Jon Weber to Kick Off Harris Center Piano Jazz Series, 1/23-26
Jon Weber, a spectacular solo pianist, whose brilliantly crafted spontaneous orchestrations easily place him in the rarefied company of today's elite jazz musicians, has been praised by All About Jazz as " a virtuoso - pure and simple." Harris Center for the Arts will serve as the venue for Mr. Weber as he presents From Joplin to Jarrett: 100 Years of Piano Jazz in Folsom beginning January 23rd.
Joplin to Jarret serves as a concise history of jazz piano with an emphasis on the earlier composers from the first half of the 20th Century. Over 100 years of music interspersed with musical excerpts with Weber's insights and anecdotes reveal a lifetime's worth of impassioned research. His extraordinary facility for recall and analysis allow him to form fascinating and unexpected connections between artists of different eras, their development and influences in jazz piano.
Jon Weber - From Joplin to Jarrett: 100 Years of Piano Jazz will be performed on Thursday, January 23, 2014; 7:30 pm, Friday, January 24, 2014; 7:30 pm, added performance Saturday, January 25, 2014; 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 26, 2014; 2:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $29-$39, Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition - scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning, Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music, and his newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. "Brilliant," acclaims the New York Times.