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Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas and other Jazzy Holiday Tunes

»Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Jazz Piano, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas and other Jazzy Holiday Tunes

We have the pleasure of playing two public gigs this December to which ALL are invited!  Both shows will feature several jazzy holiday arrangements and music from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Thursday, Dec 5th | 6:30pm – 7:30pm Tessa and Jay play together in this benefit event for Your Sisters.org, an inspiring non-profit organization focused on freeing Tanzanian girls and women from poverty. 10% of restaurant proceeds and all other donations will go straight to Your Sisters. Walker’s Grille | 6909 Metro Park Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310 | 703.922.6200 Friday, Dec 13th | 8pm – 10pm | $10 buy tickets » We are looking forward to being back at Alexandria’s Old Town Theater with our DC jazz trio, Frost Advisory, made up of Tessa on vocals,...

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Piano Music for Silent Movie

»Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Piano Music for Silent Movie

Last month I had the treat (and challenge) of accompanying a silent film on piano. The event was a book signing for a new graphic novel called Bluffton by Matt Phelan. The movie was Buster Keaton’s The General from 1926, which lasts 75 minutes and is thoroughly entertaining! I arranged the score using mostly pieces from the Civil War era, when the film took place. Never having done anything like this before, I didn’t have much of a plan but as I watched the movie and tried playing over it, I realized that having themes would make good sense. I designated four themes total: the protagonist, the fair maiden, the Confederates and the Union soldiers. When any of these characters was precarious situation, I played a minor version of their theme (which...

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Once Upon A Time Shop – Musical

»Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Music Performances | 0 comments

Once Upon A Time Shop – Musical

I had the pleasure of performing with Bible Stories Theater of Alexandria, VA. The musical was Once Upon A Time Shop, and featured a handful of kids and a couple of adult roles. We performed at the Old Town Theater and my accompaniment was solo piano. The children portray orphans at a turn-of-the-century clock shop, run by Ms. Winifred Curmudgeon – a stingy woman who is finding herself past her prime with nothing to show for it. The children discover that one of the clocks – the Grandfather Clock – speaks! He offers the children advice on how to deal with their difficulties and how to love Ms. Curmudgeon. By the end of the show (running time was about an hour), the kids have learned more about living and loving while Ms. Curmudgeon has let go of...

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Frost Advisory Jazz at Old Town Theater – Sept 5th

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Music Performances | 0 comments

Frost Advisory Jazz at Old Town Theater – Sept 5th

The Old Town Theater is hosting us again for another 2-hour show of jazz standards with a dose of latin, a dash of rock, and maybe a couple of originals – not to mention a special guest or two! Tickets are $15 at the door or online, but using this Old Town Theater Groupon you can get 2 for 1. Hope to see you there!

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