Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Russell Ferrante & Bob Mintzer: Jazz Vespers ■ January 23 @ 5pm

The first All Saints Jazz Vespers of 2011 features two amazing musicians and founding members of the Yellowjackets: Russell Ferrante and Bob Mintzer.

All Saints parishioner Russell Ferrante's first exposure to music came from his church, where his father was the choir director as well as being a frequent vocal soloist and having a vocal gospel quartet. He began piano lessons at the age of 9 with the expectation that one day he would b the church pianist -- but his musical interests took him elsewhere ... writing and producing music for Bobby McFerrin, Michael Franks, Sadao Watanabe, Marilyn Scott, Eric Marinathan and Sergio Salvatore, among others.

Bob Mintzer is a household name usually associated with being a saxophonist, bass clarinetist, composer, arranger, member of a Grammy winning big band and a member of the Yellowjackets. Currently on the USC faculty, Mitzner's career has included the New York Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theatre and recordings with James Taylor, Aretha Franklin and Queen.

Join us at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23rd on the All Saints chancel for what promises to be an extraordinary musical evening.

For more information, call 626.583.2725.

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