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Larry Vuckovich: a duet with Noel Jewkes
July 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Duet Intimacy/Improvisational Dialogue – featuring Noel Jewkes on multi-reeds and Larry Vuckovich on piano, playing rare movie themes, including film noir, plus classic and contemporary jazz. The repertoire will also include originals, Balkan-Middle Eastern selections as well as rare standards and jazz tango.
Presenting classic rare standards, contemporary jazz, Latin – Brazilian, Middle-Eastern l Gypsy – Roma / Flamenco originals, plus bebop masters’ compositions of Ellington / Strayhorn, blues and free improvisation. The multi-reed master, Noel Jewkes will be performing on several instruments including soprano, clarinet & flute. Noel and Larry will present an intimate musical dialogue with creative improvisational communications presenting originals and a rare movie themes including film noir.
Noel Jewkes is one of the premier saxophone players in Northern California. He is a master of several instruments and styles, plays Lester Young tenor sax style as well as avant-garde sounds of John Coltrane, and on clarinet, recalls the traditional style of Barney Bigard and on alto sax, the bebop language of Bird. He has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 35 years, and has played and/or recorded with Jon Hendricks, Mel Tormé, Billy Eckstine, Rosemary Clooney, Wesla Whitfield, Mary Stallings, Paula West, Mike Greensill, Lavay Smith, Bill Bell, Mimi Fox, Graham Bruce, Bobbe Norris, Larry Dunlap, Pat Yankee and Jerry Hahn, as well as his own ensembles. He has appeared on several of Larry Vuckvich’s albums, including his current one, “Somthin’ Special.” He was on stage at the legendary Fillmore Street nightspot Bop City, and participated in the late ’60s San Francisco rock scene. as well as jazz. His septet, Legato Express, plays and records contemporary music, including some of his own compositions and arrangements. www.noeljewkes.com
Admission: $20 Suggested Donation