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Lakeshore Music Series season begins this month

Discounts available for multiple show packages

Post Date:09/01/2014

TELEPHONE: 480 350-2822

TEMPE, Ariz - Lakeshore Music opens its sixth season at Tempe Center for the Arts this month with artists from around the world. 

North Patio - Alternate PhotoFounded by Woody Wilson, Lakeshore Music has produced more than 75 jazz, chamber and Latin music concerts at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Paekway, Tempe. Celebrated artists such as Eddie Daniels, Tierney Sutton, Turtle Island Quartet, Gretchen Parlato, Billy Childs, Karrin Allyson, Terell Stafford and Stefon Harris have performed in the Lakeshore Music Series.

"The goal of Lakeshore Music has always been to present the world’s best musicians in the worlds’ most beautiful performing arts center," Wilson said. "This should be our best season ever."

Tickets are on sale now for the nine-concert series. Discounts of up to 25 percent off are available for multiple-show purchases. For those who want to make an evening of it, dinner and show packages at Monti's La Casa Vieja and Caffe Boa may be purchased. Visit www.lakeshoremusic.org for details. 

The award-winning Tempe Center for the Arts overlooks Tempe Town Lake and is adjacent to the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge. With views of the Papago Mountains and downtown Phoenix, it is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area and an outstanding venue for seeing shows and sharing special occasions. Visit www.tempe.gov/tcaevents for a listing of all upcoming shows. 



La Voz de Tres
Sept 27, 7:30 p.m.

la_voz webThree voices comprise the unique sound of New York City-based world jazz trio, La Voz de Tres: Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and choice picks from the Great American Songbook in a surprising and refreshing improvisational texture.

Roy Assaf Trio
Oct 25, 7:30pm

roy_assaf webThe three musicians come from diverse backgrounds and have brought their voices together to create something new and original. Drummer Jake Goldbas has played with Dave Brubeck, Candido Camero, Jose Feliciano, Patti Austin and Bill T Jones, and bassist Raviv Markovitz’ has performed with Joe Lovano, Cassandra Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Matt Wilson and Makoto Ozone. The three days spent in upstate New York, surrounded by the natural beauty and quiet, unburdened by urban distractions, have resulted in something new and unprecedented, with a range of influences and elements from music all over the world. The album is a small point, the first of many, on a never-ending journey.

Corey Christiansen
Nov 29, 7:30 p.m.

corey_christiansen webCorey Christiansen is fast becoming recognized as one of the preeminent jazz guitarists and educators in the world. Besides having an extensive touring schedule and being a full-time educator, Christiansen has also performed or recorded with some of the most recognized jazz artists of our time, including: Pat Harbison, Jack Wilkins, Ed Soph, Keyon Harrold, George Duke, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Riley, Dave Pietro, Danny Gottlieb and many others.


Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas with Stefon Harris and Terell Stafford
Dec 20, 7:30 p.m.

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Tim Warfield has appeared on stage with such musical legends as Dr. Donald Byrd, Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Dizzy Gillespie and Isaac Hayes. He’s also performed with several of the new generation of giants including bassist Marcus Miller, Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford and Christian McBride. Warfield’s first recording, “A Cool Blue”, was selected as one of the Top 10 recordings of the year in a New York Times Critics Poll, as was his 1998 recording, “Gentle Warrior,” proclaiming him possibly the most powerful tenor saxophonist of his generation.
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Halie Loren
Jan 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

hallie_loren webHalie Loren’s music has proven irresistible to concert halls, whose numbers now include performances with the Jazz Orchestra of Sicily, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra in Oregon, and the Monroe Symphony in Louisiana. For the past three years she has traveled the world with the members of her original band, including Canada, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Her new album, Simply Love, offers three originals and ten re-imagined classics from contrasting eras of the American songbook. It rose to the top of the Japan charts in pop and jazz even before its June release date, and claimed No. 1 in its first week and by its third week, climbed to No. 1 spot on Billboard Jazz / Japan. Singles included the string-infused original "Cuando Bailamos," Carole King’s 1974 B-side hit “I Feel the Earth Move”, and the sweetly honest title track, which Loren co-wrote with Benita Hill.


Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

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Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap, two of the premiere pianists in jazz, and also husband and wife, 

have joined forces to record their first collaborative album, Double Portrait on Blue Note Records. The album is a sparkling set of four-hand piano duets that traverses many of the couple’s musical touchstones. The recording is a high point in Rosnes and Charlap’s respective careers, and the first recorded example of what must be considered one of the finest and most empathetic piano duos in jazz history. Double Portrait is a work of significance and depth, but also flows with the casual and organic quality of musicians with an uncommon simpatico, in life as well as in art. The Charlap-Rosnes piano duo persona is now officially an ongoing venture, documented for the first time, for the ages.http://www.reneerosnes.com/d24.php

The Harlem Quartet with pianist Aldo López Gavilán
March 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

harlem_quartet webHarlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012 and numerous venues in between. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished performers as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dicter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. Their most recent recording, Hot House, with jazz master Chick Corea and percussionist Gary Burton was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner.

Havana-born pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán is an artist with his feet in two worlds, acclaimed for both his mastery of the Afro-Cuban jazz tradition as well as his stunning interpretations of the classical piano repertoire. A true prodigy born to a musical family, his concert pianist mother introduced him to the piano at age 4 and he began formal studies at age 7, making his professional debut at 12 with Cuba’s Matanzas Symphony Orchestra and performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the National Symphony of Cuba at 17. http://aldomusica.com/

Mads & Markus
April 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

mads_markus webJazz duo Mads & Markus unites two young forces in jazz. Both classically-trained and originally from Europe, the two musicians now live in the United States, devoting their careers to this uniquely American art form. San Francisco-based Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned Danish violinist, violist, and composer. A two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist and founding member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, Mads has also lead his own jazz ensemble, the Mads Tolling Quartet, since 2007.

Austrian pianist Markus Gottschlich currently belongs to the young lions of the Miami jazz scene. Like his own life story, his music reflects a unique blend of “old world” and “new world”. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Gottschlich grew up in what was once Beethoven’s apartment. https://www.presskit.to/madsmarkus#/about


Trish Hatley Quartet
May 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Trish-Hatley webVocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the West Coast music scene today. With her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the lyric, she effectively balances technical mastery and genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans wherever she plays. Hatley performs and records with her own quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans and Phil. She has performed in multiple pop symphony concerts and especially loves playing Big Band shows. Hatley’s recordings have received critical acclaim and are played all around the world.


Tickets to all Lakeshore Music shows are available at the Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office. Visit in person at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. Call 480 350-2822 to purchase tickets over the phone or go online.  A $1 service fee will be applied to each ticket sold over the telephone or at the box office window and a $3 service fee applied to each ticket purchased online.

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