This performance will feature flute and piano music by 20th-century women and Florida-based composers including Gubaidulina, Hoover, Boulanger, Zwilick, Paul Richards, and Shawn Hundley.
Rose Shlyam Grace, a Russian-born pianist, has concertized throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber music recitalist. She has collaborated in duo and chamber music recitals with many distinguished artists. Ms. Grace has been featured as a guest artist at the Krannert Art Center in Champaign-Urbana, the “Serenade Series” in Orlando, Florida, and the Skaneateles Music Festival in New York with the members of the Pacifica Quartet. During the past several years, she has been a frequent guest artist in the Morning Chamber Music Series at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Sarah Jane Young is Currently on faculty at the University of West Florida and Bethune-Cookman University. She has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in a number of countries and performance venues such as Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Sarah Jane has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons, and Renée Fleming.
Award-winning bassist and composer Michael Feinberg will present a concert of his own jazz compositions and interpretations of the Great American Songbook.
Raised in Atlanta, Ga. Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn’s quartet. Feinberg left for the University of Miami where he recorded his debut record “Harajuku” which helped him to earn a residency at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Following the release of his sophomore album “Evil Genius,” Michael was invited to headline at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Feinberg moved to New York, and in 2009 began his graduate studies at NYU where he performed with various faculty members, continued recording, and went on to be the recipient of numerous awards including the Louis Armstrong Foundation Grant in 2020.
Through an exploration of reality versus augmented reality, Britton-René Collins presents a contemporary percussion program that consists of two contrasting sound worlds: the electronic, and the acoustic. With a decrease in face-to-face human interaction due to the global pandemic, society has adapted to technology and the use of multimedia as a means for correspondence. This experimental program sonically parallels modern societal shifts relating to virtual communication and social interaction during the 2020 pandemic and events surrounding the black lives matter movement.
Percussionist Britton-René Collins finds passion in the art of contemporary percussion performance. A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more equitable community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active commitment to creating social change through her music.
The sound of NYC’s bebop underground takes the stage at Timucua with the Aaron Johnson Quartet featuring master pianist Sacha Perry. Possessing wild musical imagination and fearless hearts, Johnson and Perry come together to present a premiere and exclusive selection of original music and songbook classics.
In addition to leading his own group in nearly every New York jazz establishment, from Smalls to Jazz at Lincoln Center, alto saxophonist Aaron Johnson has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Jon Batiste, Dick Hyman, Chuck Israels, Ken Peplowski, Connie Crothers, Slide Hampton, John Colianni, Ed Palermo, Pete Barbutti, and many more.
Sacha Perry was a protégé of the late Frank Hewitt and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the jazz piano canon of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope, and Herbie Nichols. Perry has anchored nearly a thousand engagements at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC over the last twelve years as the first choice on piano, appearing with Across 7th Street, the Chris Byars Octet, Mike Mullins, Zaid Nasser, Grant Stewart, and fronting his own trio.
The Duane Eubanks Quintet delivers a straight-ahead, post-hard bop style of original jazz compositions.
Eubanks is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer whose gritty soul and passion emphatically captures his Philadelphia roots. He studied jazz in master classes at Temple University with the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor and with Wynton Marsalis. He has also crossed over from jazz to play and record with renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Wu-Tang Clan.
Sichuanese composer and musician Baishui Gan will perform his sound art project “Sound in Motion.”
“Sound in Motion” is a project in which Baishui examines the relationship between sound and movement. Whether in terms of sound’s motion or changing, the project is intentionally open-ended; Baishui lays the musical foundations upon which a range of artists from a variety of backgrounds are invited to build through collaboration.
Born in a small Sichuanese city, Baishui is a composer and self-taught guitarist, pianist, and master of many traditional Chinese instruments. His compositions and performance have ranged across his career from neo-folk and dark-ambient-influenced music to experimental and post-rock sounds—and beyond. Throughout Baishui’s work, a near-religious serenity and atmosphere transport one to a faraway place; foreign yet familiar; where Baishui, and his listeners, seem to be the only residents.
Dynamic world-class artists Catherine Lan and Claudio Jaffe team up to form Duo Arpeggione, performing masterpieces for cello and piano delighting and inspiring audiences throughout Florida. In this concert, they will present a fiery program of sonatas by Saint Saens and Poulenc.
Sonata No. 1 In C Minor for cello and piano Op. 32 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Andante tranquillo sostenuto
Sonata for cello and piano, FP 143 by Francis Poulenc
I. Allegro – Tempo di marcia
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Ryan Devlin will bring on organist Scott Giddens, trumpeter Shawn Villanueva, and drummer James Fortune to play a full album tribute to Larry Young’s masterpiece “Unity”!
Ryan Devlin is a saxophonist and educator local to Orlando, Fl. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he completed his degree in jazz studies under the direction of saxophonist Jeff Rupert. He will soon go on to pursue graduate study at the New England Conservatory. In 2017, Ryan was the winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society and was runner up for the Bob Washington Jazz scholarship competition.
“Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field” is a two-hour long solo piano epic by the composer Dylan Mattingly, which reimagines each of the 24 books of the Iliad and threads them into an autobiographical musical epic about love, heroes, baseball, and coming of age in New York far from home. For hundreds of years, bards would travel the Aegean and sing from memory the 15,693 lines of the Iliad. Each time the story would change a little bit depending on the bard’s surroundings and memory. Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field imagines what the Iliad in which we find ourselves — after a few thousand more years of telling, retelling, and evolution — might feel like.
Pianist and composer Robert Fleitz performs, commissions, and writes music to curate evocative, multi-disciplinary experiences for audiences. Praised for “mesmerizing” and “commanding” playing (The New York Times), and for musicality with “a delightful ease and lightness” (I Care If You Listen), his prolific career in performing both classical and new music has led to appearances in 24 US states and 13 countries across the globe. He was the winner of the André Boucourechliev Prize in the 2020 International Piano Competition of Orléans.
Jeff Rupert, Pegasus Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF, will perform a selection of jazz music with his quartet.
Rupert is a saxophonist, composer, record producer, and recording artist. Well regarded in the world of Jazz, he has been featured as a soloist on dozens of recordings, including Benny Carter’s Grammy-winning “Harlem Renaissance.” He has also made a number of his own recordings, often with the Jazz Professors, UCF Flying Horse Big Band, as well as renowned soloists such as Veronica Swift.
“From the moment I first heard Jeff Rupert with my band I considered him one of the great jazz players of today.” – Maynard Ferguson
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