Performing with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra - 12/1 8pm, 12/2 2pm.
"Start the holidays on the right note! One of Broadway’s brightest stars and most sought-after vocalists, Ashley Brown, joins MSO to present a colorful array of holiday favorites, as well as some well-known Disney classics. Best known for her critically acclaimed title role in the Broadway and touring smash hit Mary Poppins, Brown has also performed with virtually all the top American orchestras. The MSO Chorus and newly formed Modesto Symphony Youth Chorus join in on the celebration to leave listeners infused with holiday spirit."
Join two of the leading jazz guitarists in the South Bay for an evening of unique and adventurous arrangements of originals and jazz standards performed in a guitar duo setting.
Mason Razavi: Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His albums have earned praise from critics while charting in the U.S. and receiving radio play internationally. Razavi has been described as a “thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning” by Jazz Times. He maintains a busy performance schedule and has played on numerous stages from small clubs to theaters and festivals.
Hristo Vitchev: Referred by the media as one of the newest and most innovative voices in modern jazz guitar, Hristo’s music has been captivating audiences all across the globe. At only age 36 he has already released 7 critically acclaimed albums as a leader plus 4 more releases as a co-leader. He has also been named “Rising Star on the Guitar” by the prestigious DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.
As JazzTimes magazine describes his music: “Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.”
“Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings.” – JAZZIZ
CRITICAL JAZZ says: “Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold.”
$20 admission includes 2 glasses of wine, appetizers, a tour of the historic Ainsley House in Campbell, in addition to a 75 minute concert from Amy Dabalos, and Mason Razavi with Dan Robbins and Jason Lewis. House open at noon, music at 2pm.
"Local jazz greats Mason Razavi (guitar) and Amy Dabalos (vocals), along with their talented band, present an enchanting evening of jazz, featuring some of the most familiar, beloved standards from the so-called Great American Songbook. The concert will be presented "cafe style," with table seating, and wine and light refreshments for purchase throughout the evening."
Amy Dabalos, vocals
Mason Razavi, guitar and arrangements
Dan Robbins, bass
Mike Shannon, drums
with special guest John Worley on trumpet and flugelhorn
Vocalist Amy Dabalos and guitarist Mason Razavi lead a group at the annual festival on Sunnyvale's Murphy Street. Details TBA.
Vocalist Amy Dabalos and guitarist Mason Razavi lead a group playing songs from the Great American Songbook.