Friday, March 14, 2008

So Rare: Local Jazz Artists Brotman and Allison Perform

Local jazz musicians Darius Brotman and Bill Allison will make a rare appearance performing improvisations of jazz standards, on Friday, March 14 at the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Host of the “Gone Sides” jazz show on KHSU, Darius Brotman has been playing jazz piano in local clubs for some 20 years. With a degree in music composition from the University of California at Berkeley, Brotman’s extended jazz suite, “The Rambler,” was performed at HSU.

He returns to the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage with vocalist Bill Allison in a program of improvisations on jazz standards that he prefers not to announce in advance.

Bill Allison is familiar to North Coast generations as a teacher as well as performer. He currently teaches at the HSU Music Academy, College of the Redwoods, and in many Humboldt County schools. Allison has a BA degree in vocal jazz from Cornish College of the Arts, and a Master of Arts in Education from HSU.

Brotman and Allison perform on Friday, March 14 at 8 PM in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $8 general, $3 student/seniors from the HSU ticket office (826-3928) or at the door. This Guest Artist concert is presented by the HSU Department of Music.

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