All-Star Jazz for Charity Fundraiser Night - Kitchen Cafe Dallas

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Sun, Aug 02, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Kitchen Café

All-Star Jazz for Charity Fundraiser Night

COST: $15 (Single set). $25 (Both sets). RESERVATION ONLY.
CONTACT: Tony Hakim at The Kitchen Café: 972-818-3400. Provide name, party size, and sets attending.
For inquiries specifically related to this event, contact Austin Zhang.

Set 1; 6-8pm:
6-6:45 – The Clay Pritchard Trio

The Clay Pritchard Trio consists of musicians Jonathan Fisher(bass) and Lupe Barrera(drums), whom are Dallas staples. If you are familiar with the jazz scene, then you’ve heard their names. Clay(sax) was born and raised in the DFW area, and has played with many bands: Emerald City and Snarky Puppy to name a few. He was a member of UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band as a freshman, playing the 1st tenor chair. Since then, he has played for the President several times, and has been playing music in Ireland, Thailand, and London. Most recently played on the Flo Rida top ten hit “GDFR.”

7-7:45 – GDYO Jazz Institute Faculty Combo

The GDYO Jazz Faculty Combo includes some of the most veteran musicians of the DFW Jazz scene including: Chris Borin on trumpet, Young Heo on bass, Gabe Evans on keys, and Lupe Barrera on drums.

Set 2; 8:30-10:30pm:
8:30-9:15 – Justin Pierce and Alex Fraile: Alto Battle!

Justin Pierce is a saxophonist and professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas, where he also earned a Master of Jazz Studies degree. While at UNT, he served as lead alto saxophonist in the One O’Clock and Two O’Clock Lab Bands. As a freelance woodwind performer, Justin has performed with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, The O’Jays, and Wayne Newton.

Alex Fraile was born in Spain. He has played across the United States with some of the best musicians in the DFW area and internationally with jazz and hip-hop groups from the Spanish scene. He is currently finishing his DMA in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas, where he plays with the One O’Clock Lab Band and teaches private saxophone lessons.

9:30-10:15 – The Stockton Helbing Quintet

Stockton Helbing has released six albums and has performed/recorded with a many artists including Maynard Ferguson, Jennifer Holiday, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Denis DiBlasio, Phil Woods, Wayne Bergeron, Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts, and many more. In recent years, Stockton has been heard across the United States playing drums for trumpet player extraordinaire Doc Severinsen.

Also featured in The Stockton Helbing Quintet are David Lown on tenor sax, Colin Campbell on piano, Noel Johnston on guitar, and James Driscoll on bass.