The world is a slightly better place for having improvisation in it than it was before. There’s something about it that says something positive about the human spirit. Del Close
By E.M. Fredric
PASADENA, CA (The Hollywood Times) 05/15/19 – On June 5th at 7PM Jerri Price-Gaines, founder of Clazzical Notes presents Spontaneity: The Exhilaration of Improvisation on Wednesday, June 5th at 7PM at the Los Angeles College of Music.
Price-Gaines a firm believer in Del Close’s words says, “The roster of comedians Del Close coached in the art of improvisation reads like a Who’s Who – with students ranging from John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner to Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris – so he was probably thinking of theater when he made that claim. Yet I doubt he’d disagree when I say that what works for comedy also works brilliantly for music. Close believed audiences and performers ‘thrilled and exalted each other.’ At Clazzical Notes, we describe this as ‘finding the sweet spot where pure, interpretive musical expression meets the joy of cultural harmony.”
Creating the ‘sweet spot’ and joy on June 5 are jazz pianist Joey Navarro, vocalist/vocal percussionist Tracy Robertson, and bass player Elin Sandberg. Dancer, storyteller, and self-described “action figure” Eboni Adams will appear as host.
For those who love classical and jazz you will be happy they’re together in one event – there are about four yearly with Clazzical Notes.
Spontaneity: The Exhilaration of Improvisation will take place at the Los Angeles College of Music’s Garage Room, located at: 370 South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, 91105.
The performance will be offered FREE to the public. Parking is FREE as well.
Information about Clazzical Notes: www.clazzicalnotes.org or call 626-833-2750
Committed to mounting musical connections between seemingly dissimilar ethnic groups, Clazzical Notes addresses these differences and then, through music, explores their common humanity – finding the ‘sweet spot’ where pure, interpretive musical expression meets the joy of cultural harmony.