ceraso gallery presents

the donna wickham quartet

friday, april 21st, 2017  7:30 pm

donna wickham (vocals, piano)

amy shelly (drums)

khabu doug young (guitar)

bill mccrossen (bass)

suggested donation: $15

The Donna Wickham quartet features some of the most innovative musicians on the front range, performing their own adventurous arrangements of jazz standards. The unusual instrumentation of voice with guitar trio creates an intimate musical texture that draws the audience into the music and lyrics.

For their concert at  Ceraso Gallery & Studio, the focus will be on lesser-known jazz standards by musicians like Bud Powell, Marian McPartland, Pat Metheny, Ornate Coleman, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, and Freddie Hubbard. The band will be filming this concert for promotional videos, so they would love to have a fun, appreciative audience to help create some positive energy!

About the musicians:

Donna Wickham is the head of the award-winning Vocal Jazz program at the Lamont School of Music. Her diverse professional activities include work as a jazz composer, arranger and performer, conductor, and keyboardist in genres that range from early music to rock, jazz and avant-garde.

Khabu Doug Young, guitarist and composer, recently relocated to Boulder CO after 20 years in New York City as an active musician and teaching artist. He has toured the US, Canada, Europe, and India with renowned musicians such as Art Lande and Paul McCandless.

For the past 30 years, Bill McCrossen continues to be one of the most in-demand bass players on the New York area scene. Equally at home on the double bass, and electric bass guitar, he has performed with orchestras and Broadway musicals, as well as working extensively in the studio recording for television productions, commercials, and many talented local artists.

Always working to master a variety of styles and genre’s, Amy Shelley has been an active drummer in the Denver Metro scene for over a decade. Whether playing avant-garde jazz with Art Lande and Juli Royster in the band Cuddle, or playing a variety of instruments between drums, ukulele, and keyboards in the indie-rock duo High Fiction, Amy manages to balance assertive and grounded forward-motion playing with a deep sense of listening and responsiveness.

  By Invitation Only

Please contact Chuck Ceraso at 303-898-3649

or by email: chuck@chuckceraso.com to receive an invitation