Well, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted one of these, but hey, good things take time. I will be playing jazz standards with the Steven Alarcon Ensemble next Saturday, June 14, at New York Delight Deli in Pomona. Address is:
310 S. Thomas St
Pomona, CA 91766
It’s a restaurant, and there’s no cover or anything. Just come on over, grab a slice of pizza, and hang with us, 7p to 11ish. I understand there’s an Art Walk that evening, as is common on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
This Saturday, I’ll be appearing in a Double Bass Duet at Long Beach City College.
Saturday is our Music Day: we’ll be recruiting new music students and performing in chamber groups. It’s free to attend, whether to just watch the groups, or to audition for Fall 2014’s Applied Music Program.
We’ll start off with performances, including the Viking Singers, the Brass Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Bass Duet, and possibly more (the Clarinet Ensemble was also rumored at one point). Then we’ll break for lunch (FREE PIZZA), have Q & A throughout, and then the auditions. This is between 9am and 1pm.
Location: LBCC’s G Building (near the corner of Clark Ave and Harvey Way), Room 122. Parking SHOULD be free that day, but I can’t confirm.
E-mail Skye Angluo, Director of Choral Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in auditioning, so you can get a time slot. You can audition for Classical or Jazz studies, please bring 1 to 2 contrasting pieces. You’ll have 5 minutes, and an accompanist will be provided.
I will be performing twice in the upcoming weeks, in two very different flavors.
First off, I will be playing with the LBCC Wind Ensemble on Saturday, 3/29 at 7:30pm. This is a Scandinavian themed show, with works including the Masquerade Suite by Halvorsen, trombone concerto Rhapsodia Borealis by Hyldgaard with special guest Phil Keen, and King’s Point, an original composition by LBCC Composer-In-Residence Roger J. Przytulski.
On Sunday, 3/30 at 2:00pm, I will be performing with my usual cast of characters, the LBCC Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra as principal. Compositions by Bach, Barber, Beethoven, Bartók, Vaughan Williams, and Elgar.
For both performances, tickets will be available both at the door and online, but if you buy online, they will be cheaper. Pricing as follows:
Online:$5 for Students/LBCC Staff, and Seniors
$7 General Admission
At the Door:
$10 for Students/LBCC Staff, and Seniors
$12 General Admission
Tickets available at the link on http://music.lbcc.edu/ Just scroll down.
Next Friday, I will be performing solo in an event that is open to the public (to a limited degree). It is free, with parking being $1 and hard to find. It will be during a class for solo performers in the Applied Music program at my college. I will go on sometime during the time slot from 10am to 11:30am, and will perform Sonata 1 for Double Bass by Marcello. This performance is part of my final grade for the class, and is a part of preparing me for university level studies.
For directions to the location, you will have to speak to me in person. A taping of the performance will be released sometime after, and it will be posted.
I will be letting my fans know that, due to circumstances outside of my control, I will not be at Khoury’s restaurant this weekend. It seems that the manager booked a big party during our time slot and bumped us.
In addition, I’d like to let my fans know that my immediate family is visiting from St. Louis, arriving in the next hour, and will be here for a week. Most of my meetings with new clients will, if possible, be postponed until afterwards. All current students have also been notified.
Thank you for understanding.
I could make a joke about how many tenors I’ve known that are mad, but I’ll keep it to myself.
Anyways, the newest video is up over on the Performance page. It’s my house band gig at Khoury’s Restaurant at Alamitos Bay here in Long Beach. Great local establishment, it’s a jazz and champagne brunch with a nice buffet offering and a cool atmosphere. It’s also right on the water, too – the dining room opens up to an outside patio that is connected to a dock. The view is beautiful from stage, and it’s just enough on the land itself that I don’t get seasick while playing. At least, from where I’m playing. I’m there nearly every Sunday at around 1:30pm or so, depending on if there’s an early event later that night. If there is, we sometimes start sooner to get out of the way.
Performing in the video:
Robert – Guitar (1st solo)
Steven – Tenor Sax (Head), Flute (2nd solo) – Bandleader
Gaston – Guitar (3rd solo)
Victor – Keyboards (4th)
Yours Truly – Bass Guitar (5th)
Andre – Drums
I apologize that I’m mostly eclipsed in the visuals by Steven, but you can see enough of me, and hear enough of me. I’m pretty proud of that solo, actually. Besides, I’d ultimately like to get at least one tune in each genre on the performance page. There’s your Blues, as well as my Classical and Latin, though the Latin is so Rock that I may bump it for a Latin jazz if I get a good recording. Unless you’d like one of each? Let me know, my comments are (mostly) open!*
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