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Jimmy Masters: Bassplayer
Bassist, composer, instructor, band leader
I am SUPER excites to announce some big changes for the Miller Jazz Series at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in VA Beach Town Center. Beginning with this 2023 season, the series has a major sponsor and will now be known as The TowneBank Jazz Series.
We have also been the recipients of two major contributions from two are businessmen, which now affords us the opportunity two additional shows to the series and bring in 3 major artist vocalists.
The season will begin April 20th with none other than 9-time Grammy Award winner and 17 -time Grammy Nominee Janis Siegel, one of the founding members of the Manhattan Transfer!!
We will also have the great Wyatt Michael coming in on May 25th. If you don't know Wyatt you should. He was a finalist on the television show The Voice, and has a natural affinity for the songs of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and Bobby Darrin.
Then on August 17th we'll have the incomparable vocalist Lori Williams, out of Atlanta. Lori has travelled the world for over 30 years and has a spectacular voice and approach to great so many great jazz tunes. She has also worked in theater and is a world renowned music educator.
We also have three other great programs planned for the series. June 20th will be a phenomenal quintet playing music from The Modernists: Music by Some of Jazz Music's More Contemporary Composers. July 20th will be The Originals, Featuring The John Toomey Quartet, a group that played and recorded together for two decades. They will perform original music written by the different band members. And lastly, September 14th will be a program of music by Duke Ellington and his writing partner Billy Strayhorn.
There are four songs from my CD loaded on
the player. You can advance any song by
clicking onthe wave graph above or click
at the end to get to the next tune.
These wonderful photographs were taken by the following photographers, who were all kind enough to permit
me to post them here: Eddie Williams, John Toomey, Drew Landman, Mark Robbins, Thomas Fusaro and David Beloff.
Timely was released on the legendary Cadence Jazz Records label in February, 2015.
3 1/2 Stars in Downbeat
Fluidity, released on the wonderful Summit Jazz label in early March, 2015. 4 stars in Downbeat!
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