JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: mario guarneri and his jazz quartet

UPDATE: Just added, an opening set by with Nahuel Bronzini (guitarist) and Camille Mai (pianist/singer.) From 7:30 to 8. Come early!

On Friday May 10th, 2013 please join us for a very special jazz evening, featuring Mario Guarneri and his Jazz Quartet.


Trumpeter Mario Guarneri brings to his performances a fresh creative voice, amazing technical ease, and an intense desire to touch people with his music. His career has encompassed everything from playing with Louis Armstrong at the age of 13 to fifteen seasons with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Guarneri has recorded solo albums on the Crystal and Nonesuch labels, played principal trumpet with the LA Chamber Orchestra for ten seasons, and appeared on over 300 TV and motion picture soundtracks, most notably as soloist on Godfather III.

Since his return to the Bay Area, where he was born and raised, Mario has concentrated his energies on the Guarneri Jazz Quartet. He teaches trumpet and improvisation at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is the inventor of the BERP, a learning tool for brass instruments which is sold all over the world (BERP.com). He has performed over the years with a diverse list of creative musicians including Earl “Fatha” Hines, Frank Zappa, Sarah Vaughn, Cleo Lane, and Roger Kellaway.

Mario will be joined by John Wiitala on bass, Akira Tana on drums, and Randy Vincent on guitar, to perform live jazz at The Emerald Tablet. The quartet play their music in a linear way, creating implied harmonies and stretching traditional forms.

This 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!

MARIO GUARNERI JAZZ QUARTET: Jazz in the Neighborhood
Friday May 10th 2013, 7 pm doors, 8 pm music
$5-10 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Drinks and refreshments available.
All door donations go to the musicians!

The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)

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