High Standards: Swinging The Great American Songbook

Presented by the Mike Greensill Trio

The Oakmont Jazz Club will again present a jazz program played by some of the top world musicians. Mike Greensill has changed the program that he was going to offer, to something very, very special. He will be playing with a bassist and a guitarist. This should make for an extremely beautiful blend of music. I have never heard this combination, and must admit to being both thrilled, and quite anxious, to hear them.

The beloved Mike Greensill has arranged to present this exciting trio. Many of you are familiar with Mike’s role as director to the acclaimed vocalist, Wesla Whitfield, with whom he recorded twenty albums before her untimely death. In addition to his work with Wesla, Mike had the opportunity to write for big bands and symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony. His writing and arranging for the Kronos Quartet can be found on Wesla’s CD, “September Songs.” Phillip Elwood, jazz writer for the San Francisco Examiner says it all – “Greensill is a wonderful jazz pianist!”

Bassist Ruth Davies – has played for us in Oakmont before. She is one of the top bass players in the world, and clearly demonstrated that when she played with Larry Dunlap at our last jazz show at the Berger Center.

Guitarist Brad Buethe – studied at the University of California, and for many years was on the UCB Program Faculty. He has toured Europe extensively, giving converts and teaching clinics. He has also played in many of the major jazz festivals both locally and around the world. He has also recorded extensively.

We are again going to have an exceptional jazz program!

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