Kelly Park 16 piece BIG Band with Mads Tolling
The Kelly Park Big Band was founded in 2014 and has been an artist in residence at the Sound Room in Oakland since that time. The band is dedicated to the writing and performance of fresh original music and arrangements, it is designed to be a concert band, not a dance band. Although much of the music is composed and arranged by Kelly, he has created a platform that gives band members and local composers an opportunity to write for a big band with no constraints,an opportunity to be as free and creative as possible.
Joining the BIG Band is 2 time Grammy winning violinist Mads Tolling!
Kelly Park is a former faculty member and alumnus of the Berklee College of Music, Boston MA. He has been a fixture of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for many years, most notably as Musical Director of the Rrazz Room, the premier SF nightclub from 2007-2013. There he performed with such stars as Loretta Devine, Keely Smith, Pia Zadora, the Shirrelles, Deborah Gibson, Trini Lopez, Deana Martin, and many others. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and was the owner of the jazz club Kelly's of Alameda.
Looking for a fun, creative early evening? Come on out!
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
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