- When: Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 7:30 PM
- Ticket Price: $19.00 - $31.00
Bell Stage Main Dining Room
Pianist Mike Nourie and The Swingmasons are pleased to team up with vocalists Jerica Cristosomo and Lucy Gamboa for a dinner-jazz performance. The Swingmasons will be performing an assortment of vocal favorites and standards from the American Jazz songbook, along with several Swingmasons originals.
The Swingmasons is a Jazz collective initiated by jazz pianist Mike Nourie in 2014 comprised of talented ambitious working musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our musicians are trained to perfection and share a common desire for technical virtuosity in their personal performance and improvisation.
We initiate our recital by referencing a foundation of standard musical forms handed down to us from previous generations of jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, George Gershwin, and Bill Evans.
Improvisation satisfies the musical and emotional cravings of our listeners as we strive to achieve a free state-of-mind in order to deliver new and wonderful musical abstractions over existing themes.
We encourage all musicians to exceed expectations while staying in harmony with the performance -- preserving individuality while being a part of the whole.
Jerica Crisostomo is a bay area-native vocalist who finds her inspiration in the arts and her family foundation. She has studied music theory and electronic music at the College of San Mateo, and performs at several venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lucy Ariana Gamboa
Lucy graduated in 2005 from Columbia College in Chicago, IL majoring in Jazz Studies and Vocal Performance. She plays and sings regularly in the Chicago Area, and will be performing and sharing her music in the Bay Area over the next few weeks and months.
The Swingmasons (Danny Gerz, Gary Lefkowitz, Chris Cortez, Drums, Mike Nourie):
Danny Gerz is a professional bass player and music educator with the Harker School in San Jose California. Danny is a graduate of San Jose State University. Danny performs regularly around San Francisco with the Renegades, Young Lions, and many other favorites.
Gary Lefkowitz began playing jazz guitar when he was 15 years old and studied in New York City with jazz guitarist and Downbeat poll-winner Billy Bauer. He is also co-founder of the John Abercrombie Jazz Scholarship Foundation (www.johnabercrombiejazzfund.
Chris Cortez is among the San Francisco’s best jazz drummers and a regular with several top artists at Savanna Jazz in San Carlos. Chris is also recognized as the midday DJ on KCSM Jazz Radio, and hosts the Sunday Cool Jam at Savanna Jazz for rising performers.
Mike Nourie, the leader of The Swingmasons, began classical piano studies at the age of 10 with Julliard piano performance graduate Harry Coleman. He is currently continuing his piano and composition studies with Adam Domash, author of “The Pianist Search”. Mike is a regular performer at several fine restaurants and venues around San Francisco, including Savanna Jazz.
In the words of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, "We hope you will enjoy the show."
Tickets can only be purchased online prior to the show. Ticket sales will close on line at 4:00pm on 01/24/19
“If Available” - The only time tickets will be available for sale at the door will be on the day of the show $28.00
Regular Seating while available $19.00 on line
Premier Seating while available( up to 5 rows back facing stage $25.00 on line
Front Table Seating (First Two Rows Center Stage) while available $31.00 on line
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