Jazzschool in Berkeley has set a date for its fourth annual Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship benefit. Here are the details.
On December 3, the Jazzschool will present its fourth annual vocal scholarship fundraiser at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Whereas in past years the focus was firmly on Murphy, his music, and his influence (the man himself was in attendance at last year’s event), things will take a different turn this year when NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan will be the fundraiser’s honoree.
Jordan, who turns 84 on November 18, plans to be on hand to enjoy the performances of Kitty Margolis, Madeline Eastman, Ed Reed, and – also serving as the evening’s musical director – Laurie Antonioli. They will be accompanied by Matt Clark (piano), John Shifflett (bass) and Jason Lewis (drums).
“It’s thrilling that we are going into the fourth year of our degree program at The Jazzschool Institute,” says Antonioli. “And it’s a special honor for me, as the Director of the Vocal Program, to have the support of these incredible artists who are donating their time and energy to the music, to the school, and, of course, to Sheila Jordan.”
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