June 29th 2017 at 9:00 am at the University of Redlands in Southern California is the time and place for West Coast Duo Brubeck fans and curiosity seekers of all kinds to convene.
With special thanks to Professor Steve Wolfinbarger and Dr. Andrew Glendering, Duo Brubeck has been invited to perform an hour long set of jazz standards and originals in their inimitable style.
A handful of copies of Stereograms A-M, published by Cherry Classics, will be given away at random to those in attendance,so please be early and register the day before! See you there……
DUO BRUBECK has placed the bass trombone back at the center of jazz music making. By alternating between bass and melodic parts in the manner of Bobby McFerrin, bass trombonist David Brubeck incorporates his ‘Stereogram’ technique into the jazz duo setting featuring interesting arrangements and spectacular featured guitarists such as Tom Lippincott, Mitch Farber, Jonathan Kreisberg, Lindsey Blair and Sandy Poltarack. Both the guitar and the bass trombone excel in either a melodic or accompanimental role, allowing for a delicious weave of alternating roles and sonic combinations. The unusual combination of bass trombone and guitar is surprisingly satisfying and completely unique.
Miami New Time Magazine says Lindsey Blair selected as Best Jazz Musician 2011. “As an official guitarist for SÃ¡bado Gigante with Don Francisco, Lindsey Blair has played alongside Puerto Rican reggaetonero Daddy Yankee, but it was Wes Montgomery who got him started on the guitar, and jazz is where his heart is. The Indiana native studied the form at the University of Miami for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and he has toured with Maynard Ferguson and played with Dizzy Gillespie. He also has collaborated for years with Gloria and Emilio Estefan and scored a gig onstage with Miami Sound Machine for Super Bowl XLI. But it is his current stint with local supergroup 7Crossing where his powerful, blazing Latin jazz truly shines. ”
You might think that artists as diverse as latin pop superstar Gloria Estefan, Country artist Lee Ann Womac, hip hop legends 2 Live Crew, R&B singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell, jazz trumpet virtuoso Maynard Ferguson, rock drummer Gregg Bissonette, broadway composer/ singer Anthony Newley, the Florida Philharmonic, and televisions cornerstone master of ceremonies Don Francisco have little common musical ground, but south Florida guitarist Lindsey Blair has been able to lend musical support to each of these artists with his versatile guitar work.
Lindsey is the kind of player that is comfortable in almost any musical situation. Whether the gig calls for him to sit in with an established band for a 4 hour gig with players he has never met and play a night of unrehearsed music of whatever musical repretoire de jour is being served up, to blending with a 30 piece orchestra and reading through a stack of sheet music as thick as a magazine, Lindsey can handle the challenge.
Lindsey is a guitarist that is driven by a passion for playing and being inspired by music rather that fortune and fame. He is most satisfied with his work when he has been able to break new musical ground, and /or spend some time with his favorite kind of people, musicians.
DAVID BRUBECK, the son of James and Barbie Brubeck, is a third cousin to the famous musician after whom he was named. He performs regularly with the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Duo Brubeck, Duo Brass and The Brubeck Brass. Brubeck’s occasional performances have included the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles Larry Elgart and the Bolshoi Ballet. He may be the only musician to perform as a solo and duo artist for the International Festivals of the Tuba and Euphonium, Trombone, Trumpet and Euphonium and Tuba Conferences.
The first, three-time, Walt Disney World, collegiate All-American Musician, Brubeck graduated from Northwestern and the University of Miami, where his principal teachers were Frank Crisafulli and Charles Campbell. Over the past 35 years, Brubeck’s own students have garnered prominent positions throughout the music business. The proprietor of www.davidbrubeck.com, this active advocate of the bass trombone has published countless interviews and articles and premiered numerous compositions for the instrument. He appears courtesy of the ITA, The ITA Press, Cherry Classics, All County Music & their Master Tech-Mark Adams, and custom horn manufacturer John Duda.
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Lindsey Blair Bio from lindseyblairmusic.com