Quincy Jones presents young pianist Emily Bear
The Jazz Bakery is honored to present the official Los Angeles CD Release Party for Emily Bear presented by her producer Quincy Jones and Concord / Qwest Records.
Quincy Jones had seen it all or so he may have thought before he came across Emily Bear. Only 11 years old, Emily is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time composing, orchestrating, and performing in a bewilderingly diverse collection of styles. Some of her huge talent will be on display in the appropriately-named album Diversity, her first album for Concord / Qwest Records, which Jones produced.
Diversity was recorded at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles - the same Studio in which Quincy recorded Michael Jackson's "Bad" album, thus passing the torch of a mighty tradition to one of the youngest members of a new musical generation. Using her own jazz trio handpicked by Quincy, Emily demonstrates both her versatility and an open-hearted melodic soul at the piano, writing all of the selections herself.
"She's the most delightful human being I've ever met in my life," Quincy says. "And her music is the same way. I am at once astounded and inspired by the enormous talent that Emily embodies. With the ability to seamlessly move from Classical to Jazz and Be-Bop, she shows as much musical prowess as pianists/composers twice her age, and I am thrilled to be working with her. She's astounding, man ... she's astounding. She plays like she's 40 years old. She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights she can reach."
Through her music, Emily has touched the souls of countless people worldwide and her natural joy and innate connection to the music communicates emotion through every note... Emily says "I have so much music in my heart that it just falls out".
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