Mary Jenson — Beyond Standard Jazz

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“Celebrating Women Musicians”

A Concert Series at Musically Minded Academy
Inspiring Musical Excellence Through Positive Role Models

Beyond Standard Jazz

A Live Concert at Musically Minded Academy
Sunday, November 18th    5 PM
$12 Gen     $8 Stu/Sen   advance purchase
(tix higher at the door!)

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Mary Jenson

Mary Jenson, vocals. Jeff Chambers, bass .  Steve Carter, keys.  Rich Armstrong, trumpet.  Byran Bowman, drums  


Mary Jenson

Funky, dreamy, full of rhythmic melodies, Mary Jenson and the Music BEYOND is a fusion of Jazz, World and Popular Music. Dubbed “Golden Voice” and “West Coast Cool” Mary Jenson’s soulful voice takes you on a journey through original music and masterfully reinvented jazz and contemporary covers.

Mary Jenson released her second album in January 2011 at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland. Beyond was inspired by the dream state, a human condition of vulnerability and wonder. This collection of originals, contemporary covers and beautiful Jazz standards is featured in Mary’s live performances that have thrilled and delighted audiences in the Bay Area.

Debuting as #28 on the National CMJ jazz charts, BEYOND returned as #34 a few weeks later. Take a trip Beyond standard jazz…

Mary Jenson came from a large family of 8 children; growing up on various Air Force Bases from Germany to California. Classically trained but with a great love of jazz and contemporary music, Mary spent a few years on the Left Coast of California as a small market radio disc jockey, developing a love of music crossing genres and perspectives.

MMA LogoCelebrating Women Musicians Concert Series
Inspiring musical excellence through positive role models…

This concert is part of Musically Minded Academy’s Celebrating Women Musicians Concert Series. The purpose of this series is to highlight the talents of local female musicians to inspire musicial excellence through positive role models. Many celebrated local musicians are featured on this great series! Here are the remaining concerts!

Jazzi Jan

November 30th, 7:30 pm — “Expressions of Love” Jazzi Jan, Vocals.  Vicki Grossi, Bass.  Tammy Hall, Piano.  Michaelle Goerlitz, percussion.  Joyce Baker, drums.  Barbara Hunter, horns.  Tix $12/$8 in advance or $15/$12 at door.

December 8th, 8 pm — Lisa B, “First Night of Chanukah: Songs for Chanukah, Christmas, and the Solstice”: Lisa B, singer and poet. Alan Hall, drums. Fred Randolph, bass. Celebrating the holidays through song and spoken word! Tix $12/$8 in advance or $15/$12 at door.

January 13th, 3 pm — Laura Klein, “Original jazz by Laura and friends”: Laura Klein, piano. Kasey Knudsen, saxophone. Other players TBA. Pianist/composer Laura Klein will perform original music and new arrangements of jazz standards. Tix $12/$8 in advance or $15/$12 at door.

Caroline Altman

January 26th — Caroline Altman, “Reading of a New Musical”:  Caroline Altman, Composer; Patricia Milton, Playwright. Featuring singers Caroline Altman, Dyan McBride, and John-Patrick Moore. In this compelling new musical, artists Nan and Chloe discover the inherent sacrifices and joyful realizations that accompany the pursuit of truth in art and life while shining a light too closely on a community that resists discovery. Is the danger of truthful art worth the risk?
Lua Hadar
February 16th, 2013 — Lua Hadar, vocalist: Music Director Jason Martineau on piano with bass, drums, reeds, percussion. Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s band TWIST has developed a reputation for twisting the style of international standards, performing original numbers and presenting songs in different languages. Lua has charmed audiences from Yoshi’s to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris.
Pollyanna Bush

March 3rd, 3 pm– Pollyanna Bush & Raz Kennedy: The ProRrazone Love Project: Details coming soon!

Daria Jazz

Saturday, April 6th, 5 pm: Daria Jazz, vocals with Jonathan Alford, piano; Sam Bevan, Bass; Jean Michel Huré; guitar; Michaelle Goerlitz, Percussion TBA. Strawberry Fields Forever: A fusion of Jazz, Brazilian, Blues and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Songs by the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Djavan, Jobim and other tunes from the 60’s/70’s plus originals.

Maria Mikheyenko
May 19th, 2013:  Soprano Maria Mikheyenko & Mezzo-Soprano Crystal Philippi. Pianist TBA. An eclectic evening of Classical Opera favorites with arias and duets by composers such as Mozart & Puccini, Cabaret and Broadway hits by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and others, Russian Romances by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, as well as premieres of brand new compositions by bay area composers. A delightful potpourri that’s sure to have something for everyone!

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