Diversity through music

Welcome to Clazzical Notes 2017

2017 Program Performances

 

Gumbo y Sopa

There and Back Again/Ida y Vuelta

        Date:  March 12, 2017                     Time:  4:00 p.m.

        Featuring: Munyungo Jackson – Afro-Cuban Percussion

Luis Villegas – Flamenco Guitar

Special guest vocalist

   Venue:  Metropolitan Baptist Church

2283 N Fair Oaks Avenue

Altadena, CA  91001

 


                                             

                                 

Gender, Genres and Generations

A celebration of three generations of female vocalists from four different genres.

Date:  September 29, 2017                     Time:  7:00 p.m.

Venue:  Pasadena City College, Westerbeck Hall, 570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  91106

Host:

Gail DeadrickConductor/Accompanist

Gail Deadrick’s talent includes a variety of musical styles: R&B, gospel, jazz, and theater. She has accompanied and/or conducted for singers including  Natalie Cole, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Nancy Wilson, Nell Carter, Lola Falana, Thelma Houston, Johnny Gill, Brenda Russell, Shirley Caesar, and Daryl Coley. She has also toured with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Maureen McGovern with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Original 5th Dimension, and the Pointer Sisters. Featured artists were Patti Austin, Philip Bailey, Peabo Bryson, Sheena Easton, James Ingram, Melissa Manchester, Aaron Neville, Jeffrey Osborne and Denice Williams.

Featuring:

Rita Edmond, Jazz Vocalist

“The sweet sounds of modern jazz are abundant in Rita Edmond.  Her voice is without many peers, and her sound will take you back to days of Ella and Miles.  She takes the standard and zips it up for a  audience while paying homage to a classic track.”  (Christopher Llewellyn Adams, Cash Box Magazine Review)

Stephanie Amaro:  Latin Pop, Latin Jazz  Vocalist 

Grammy nominated recording artist Stephanie Amaro displays a rare musical versatility, having performed and recorded on a variety of instruments and vocal styles with artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Natalia LaFourcade.

Madeleine and Melina Adragna, Classical Vocalist

These young vocalists are not just connected by blood but connected by an awe-inspiring talent that was probably honed as very young children. The recent graduates of Pasadena City College (PCC) are already making the school,  music community and fans of Classical and Opera singing take notice as the sisters are equally talented classically trained singers.  The extraordinarily talented twins started pursuing their career while studying voice with the exceptionally talented choral director, Don Brinegar, and vocal coach, Suzan Hanson.

At PCC, Melina and Madeleine participated in several choirs, including the Donald Brinegar Singers, PCC Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir. The talented sisters have been fortunate to put on four duo recitals together. Their repertoire is extensive, including scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Don Giovanni. Madeleine and Melina are thankful to their parents and friends and all those who continuously support their pursuit of a musical career.

Clazzical Notes is excited to present this talented duo in a program that will show their exceptional vocal range and talented stage performing.

                         Concert Cost:  Free                                      Parking:  Free

 


                                             

           

It’s a String Thing

                  The stylistic diversity of the violin

Date:  October 10, 2017                     Time:  TBA

            Venue:  Eliot Middle School

 


                                           

“Origins” Emerging Communities

                                          The artistic and cultural influence of string instruments in Asian and Latin American Communities …                                                             featuring guest spoken word artists

Date:  December  2017                     Time:  TBA      

Venue:  TBA