Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Jazz in July - Mimi Fox

Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today's scene. In one of many feature stories, Guitar Player magazine hailed Mimi as "a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them." Whether delivering jaw-dropping solo sets, performing dazzling duets with sympathetic partners, or leading a hard-charging combo, Fox is a consummate improviser who seizes the imagination of her listeners with her passion, soul, and unerring ear for beauty.

Sponsored by Friends of the Livermore Public Library

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Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Jazz in July - Dan Marschak Trio

Dan Marschak is an Oakland-born jazz pianist, composer, and educator, who currently serves as full-time music faculty at Las Positas College (LPC) where he teaches composition, music theory, piano, and jazz combos. Marschak’s debut album "Likewise" was heralded as “adventurous and well developed” by pianist, conductor, and composer Lalo Schifrin. Steering clear of conventional formats, the album explores an array of genres, instrumentations, and textures, while maintaining a unique compositional sensibility. He is also featured as music director, composer, and pianist on the 2018 album "Time Stops" by vocalist Kalil Wilson. Marschak will be joined by fellow LPC faculty Cindy Browne Rosefield on bass and Kelly Fasman on drums. The trio will perform a family friendly set of jazz standards, originals, and arrangements.

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Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Jazz in July - Tom Dickow and Charged Particles

Michael Brecker was an innovator on the tenor saxophone whose unique voice and approach to the instrument influenced every performing saxophonist. Winner of 15 Grammy Awards, he was a prolific composer and leader of The Brecker Brothers, Steps Ahead, the Pat Metheny-Michael Brecker Special Quartet, and other bands. At this show, Brecker’s music will be played by tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow with renowned Bay Area jazz trio Charged Particles (Murray Low, Aaron Germain, and Jon Krosnick). The performance will include complex and fascinating arrangements, fun funky and Latin rhythms, plenty of swinging, and touching romantic ballads.

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Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Jazz in July - Dave Rocha Jazz Quartet

Dave Rocha has been a mainstay of the greater Bay Area jazz community for over 20 years. His quartet will be performing an eclectic mix of tunes that cover a wide variety of tempos, rhythms and styles, including jazz waltz, jazz rock, latin, hardbop, and blues. In addition to performing on the trumpet, his main instrument, look for Rocha to demonstrate some amazing technique and facility on the flugelhorn, the larger "cousin" to the trumpet. Although a native of California, Rocha played for over a decade in New York City with such all-time jazz legends as Lionel Hampton, Larry Elgart and the great Machito. Although influenced by many of the great jazz trumpet players, he has evolved his own unique approach to jazz trumpet playing and is constantly searching for new avenues of expression.

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk with Michael Carter

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Livermore Public Library will host author and cancer survivor Michael Carter discuss his book An Optimist is Buried with a Wine Collection: a Journey Through Stage-4 Throat Cancer on Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Civic Center Library. There will be no charge for this event.
Michael Carter lives in Livermore, California and has worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 1981. 
This program is part of the library’s Authors and Arts Series, supported by the Friends of the Livermore Library. 

Contact: Renee Lau - (925) 373-5500

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