Up Coming Concerts and More Here at Michelle’s Piano


Legendary be bop sensation Bob Mover with pianist George Colligan will be performing this Saturday at 8pm in a concert. First, Bob will be presenting a vocal master class $10 for students to participate. Bob Mover’s Musicianship for Singers Clinic at 4:30pm

Master saxophonist/vocalist Bob Mover has been giving performances, lessons, and clinics world-wide for nearly fifty years and has performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz. His teaching method is transformative and provides students with the means to express themselves.

Among the topics discussed:
*Learn to find and develop a personal repertoire
*How to find the best key for you to sing a song in
*Eliminate vague pitches
*Achieve rhythmic free in phrasing
*Use method acting techniques in interpreting lyrics
*Understanding song forms- no more getting lost
*Harmonic movement and voice leading in tunes
*Identifying the colors of chordal upper structures

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to study with with this Jazz master.
$25 suggested donation/$10 for students

At 8:00 pm he then will be joined by George Colligan for an incredible concert. Incidnetally, George will be releasing his new CD, here at Michelle’s on April 11th at 8 pm.

A jazz musician with an international reputation who has been working with names like Cassandra Wilson and Jack DeJohnette, PSU professor George Colligan is presenting two of his bands for one night of music in Portland.

Theoretical Planets, a group in which Colligan plays drums, has released a CD on the Origin label entitled ” Risky Notion.” The CD has gotten rave reviews, including 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine. The group features Joe Manis and Nicole Glover on saxophones, and Jon Lakey on bass. It’s been described as one of Portland’s most exciting jazz groups.

Also on the bill for the evening will be Colligan performing on his main instrument, the piano. His regular Portland trio includes the great Chris Higgins on bass and the great Chris Brown on drums. Colligan was described by New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen as “A pianist of deep harmonic and rhythmic assurance‚Ķ”

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