TERRENCE BREWER: 6 STRINGS & THE TRUTH - A GUITAR CELEBRATION
- Musically Minded Academy, Oakland CA
"Celebrating Women Musicians"
A Concert Series at Musically Minded Academy
Inspiring Musical Excellence Through Positive Role Models
Songs for Chanukah,
Christmas and the Solstice
Singer-poet Lisa B and her Holiday Trio perform songs for Chanukah, Christmas, and the Solstice.
Lisa B, vocals
Alan Hall, drums
Fred Randolph, bass
Frank Martin, piano
Alan Hall has performed and/or recorded with the following: Eddie Harris, Paul McCandless, Art Lande, Ratzo Harris, Stuart Hamm, Kai Eckhardt, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner, Bob Sheppard, Kit Walker, Tom Coster, Rebecca Parris, Kenny Washington, Betty Buckley, John Handy, Joyce Cooling, Victor Mendoza, Cirque du Soleil and many others. He has performed at: WAMU Theatre @ Madison Square Garden w/ Cirque du Soleil; The Monterey Jazz Festival with Billy Childs and Bob Sheppard; Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco; Vancouver International Jazz Festival with Mike Zilber; Barbados International Jazz Festival with Wild Mango; JVC Jazz Festival with Rebecca Parris; BumberShoot Festival with Kai Eckhardt and Kit Walker; and Yoshi’s San Francisco with Kenny Werner and Betty Buckley. He taught at Berklee College of Music from 1986 to 1993 and has adjudicated and given classes, clinics and workshops at festivals, colleges and music stores throughout North America including: Berklee’s Summer Camp in Los Angeles, CA; Jazzcamp WEST in La Honda, CA; Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Camp in Lafayette, CA; Stanford Summer Jazz in Palo Alto, CA.; Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire; and Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, CA. He currently teaches at Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, CA; The Jazzschool Institute in Berkeley, CA; Musically Minded Academy in Oakland, CA.; UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA and several high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alan is an endorser for: Zildjian Cymbals, Aquarian Accessories and Vic Firth Sticks.
Frank Martin Keyboard virtuoso/ arranger/musical director. Frank Martin has amassed a very impressive track record working with world-class performers in a diverse array of musical styles. In the pop arena, Martin has performed and/or recorded with stars that include Sting, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Steve Winwood, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Chris Isaak, Andrea Bocelli, Cheryl Crow, Philip Bailey, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Madonna and Ricki Martin. In the jazz world, his performance credits include Flora Purim & Airto Moriera, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Bobby McFerrin, John Handy, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Farrell and the Slide Hampton Big Band. Orchestra performances have included concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the "Orchestra of St. Lukes" (New York Philharmonic Orchestra). As a producer, he has worked with high-profile artists such as Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin’s "Voicestra," SoVoSo," Joey DeFrancesco and Alex Acuña, Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, vocalist Angela Bofill and the Turtle Island String Quartet. As musical director, he has toured with such artists as Patti Austin, Angela Bofill, Narada Michael Walden, Mickey Thomas, Roy Ayres, and Clarence Clemens. Currently, Martin is on staff at the University of California in Berkeley as well as the Jazzschool in Berkeley, California. He is in demand as a clinician both in the United States and in Europe.
As a professional musician, composer, arranger, and educator, Fred Randolph has devoted his life to the art of music, especially jazz. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fred started taking lessons on ukulele and guitar as a child. In high school, he began to seriously study and play jazz, first on the guitar, and later, on the saxophone and trumpet during his college years at UC Berkeley. His instrumental epiphany occurred, in his Master’s Degree Degree studies in Composition at CSU Hayward, and he fell under the spell of the bass, captivated by its endless possibilities and sounds. The acoustic and electric basses are now his main instruments. He has since studied bass with Carl Stanley, Brian Marcus, Alex Glickman, Frank Tusa, and the electric bassist Kai Eckhardt and is currently a student of Timothy Spears.
He co-led the jazz quintet, The Zone, composing most of the music for the group’s first CD Grand Canyon Blue. He also performed on the soundtrack for the film KQED's Lifeline (1999). He was a member of the Diablo Symphony Orchestra. He led his own duo, trio, and quintet and taught at Berkeley City College, UC Berkeley and the Hayward-La Honda Music Camp. His produced two locally popular solo CD's, Learning Curve (2003) and New Day (2006)
He is currently the leader of The Fred Randolph Quintet (Fred Randolph, basses; Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Rob Roth, saxes; Dan Zemelman, piano; and Alan Hall, drums) performs in many local venues. He continues to perform as a bassist for many of the Bay Area’s finest jazz orchestras and musicians, including the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and Collective West Jazz Orchestra at Pearl’s, Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira, Michael Smolens’s Kriya, Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap, Kenny Washington, Marcos Silva, and Frank Martin. He also played at the World Music Festival in Shanghai, Vallejo Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and Fillmore Street Jazz Festival.
He also teaches several private students and is the director of The Groove Merchants, the Stanley Middle School jazz combo. In addition, he periodically gives a course in Musical Notation at The Jazz School and most recently accepted a position at Bishop O’Dowd High School, developing the school’s jazz program.