Our inaugural program of concerts anchored by Musically Minded faculty members concluded with a program of original jazz compositions by drummer Alan Hall’s and his group of top flight bay area musicians.
Led by Hall, who also was the moving force behind this series, pianist Debbie Poryes, woodwind aficionado Dave Tidball, and bassist Peter Barshay, treated the Sunday brunch audience to a hard-to-match variety of tantalizing and challenging pieces.
Musically Minded aims to become a cultural center for the Rockridge District, a place where families can come to both create and enjoy the arts. These concerts are exactly the kind of event we’re looking to sponsor, and we look forward to holding many more.
On October 15th, at 8pm, the Kelly Park Trio will be performing at Musically Minded Academy! More info and ticket’s coming soon. In the meantime, here’s some info on Mr. Park:
KELLY PARK, Musical Director, pianist
Mr. Park is a graduate and former faculty member of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is the house Musical Director of the Rrazz Room, San Francisco’s premier nightclub. He has worked with acts such as Deana Martin, Loretta Devine, Keely Smith, Lorna Luft, the Shirelles, Linda Clifford, and many others. He has appeared on the hit show “America’s Got Talent,” and recently was musical director for singer/comedian Shawn Ryan on “One Night Stand” on MTV’s Logo network. He has produced, arranged, and performed on multiple albums and is a voting member of the Grammys.