Alvas Showroom Events
Tamir Hendelman on piano with special guest, pianist Morgan Jones
Saturday, February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $30.00
A solo and duo tribute to George Gershwin including Rhapsody in Blue for Two Pianos.
Award-winning jazz pianist-composer Tamir Hendelman has been leading his own trio and performing with the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since 2000-2001. He is known for his imaginative and sensitive playing and arranging on recordings by Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand and Roberta Gambarini as well as Graham Dechter, Richard Galliano and Claudio Roditi.
As a youth, he moved from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition, performing in Japan and the Kennedy Center, attending Tanglewood in 1998 and receiving a Bachelor of Music Composition from the Eastman School of Music in 1993.
When Tamir premiered John Clayton’s version of Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite in 2001, Mr. Peterson wrote: “It was a satisfying but strange feeling… to hear a new young voice make some exhilarating and thoughtful solos in the spaces I used to occupy in those pieces…”
Tamir’s latest CD, Destinations reached #1 in the US jazz charts. The album takes listeners along on a voyage of musical discovery, from originals to Jobim, Keith Jarrett and Maurice Ravel. “Destinations to me is about the journey of being a jazz musician.”
Morgan Jones is a Los Angeles-based pianist, saxophonist, and educator.
During his time in New York, Morgan performed at many of the city’s most renowned
venues, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Peter J. Sharp Theater, Dizzy’s Club
Coca-Cola, The Blue Note, and The Apollo Theater, among others. He played with
some of the world’s preeminent jazz musicians, including Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock,
Mulgrew Miller, Benny Golson, Kenny Barron, Curtis Fuller, Hubert Laws, Joe
Magnarelli, Kenny Washington, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green, Jimmy Heath, Jimmy
Cobb, Jon Batiste and many more.