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Tue, Jan 3 2017 8:00 PM

Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West Oakland
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This concert, presented by A List Musiq Circle, fuels a bright new year with the band performing inspired originals from their upcoming CD release. A unique collaboration of jazz and classical musicians, Bandleader/Pianist Steve McQuarry, notes: “Resonance is the only jazz ensemble in Northern California with this unusual instrumentation melding cello, bass, viola, violin, saxophones, flute, vocals, piano and drums to create a novel Chamber Jazz sound.”

With an impressive musical pedigree, Resonance Jazz Ensemble brings together artists of richly diverse musical backgrounds. Members of the octet have performed with many legendary artists, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Clare Fischer, Dave Anderson Quartet, Joe Lovano, Jethro Tull, Oakland Jazz Choir, Mingus Amungus, Gloria Estefan, as well as the Marin and Berkeley Symphonies, Woodminster Theatre Orchestra, and the California Pops Orchestra.

Resonance performed their Introductions CD release concert in 2013 at Yoshi’s Oakland and has performed at SFJAZZ, the Jazz School in Berkeley, First Church Jazz Concerts in San Francisco, Rhythmix Cultural Center in Alameda, on tour in Oregon, and throughout California. Interviews include KPFA with host Greg Bridges, and KCSM radio host Alicia Clancy discussing Steve McQuarry’s rich compositions and arrangements for this novel jazz ensemble.

Resonance band members: Georgianna Krieger, saxophones; Nancy Bien, cello; Ted Burik, double bass; Greg German, drums; Michele Walther, violin; Michelle Mastin, viola; Laura Austin Wiley, flute/vocals; and Steve McQuarry, keyboards.

Cost: $19.00