Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 3:00PM
Sjolund Auditorium, North Medford High School
1900 Keene Way Drive, Medford, OR 97504
JC Concerts kicks off its season with a Gershwin Spectacular concert featuring acclaimed pianist Alexander Tutunov, guitarist Ed Dunsavage, and vocalist Christine Williams presenting such Gershwin hits as Embraceable You, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Man I Love and Rhapsody In Blue.
Alexander Tutunov, an international touring concert pianist and a professor of music at Southern Oregon University, is well known as a classical pianist. But he also worked as a jazz musician while he was a student in Russia. He studied classical music at the Moscow Conservatory, and at night he’d play in jazz clubs.
Ed Dunsavage has been a guitarist in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years, performing widely at venues and festivals in the area, including the Upper Sacramento River Jazz Festival, The Umpqua Jazz & Wine Festival, The Medford Jazz Jubilee, The Newport Oregon Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts, A Taste of Ashland, The Britt Festival, The Craterian Theatre, The Jazz Project in Bellingham, Washington, The Jackson County Fair, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and many others.
Christine Williams has worked as a vocalist with Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Rogue Music Theatre, Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, as a soloist with Rogue Valley Symphony, and as an actor for eight years at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Here is a brief video snippet of piano virtuoso Alexander Tutunov successfully conquering some Gershwin music:
And here’s Ed Dunsavage playing Gershwin’s It Ain’t Necessarily So –
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