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Calaveras Arts Council Opens Ovations 2013 Performing Arts Series

Posted : December 28, 2012

The Calaveras Arts Council will open its Ovations 2013 Performing Arts Series with the Brubeck Jazz Institute Quintet (BIJQ) on Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m.  The special performance will be held at Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center located at Bret Harte High School (323 Highway 49, Angels Camp).  Adult tickets are $25 and Youth 18 years and younger are $10.

Five impressively talented young musicians make up the current BIJQ.  Established in 2000 to honor its distinguished alumni, Dave and Iola Brubeck, the Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program is an intensive program in jazz performance for five musicians who have just graduated from high school. The Brubeck Fellows become members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet.

BIJQ members of the 2012-2013 quintet are: Rane Roatta, tenor sax, from Miami, FL; Thomas Kelley, alto sax, from Canton, CT; Paul Bloom, piano, from Needham, MA; Adam Goldman, bass, from Pacific Palisades, CA; Malachi Whitson, drums, from Richmond, CA. They represent the next generation of jazz musicians who are pushing music forward in new directions.

This is a very special performance. The arts council and BIJQ with the audience want to celebrate the life and music of Dave Brubeck who died on December 5, 2012. Brubeck grew up in the foothills and his footprints are securely imprinted here. BIJQ will leave an unforgettable impression in Calaveras as well.

The next Ovations performance is Sunday, January 27 with Joe Craven Trio. Individual tickets are on sale now by going online to www.calaverasarts.org or by calling (209) 754-1774.

This year the Calaveras Community Foundation is underwriting a limited number of youth tickets to help expose youth to a variety of music and dance performances. There are only 150 tickets available for the entire season so order soon.

The non-profit Calaveras County Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main Street in San Andreas. Hours are weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For more information, call the Calaveras Arts Council at (209) 754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org.

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