Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble, Sunday at the Bach

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Tue, April 27, 2010


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Pianist/composer/arranger Billy Childs and The Jazz-Chamber Ensemble consists of: piano, bass, drums, acoustic guitar, harp and woodwinds. In 2006 the Ensemble’s first CD, Lyric, Jazz-Chamber Music, Vol. 1, was nominated for three Grammy awards and won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition, "Into the Light".

Billy Childs - piano, Antonio Sanchez - drums, Scott Colley - bass, Larry Koonse - guitar, Bob Shepard - reed,.Carol Robbins - harp

May 2, 2010, 4:30
Douglas Beach House on Miramar Beach
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650 726-4143, www.bachddsoc.org

Doors open at 3 pm, music 4:30 - 7:15 with intermission
$40, Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104723

One of the most in demand composers, arrangers and pianists in jazz and classical music, Billy Childs had an idea for a group which would have at its nucleus, piano, acoustic guitar, and harp. It was a sound partly influenced by Laura Nyro’s collaborations with Alice Coltrane and partly influenced by a desire to merge the classical and jazz music genres. The Jazz-Chamber Ensemble was the result and the group consists of: piano, bass, drums, acoustic guitar, harp and woodwinds. In 2005, the Ensemble released its first CD, Lyric, Jazz-Chamber Music, Vol. 1. In 2006 the CD was nominated for three Grammy awards and won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition, "Into the Light". That same year he won his second Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist (for Chris Botti and Sting).