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Forman, Phares, Hobbs

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 28, 2024 | 7:30pm

A SPECIAL EVENING of GREAT JAZZ:

Bassist and Vashon jazz ambassador Bruce Phares is joined on stage in Kay by jazz “red guitar” icon Bruce Forman and seasoned jazz drummer Gary Hobbs.

BRUCE FORMAN, guitar:

A hectic touring schedule; twenty-one recordings as a leader, countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; raconteur, arranger, acclaimed educator, in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Department, when does Bruce Forman rest?

Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he draws from. Reunion! (the newest project) revisits the famed Poll Winners sessions with cohorts John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton, playing instruments owned by Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne; Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his high-rated podcast, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; Junkyard Duo; GrumpsTV (a fifty episode YouTube variety show during the lockdown), the popular ‘first chorus of the day’ series on Instagram…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity.  His music and life reflect every step of his journey and demonstrate the awareness of an artist who is very much at home in the world and at the top of his form. Bruce Forman’s life and musical journey provide an American saga still in full swing. His Texas origins, early career in San Francisco and New York, and years on the road all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today.

 

BRUCE PHARES, Bass:

Phares is perhaps best known for his four-decade duet relationship with legendary pianist Overton Berry — along with his performances with other renowned jazz greats, including Dianne Schuur, Larry Coryell, Roland Hannah, Frank Wess, George Cables, Bruce Forman, Charlie Bird, Ernestine Anderson, and others. Bruce can be heard every first Saturday, jamming with his friends in the VCA Atrium as part of their Jam in the Atrium Free live music series.

GARY HOBBS, drums:

Drummer Gary Hobbs is a native of the Pacific Northwest and lives in Vancouver, WA. He has played professionally for over four decades and appears on over 60 recordings. Gary played with The Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1975 through 1977. Through the years, Gary has played with Randy Brecker, Bud Shank, George Cables, Ken Peplowski, Pete Christlieb, Greta Matassa, Anita O’Day, Dan Siegel, Glen Moore, The New York Voices, Eddie Harris, and many more.

Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tivoli Garden, Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap are among the venues Gary has played in, along with scores of festivals and clubs all over the world. Gary is very active in Jazz Education, teaching at The University Of Oregon and traveling all over the US doing clinics, concerts, and jazz camps with the help of Crescent Cymbal Company and Yamaha Drum Company.

$35 General
$32 Senior
Free Youth (18-)

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be provided.

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone
1 206 259 3007

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
1 206 259 3007