Jazz Artist Gary Smulyan in concert in Shoreline January 21, 2012

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Presents:

Jazz It Up!
with Special Guest
Gary Smulyan
Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15/$12/$10

Jazz up your winter! Please join us on January 21, 2012, for Jazz It Up!, the Arts Council’s annual Arts Scholarship Program fundraiser, at the Shoreline Center Auditorium. 

PLEASE NOTE: This has been changed from the venue listed on our brochures, originally listed at the Shorewood High School Theater. 

Jazz artist Gary Smulyan
Our special guest this year is award-winning baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan. Joining him will be the Shoreline School District’s Friends and Faculty All Star Band as well as Shoreline middle and high school jazz bands. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors and $10 for children 12 and under.

In the week leading up to the concert, district middle and high school jazz bands will work and rehearse with Smulyan, who will then act as their band leader on stage at the Jazz It Up! concert. This rare opportunity to work with a professional in the field gives students a chance to learn about the music industry, ask questions about a professional career in music, and gain valuable guidance on their own performances and skills. Funds raised during Jazz It Up! each year help support the Arts Council’s Summer Enrichment Scholarships, awarded to Shoreline District students in grades 7 through 12.

This concert is made possible through the support of the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation and Kennelly Keys Music.

The Shoreline Center Auditorium is located at the northwest corner of the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shorelinearts.net or by calling (206) 417-4645.

More on Gary Smulyan

Gifted multi-instrumentalist Gary Smulyan started his music career by first learning alto saxophone during his teenage years on Long Island. Today he is critically acclaimed across the board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach, and, perhaps most importantly, a strong and incisive wit.

Gradually establishing himself, the talented Smulyan was asked to share the stage and the recording studio with a stunning potpourri of luminaries, including trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Dizzy Gillespie, saxophonist Stan Getz, pianist Chick Corea, timbales king Tito Puente, and R&B/Blues and soul icons Ray Charles, B.B. King and Diana Ross.
  • Voted Baritone Saxophonist of the Year in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll.
  • Winner of the 2011 Jazz Times Readers and Critics Polls for Baritone Saxophonist of the year.
  • Gary's new CD, "Smul's Paradise", will be released in early 2012 on the Capri label, featuring Mike LeDonne (organ), Peter Bernstein (guitar), and Kenny Washington (drums).

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organization.


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