to progressions, improvising over changes and telling your story through musical interpretation.
Part A alone is $40 (if you would like, you are welcome to stay and observe the ensemble section B of the clinic and take notes etc.)
Part A & Part B together is $70
(Bring photo copies of one or two songs and know the music by heart! )
7402 Greenhaven Dr. 78757
register and more info: 347-1722
This is always so much fun! Just come with an open mind and an adventurous spirit! Looking ahead to the fall and winter I hope to do the “ Central Texas Jazz Intensive” with Peter Stolzman and Elias Haslanger so I’ll keep you up-dated on those clinics as well. Looking forward to it!!
Sat. August 6th
The Peter Stoltzman Group

at The Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave.
9:30 to 1:30
Sunday August 14th
The Gabriel Santiago acoustic Group

At Casa Karen
7402 Greenhaven Drive
Aus. Tx. 78757
doors open at 6:30, show 7:00 to 9:00
A very rare and intimate way to experience this rising star from Brazil and his group playing his sparkling compositions with brilliant musicianship.
Call for reservations and more info.(512) 459-9900
Free refreshments!
$20 & c.c. accepted over the phone!