KEBPA presents our first annual Jazz Night features our guest artists from Portland the Ezra Weiss Sextet with the KSS Jazz Band opening for the event.|
All proceeds benefit the Klahowya Bands and the Klahowya Eagles Band Parent Association.
Tickets are on sale now!
Presale Price: Adults $10 Students $8
At Door Price: Adults $12 Students $10
Ezra Weiss Bio: http://ezraweiss.com/
Recently listed in the 2012 and 2013 DownBeat Critics Polls, composer/pianist Ezra Weiss has released six CD's as a leader: The Five A.M Strut (2003), Persephephone (2005), Get Happy (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2009), The Shirley Horn Suite (2011), and Our Path To This Moment (2013. All of these CD's have received substantial national and international acclaim from press and radio.
Ezra has composed and arranged music for Billy Hart, Thara Memory, Leon Lee Dorsey, Stan Bock, and Renato Caranto, among others, and has performed with Billy Hart, Greg Bandy, Michael Philip Mossman, Antonio Hart, Thara Memory, Renato Caranto, and Dennis Rowland, and co-lead the Courtney Bryan/Ezra Weiss Jazz Orchestra. He has led bands in many of the U.S.'s greatest clubs including New York, Boston, Cleaveland, Philladelphia, Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland.
Ezra has also composed music and lyrics to two children's musicals: Alice in Wonderland: A Jazz Musical (2009) and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (2010). Both musicals were designed to expose young children to jazz. Alice in Wonderland was named one of the Top 10 Cast Albums of 2009 by TalkinBroadway.com
Ezra has won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times. He holds a Bachelors in Jazz Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters in Jazz Piano Performance from Queens College. He currently lives in Portland where he teaches at Portland State University.
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7607 Northwest Newberry Hill Road
Silverdale, WA 98366