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Music@Midweek - Piano and Double Bass

Music@Midweek - Piano and Double Bass

12:00 PM
Langley
KPU Langley Auditorium

Description:

Music@Midweek is a free noon hour concert series that takes place on Wednesdays in the KPU Langley Auditorium.

This week features John Stetch (Piano) and Jodi Proznick (Double Bass).

 

John Stetch - Pianist, Improviser, Composer and Educator

Fearless pianist John Stetch pushes the edges of his jazz and classical training to fuse melodies from all around the world; from Mozart to Ukrainian folk music to TV themes. Originally from Edmonton, Stetch started piano at age 19, and is now a Steinway Artist and a 6-time Juno nominee. Stetch divides his time between Vancouver (a faculty member of the VSO School of Music) and New York City… some of his latest venues have included the top jazz clubs – Mezzrow, Smoke and Smalls.

www.johnstetch.com

 

Testimonials for “Off With The Cuffs” (de-rangements of Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Shostakovich:

"Stetch has the musical gravitas to pull off what some could see as mere musical jokes; in his hands, though, these tunes have become more contemporary songs, to be taken no less seriously than the originals." - DownBeat Magazine, 4 stars

“John's vibrant, whimsical and piano-playing is totally engaging - "Off With The Cuffs" highlights his witty and clever sense of improvisation, and is great fun to listen to." Lisa Kaplan, 3-time Grammy winner, Eighth Blackbird

"Imaginative, rigorous, and truly personal takes on the classics!"Joseph Lin, The Julliard String Quartet

“FANTASTIC!  There is such clarity and so much humor in Stetch’s playing!  I have always loved that about him.” - Rufus Reid, bassist, composer and bandleader

"John Stetch has a unique voice and travels freely between musical styles. He does all of this with overwhelming virtuosity". Alex Fiterstein, clarinetist, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient

"To listen to Stetch pilot these luxury vehicles over the off-road of his imagination is wildly inspiring, usefully disconcerting, and just plain fun." - David Yearsley, Counterpunch

 

America/Vancouver Music@Midweek - Piano and Double Bass Music@Midweek is a free noon hour concert series that takes place on Wednesdays in the KPU Langley Auditorium. This week features John Stetch (Piano) and Jodi Proznick (Double Bass).   John Stetch - Pianist, Improviser, Composer and Educator KPU Langley Auditorium Langley