Saturday June 22, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
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Enjoy lengendary and contemporary jazz from the Grammy-winning performers.
Bobby Shew, Denise Donatelli, Matt Harris, Ray Brinker, AFM Local 618 string Orchestra and the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra!
USA premier in ABQ!
Join us for an extravagant evening of jazz music, featuring the legendary Albuquerque native, Bobby Shew! Bobby is an international trumpeter and won a Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year (1983 Heavy Company). By the time he was 13 he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by 15 had put together his own group. His professional career began during his high school days, gigging six nights a week in a dinner club. He then spent three years as the jazz trumpet soloist in the famed NORAD multi-service band, followed by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in which he performed with trumpet legend, Charlie Shavers. (QR code to youtube teaser, “see a short video by scanning this!” NM jazz workshop bobby shew video)
Denise Donatelli is a multi GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist alternating between jazz and adult contemporary music. As a Savant Recording artist, Donatelli’s last three recordings Find a Heart (2015), Soul Shadows (2012) and When Lights are Low (2010) have collectively received four GRAMMY® nominations: Three nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album and one nomination in the Best Arrangement category. Previously, she recorded two albums, What Lies Within (2008), her first Savant Records release, andIn the Company of Friends (2005) for Jazzed Media Records.
In addition to her four GRAMMY® nominations, The Los Angeles Jazz Society, whose voting advisors include Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Johnny Mandel, has honored Denise with the 2012 Jazz Vocalist of the Year award. Denise has also been elected to the DOWNBEAT Critics Poll Female Vocalist Rising Stars for the past four consecutive years.
An arresting, unforgettable voice …–Jazz Music
For this night only, the "Instrument of Hope" (a trumpet made out of bullet casings from the Parkland School shooting) will be in Albuquerque, keeping the conversation on gun violence 'on the main stage'.
A special presentation will be made at the concert.