Fourth Friday Jazz Series featuring Joshua White, Alex Boneham, Tyler Kreutel
October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm$18 – $25
THE MUSIC OF JOSHUA WHITE
White was trained in both classical and gospel music and received formal piano training at the age of seven. He was immersed in the music of classical greats such as Bach and Beethoven and competed in several piano music competitions until he began his focus on Jazz at the age of 18. He studied with composer Anthony Davis, flutist Holly Hofmann, and piano master Mike Wofford to name a few. In the following years, he made great strides through the southern California jazz community playing with Gilbert Castellanos, Mark Dresser and others. In 2011, White entered the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C., placing second out of 160 competitors. One of the judges, Herbie Hancock told music critic George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune that he was “impressed with by the daring and courageous approach to improvisation on the cutting edge of innovation—he is his own man.” For the last several years, White has been in demand as one of Southern California’s most creative and
technically accomplished pianists. He performs regularly at Dizzy’s (San Diego), Blue Whale (Los Angeles) and other venues.
Fri, October 23. Reception 7pm, Concert 8-9:30pm.
Pre-purchase $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25.
Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and free valet.