Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BILL CUNLIFFE returns to Jazz Vespers Sunday, June 19th!

All Saints Jazz Vespers welcomes back Grammy award winner and All Saints composer in residence Bill Cunliffe for an evening of amazing musicianship and holy inspiration in a service of prayer, meditation and music.

We gather in the intimacy of the chancel for an extraordinary experience of jazz in-the-round. If you need assistance to get up into the chancel, please arrive at least five minutes early; an elevator is available. No charge (free will offering taken) and no reservations required. Childcare provided.
  • Sunday, June 19th beginning at 5pm on the All Saints chancel.

    For more information email Melissa Hayes or call 626.583.2725

    More about Bill Cunliffe: A jazz pianist, composer and arranger he is widely known for his swinging and lyrical pianism and his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz.  He graduated from Duke University and the Eastman School of Music, where he won several Down Beat Awards.  After graduation, he taught at Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio. His first major jazz gig was pianist and arranger with Buddy Rich, touring Europe with Frank Sinatra. He later  performed  with Ray Brown, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Woody Shaw and James Moody.
    Last year, Bill received a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for his West Side Story Medley, released on the CD, “The Resonance Big Band Pays Tribute to Oscar Peterson.” He has also been nominated for three Grammys and two Emmys as a composer and arranger. His latest film project is "On the Shoulders of Giants," a documentary about jazz and basketball in Harlem in the 30's, produced by basketball great, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    He teaches at the Vail Jazz Institute, and the Skidmore Jazz Institute, and is Associate Professor of Music at Cal State Fullerton. He is also composer-in-residence at All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, CA.
    Visit his website

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