Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cecilia Coleman Big Band live in NY, Aug 2

YES, IT'S TRUE !! YOU CAN GET YOUR OWN CD - FREE - OF CECILIA COLEMAN'S FANTASTIC BIG BAND AT NEXT WEEK'S SHOW when you join Cecilia and her exciting Band @ JazzTuesdays on Tuesday, August 2! There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. For reservations and information call 212-222-5159.

Artistic, talented, dedicated- these are but three of the many attributes that describe pianist, composer and bandleader Cecilia Coleman. A native of Long Beach, CA and resident of New York, Coleman began to play piano at age 5 and at age 15 began to study jazz piano. She is a potent pianist capable of performances that are both exciting andmoving. She has developed into an exceptional composer whose distinctive,varied pieces reflect where jazz has been and where it is going.

Coleman has led her own groupsince 1990 when she formed a trio with bassist Eric Von Essen and drummer Kendall Kay. In 1993 her quintet was formed. In addition to numerous clubappearances such as Jax Bar & Grill (Glendale), the infamous Chadney's (Burbank) and the Jazz Bakery (Culver City), Coleman has performed at theMonterey Jazz Festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. With the Quintet, Coleman has gone on to substantial acclaim in theLos Angeles Jazz scene and beyond.

She is currently the jazz piano instructor at her Alma-mater CSU Long Beach where she teaches one week amonth during the school year. On the East Coast she is the accompanist for the Modern Dance Center of Westchester in Bronxville. She maintains her regular working quintet on the West Coast, which includes such noteworthy musicians as Steve Huffsteter, Jerry Pinter, Christoph Luty and Thomas White.

She has six CD's out as aleader: "The Impostor", "Higher Standards","Home", "Young & Foolish", "Words of Wisdom" and “Images”. She is also on three recordings of The American Jazz Institute headed by Mark Masters which feature Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, Jack Montrose, Ray Drummond, Tim Hagans and Gary Smulyan plus many more.

The Cecilia Coleman Big Band
Cecilia Coleman - Piano
Jeff Wilfore - Trumpet
Hardin Butcher-Trumpet
Kerry MacKillop- Trumpet
John Eckert-Trumpet
Bobby Porcelli-Lead Alto
Stephan Kammerer-Alto
Geoff Vidal- Tenor
Stan Killian-Tenor
Peter Brainin-Soprano
Frank Basile-Bari
Matt McDonald-Lead Trombone
Mike Fahn-Trombone
Sam Burtis-Trombone
Joe Randazzo-Bass Trombone
Tim Givens(NY)-Bass
Jeff Brillinger -Drums
David Coss-Vocals

Admission is 15.00, $10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.

in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
The New York Baha'i Center
53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway)
Two shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.
August 9 - Drummer Warren Smith and The Composer's Workshop Ensemble
August 16 - The Mike Longo Funk Band
August 23 - Jazz/Blues Vocalist Antoinette Montague featuring Mike Longo on piano and Jay Hoggard on vibes
August 30 - Bassist Santi Debriano's Quartet

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