The wonderful thing about jazz is that it is constantly evolving. This music has spun through many generations with legendary artists like: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery and so many more. The torch has passed on to contemporary artists such as Esperanza Spaulding, Christian McBride, Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Candy Dulfer among others. The Young Artists Jazz series which is produced by Barbara Brighton presents Alex Still & The Way Up Band for one show only at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Tuesday, January 15, at 8:30pm.
The band is made up of some high school and college musicians. They include: Alex Still on guitar, Bobby Victor on keyboards, Daniel Zuker on bass, Caliber Cleveland on drums and Zoe Jackson on vocals. There will be a special guest performer, toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro. The band offers a mix of jazz, rock and pop influences. Alex Still is a music student at Cal Arts and so is Caliber Cleveland and Daniel Kuker. Bobby Victor is a student at California State University Northridge. Zoe Jackson is the lone high school student. She attends Campbell High School and she also plays bass.
This is a great opportunity to see the future headliners of this great music. We should do all that we can to support them and to make sure that jazz music stays alive and well for future generations to enjoy. You can follow the band on their website:http://www.reverbnation.com/thewayup. I think you will like what you hear.