Thursday Night Jazz: The Jazz Residency Project
Select Thursday evenings, Museum Galleries, Free after admission
Three nationally recognized artists Danny Green, Joshua White and Mark Dresser have been granted jazz residencies at the Museum to explore a single topic or theme critical to their work over the course of three concerts and several weeks. Each concert will include a unique repertoire, ensemble, and location throughout the Museum. During these concerts, the galleries will be open all evening and snacks and beverages will be available from a no-host cash bar.
Thursday Night Jazz Schedule
Danny Green Residency
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m., Lower Rotunda | Danny Green Trio
Thursday, June 13, 7:00 p.m., Lower Rotunda | Danny Green Quartet
Thursday, June 20, 7:00 p.m., Sculpture Court | Danny Green Quartet
Joshua White Residency
Thursday, June 27 | The JOSHUA WHITE WoRdRhytHm Ensemble
Thursday, July 18 | The JOSHUA WHITE WoRdRhytHm Ensemble
Thursday, July 25 | The JOSHUA WHITE Quintet featuring HUGH RAGIN
Mark Dresser Residency
Thursday, August 15 | Mark Dresser
Thursday, August 22 | Mark Dresser
Thursday, August 29 | Mark Dresser
About the Artists:
Danny Green San Diego native Danny Green has managed to carve out a place for himself in the lineup of young jazz artists who have a pulse on keeping the tradition of jazz piano and composition alive while stepping boldly into the future. According to JazzReview.com, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his own...an individual who expresses what is inside of him.”Green revealed to the world his impressive talents on his 2009 solo debut recording, With You In Mind. The album received extensive airplay around the globe rising to #18 on the Jazz Week Charts, and won “Best Jazz Album” at the 2009 San Diego Music Awards.
In 2012, Green teamed up with Tapestry Records to release his latest album, A Thousand Ways Home. As on With You In Mind, Green's compositions incorporate Brazilian and Latin as well as jazz and classical influences. Green’s residency at The San Diego Museum of Art features three performances, each with a separate focus. “There are so many possibilities to explore in jazz and I am very excited to have the opportunity to share my different interests as a composer, arranger, and pianist, alongside some of my favorite musicians” says Green.
Joshua White Pianist Joshua White (born August 17, 1985) had parallel musical training in both classical and gospel music traditions before encountering jazz music at the University of California, San Diego summer camp in 2003. In 2011, White entered the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition in Washington D.C., ultimately placing second out of 160 competitors from around the world. Herbie Hancock was one the judges. "Joshua has immense talent," Hancock told music critic George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune. "I was impressed by his daring and courageous approach to improvisation on the cutting edge of innovation. He is his own man. I believe that Thelonious Monk would have been proud of the performance of this great young artist..." For the last several years, White has been in demand as one of Southern California’s most creative and technically accomplished jazz pianists. He has performed regularly at Dizzy’s San Diego, Blue Whale, the Jazz Bakery, the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, and numerous other venues. In 2010, White recorded a solo album featuring spontaneous interpretations of jazz standards, and this effort was praised by such luminaries as pianist Geri Allen. Formed in May 2012, the Joshua White Quintet is a Southern California-based group focused on interpreting original compositions, as well as exploring the boundaries of collective improvisation.
Art of Élan: In Your Dreams
The Hibben Gallery at The San Diego Museum of Art
$20 members/ $25 nonmembers/ $10 students
Season tickets $60 members/ $75 nonmembers
New season dates have just been announced for Art of Élan’s upcoming seventh season at The San Diego Museum of Art! Season tickets will be available prior to the season premiere concert. Be sure to check back soon for comprehensive descriptions on this fall's exciting offerings from Artistic Directors Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill.
The 2013-2014 Season concert dates are:
October 15th, 2013
November 26th, 2013
February 25th, 2014
April 29th, 2014
Old Masters of Music and Art
The San Diego Museum of Art presents free Sunday afternoon concerts curated in conjunction with the San Diego Early Music Society. Four times per year, audiences enjoy these unique concerts of vocals and instruments from the Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance periods performed in one of the Museum’s most popular collection galleries of European paintings, the Hibben Gallery. Holding these concerts in the gallery space allows audience members to better understand the culture and context of the time period in which European art was created and helps connect the art and music. Past performances have included the choral ensemble, Sacra Profana, the Gregorian chant chorale, Schola Pacifica, and Stromenti con Voci. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012-1013 Season concert dates are
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