August 18-20, 2011
2011 Jazz in the Valley
In Concert together:
Billy Childs and Steve Wilson
Friday, August 19, 2011
8:00 PM at LaSells Stewart Center
Billy Childs, three-time Grammy Award winner, has recorded on the Windham Hill label and has worked with such great artists as Sting, Gladys Knight, Chick Corea, Michael Bublé, and Corvallis’ very own, the inimitable Chris Botti.
"Childs' great strengths as a composer-and a pianist, as well-are his ability to create a memorable melody ... his affection for moving, contrapuntal passages, his gift for finding a kaleidoscope of colorful timbres .. and the layers of emotional depth that invest everything he writes."
Billy Childs will be accompanied by his close friend and saxophonist, Steve Wilson. Regularly cited as a favorite in Downbeat Magazine's Critics and Readers Polls, Steve Wilson has collaborated with artists such as Chick Corea, George Duke, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, and Dianne Reeves.
"Impossible, achingly gorgeous turn on soprano saxophone ..." —All About Jazz
This event will include a unique opportunity rarely available to concert-goers. Both performers will participate as mentors and lecturers to a group of specially selected, highly talented students who have been invited to a Master Class on jazz. The public is invited to attend this event, and perhaps to learn a great deal about jazz and the piano, both in performance and composition.
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