Posts Tagged ‘Performance’

Progressions: March 2015 Update

March 10, 2015

Progressions has been busy this past month! Our Intermediate Band recently had a double coming-out party, so to speak, and this past Saturday Progressions students got to watch renowned pianist Alexander Ghindin play a triple encore solo piano concert at Foothill College thanks to a partnership with the Steinway Society of the Bay Area. Saturday, February 28 18 Intermediate Band kids performed to a supportive crowd at the Mayor’s Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit …

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Summer Jazz Camp Director Wally Schnalle Helps Students Discover the Possibilities

April 8, 2014

Boasting a catalogue that now stretches eight albums, drummer Wally Schnalle has made quite the career for himself on the Bay Area jazz scene. Referring to himself playfully during our conversation as “the fusion guy,” Schnalle’s work extends to stints both as a bandleader and a supporting player. Equally at home backing a blues band or a jazz quintet, Schnalle’s most recent musical project, Idiot Fish, finds him stretching his vast palette of musical flavors …

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Winter Fest 2014: Exclusive Interview with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Pt. II)

February 20, 2014

In part one of our conversation with Winter Fest 2014 headliner Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the LA-based multi-instrumentalist and composer opened up about his early years as a musician and explained how growing up in a family of music nerds brought him up in an environment with very few, if any, musical boundaries. In part two, we dove into his reverence for producer J Dilla and frequent collaborator Austin Peralta, asked if it’s been frustrating being everywhere, …

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