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The City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights Artist Development Workshop featuring Bruce Forman.
What: Jazz Guitar Workshop
Who: Bruce Forman
When: January 8th, 7:30 PM
A busy touring schedule; seventeen recordings as a leader; countless sideman recording dates–including a featured role on one of jazz great Ray Brown’s last albums; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films–the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby, Oscar-nominated Flags of Our Fathers and Hereafter ; producer, arranger, and acclaimed educator; over twenty appearances at the landmark Monterey Jazz Festival; in residence at USC ’s Studio / Jazz Guitar Dept.—when does Bruce Forman rest?
Forman is a seasoned jazz player with top-level skills as a leader, entertainer and sideman. He creates soulful, lyrical melodies, inventive harmonies, and solid accompaniment. Though he can shred bebop at blistering tempos with the best of ‘em, he is no urban snob. Cow Bop, Forman’s unique “western bebop” band, hit four separate charts with its CDs, Swingin’ Out West, Route 66, Too Hick for the Room and Cowlifornia Swing.
A new composition, The Red Guitar, has received wide acclaim. It may be the only jazz libretto where the narrator and the featured instrumentalist are the same performer. The Red Guitar requires great virtuosity, but it is much deeper than a simple showcase for Forman’s abilities. It is serious one-man theater, exploring the obsessive demands that music places on its truest followers.
Forman is also a distinguished music educator and in-kind philanthropist. His national music-mentoring program, JazzMasters Workshop, provided over 2,500 sessions for young students. Always free of charge, JazzMasters’ sessions occurred during after-school hours, and the program enriched lives and helped develop numerous musicians who have gone on to promising careers.
Bruce’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today. Deep immersion in American culture inspires him to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Cow Bop’s “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; original works like The Red Guitar; JazzMasters Workshop—these are only the latest answers to the endless questions that underlie Bruce Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey, and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who is very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.
Here’s a little post of a couple of shows coming up:
3/17 – GigMasterz Rock Skool Concert at Keyboard Galleria Music Center – 1 PM
The Masonry – Universal Bar & Grill – http://www.themasonryband.com
Archer Black w/ Minnow – Three of Clubs – FB Event Page
Check out this cool video of the Feaver. They were once in Gigmasterz, our student band program.
For more info, and to sign up, click here – > http://keyboardgalleria.com/gigmasterzinfo
The next session is starting the last Saturday of January.
Come on down for some live music by Danny B. Harvey. This is a little bit o’ rockabilly and storytellers all in one, and a night that you aren’t going to forget. We’ve lined up this special evening to be a perfect holiday gift for our friends and customers.
Check out Danny below performing with Rev. Horton Heat.
Danny has been in numerous famous landmark groups, here are just a few: Levi Dexter & The Ripchords, The Rockats, The Twenty Flight Rockers, The Honeydippers, 13 Cats, Big Rig Jacknife, The Swing Cats, Nancy Sinatra, Wanda Jackson, The Headcat (w/ Lemmy & Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats), Lonesome Spurs, Bow Wow Wow, Johnny Hallyday, Jarvis Crocker, Hal Blaine, Little Stevie Van Sant, Richard Hawley, and Brian Setzer.
Doors open at 6:30 and show will start promptly at 7:00.
Admission is $7 or $5 w/ a can of food, which will be donated to the local food pantry.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at this link
There is limited seating.
We’ll be selling coffee and snacks.
COME ON DOWN!
For more information, contact us at 661.259.5397 or email email@example.com
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The Gigmasterz Student Bands concert is back! Stop by today at Route 66 to check them out.
David Lemasters, band instructor, said “They’re having a blast and performing really well.”
“I can’t wait!” said Dennis, the owner of Keyboard Galleria Music Center.
What: Gigmasterz Student Bands (ages 10-40+)
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill (8730 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita)
When: 1:00 PM on Sunday 11/4/12