JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Glen Pearson

On Friday August 9th, 2013 please join us for an evening of jazz featuring Glen Pearson on piano and a host of special guests that will include a showcase of a young talent TBA.

glen_pearsonGlen Pearson has brought sensitivity and expression to the widest variety of music imaginable. His performances on stage, television, radio, and in recording studios have included his well known position as principle keyboardist for Regina Belle, as well as pianist and orchestrator with such notables as Jimmy Scott, Ernestine Anderson, Dianne Reeves, Marlena Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Delfeayo Marsalis, James Moody, Frank Morgan, Chico Freeman and Will Downing. Mr. Pearson also served for eleven years as the Musical/Band Director for the world renowed Boy’s Choir of Harlem.

A native of Oakland, California, Glen is the current head of music studies at the College of Alameda. He began studying piano at age six and was playing professionally by age fifteen. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University as well as a Master of Arts degree from New York University. Additionally, he has been the recipient of several honors including the prestigious Eubie Blake Memorial Scholarship Award.

Glen’s recording credits are numerous, most notably an award winning jazz album by percussionist Babatundae Lea. He has also appeared both on record and in videos with Will Downing and Gerald Albright. He has worked both on and off Broadway with Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Arthur Miller, Patrick Stewart and George Wolfe.

Leah Wollenberg and Julia HerbstThis event is part of The Emerald Tablet’s monthly collaboration with Jazz in the Neighborhood. The Bay Area is home to many incredible jazz musicians who’ve devoted their lives to developing their craft and attaining the highest artistic levels. Jazz in the Neighborhood is an important step towards creating an environment where these accomplished professionals can nurture a great American art form in dignity and respect, while delighting audiences of all ages.The Emerald Tablet is proud to provide its resources, on a regular basis, to help this dream to become a reality. Please join us every second Friday and be part of a grassroots jazz revolution!

JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Glen Pearson
Friday August 9th 2013 (Second Fridays). 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm show.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$5-10 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
All door donations go to the musicians! Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.

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