The Concord Conservatory Jazz Band
April 26, 2013
Come chill out with CCM Jazz Faculty Band!?CCM faculty members Brian Friedland (piano), Tucker Antell (sax), Ehud Ettun (bass), Jorge Perez-Albela (drums) will play standard and orignial jazz selections. ??Individually these musicians travel the world performing and teaching their craft - together they create unique and exception musical ideas.
Brian Friedland (piano) has performed his original music with trios, quartets, and big bands at the Lima Jazz Festival in Peru, the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter competition, and in prestigious clubs in Los Angeles (Catalina's, Jazz Bakery) and Boston (Ryles, Lily Pad). He also currently leads Rhombus, a six piece, Boston based band that is gaining recognition and an audience for their dynamic and highly inventive performances.??
Tucker Antell (saxophone) began playing professionally by the age of 13 and recording by 16 solo, and also with Jazz veteran the late great Al Galladoro, who after recording with the young saxophonist said, “Tucker Antell is from another planet!”. He attended the University of Michigan for two years, studying with the late master Donald Walden before transferring to the New England Conservatory of music in Boston, where he studied with George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Hart and Cecil McBee, among the many other great musicians. ??
Ehud Ettun (bass) As noted in All About Jazz magazine, bassist, composer and band leader Ehud Ettun is quickly establishing himself as the “up and coming Bassist” on the jazz and world music scene, both in the United States and in Israel. As a performer, Ehud enjoys the ability to create an experience for the audience that will only exist for a moment, and for that singular audience. “It's like an ice sculpture, when it melts what matters is what people will remember from it.” Ehud has worked with notable artists and bands including George Garzone, and Fred Hersch; and has appeared as a performer and composer in Europe, Israel, and the United States in venues such as the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam), and Jordan Hall (Boston).
Jorge Pérez-Albela began playing drumset and cajon in his native Lima, Perú. A Bostonian since 1994, he is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the Musicians Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology) where he graduated with honors. Jorge is on the faculty at Berklee College of Music for the Summer Performance Program and has directed a pioneer Music Therapy program at the Edward Devotion School that helps children with various learning/emotional challenges. He has taught Master Classes in various prestigious colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and South America.?
Concord Conservatory of Music
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