CelloJoe Presents The Cello MADNESS Congress: Harvest the Groove

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PIedmont Center for the Arts

801 Magnolia Avenue

Piedmont, CA 94611

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~∞~CELLO JOE & THE PIEDMONT CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENT~∞~
The Cello MADNESS Congress: Harvest the Groove

The Cello Madness Congress creates spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments between cellists. Each artist will have a feature set in addition to improvised songs amongst the cellists.

Featured artists for the Harvest the Groove edition of the Cello Madness Congress:
Lewis Patzner
Susanna Porte
Joseph Hébert
Charles Moseele
Cello Joe

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show runs 7-10 pm. Arrive early for best seating as it's first come, first serve.

Address: 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
All Ages

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Cousin Id featuring Joseph Hérbert and Charles Charles Moselle
http://www.josephhebert.com/
Joseph Hébert is a cellist, choral director, and educator. He’s often sought after for his cello improvisational styles. He has performed in the U.S, Japan, Africa, and Europe, sharing the stage and recording studio with hundreds of artists, including Carlos Santana, Journey, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, and Placido Domingo
Joe is the Assistant Principal Cello of the Oakland Symphony and is on the faculty of California State University East Bay teaching Cello and conducting the String Ensemble. As the Music Ministry Director of Corpus Christi Church he recently conducted his choirs throughout Spain and Italy, and is a voting member for the Grammy Recording Academy.

Charles Moselle (1953-???) is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, saxophones, flutes, drums,) and composer, having scored numerous films, plays, and dance works. He is also known for his unusual vocal stylings and theatrical characterizations (Mongolian beatboxing, zombie operettas,etc.). He attended Lee Strasberg acting Institute and California Institiute of the Arts.

Over the years Charles’s career has taken a number of interesting turns- As a music therapist he has worked with Schizophrenics, incarcerated youth, incarcerated adults, and war veterans. Recently (In Greece) he has worked with teens and children in Syrian Refugee camps.

He has performed with Robin Williams, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bobby McFerrin , Stanley Clarke, Sly and the Family Stone, and Eddie Henderson, just to name a few.


Lewis Patzner
https://lewispatzner.com/about/
Lewis Patzner is local Cellist and Composer, who plays all styles of music, and has various personal projects.
He has been involved in many diverse projects including Judgment Day and The Musical Art Quintet.
Susanna Porte is a classical, jazz and rock cellist based in Berkeley. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, she has played with the Cello Chix, Le Jazz Hot, and the Magnetic Fields.

Susanna Porte has a B.Mus. in Cello Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, a B.A. with Honors in Russian from Oberlin College, an M.A. in Russian Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Teaching Certificate in Music from Carnegie Mellon University. She has performed extensively in orchestras and chamber groups throughout Massachusetts and the San Francisco Bay Area. Susanna was a co-founder (with fellow Obie Rebecca Thornblade) of the Cambridge-based Cello Chix, an electric cello and drums band that featured her arrangements of rock and pop tunes. She now free-lances as a classical, rock and jazz cellist, music arranger, Russian translator, and proofreader. Susanna has recently toured with the band The Magnetic Fields, and is currently playing jazz in several local combos and taking classes at the California Jazz Conservatory. She has studied with David Finch, Andor Toth, Jr., Mark Summer, Mads Tolling, and Eugene Friesen.

CelloJoe
http://CelloJoe.com
Cello + beatboxing + vocals + live looping = Cello Joe
Cello Joe plays the cello while beatboxing, looping, and singing. It's Classical Hip Hop. He creates fat beats with a cello and his mouth and he does it live!
His lyrics weave together sustainability, environmental justice, and social awareness. They entertain, inspire, and make you wonder.

Expect mystical moments of musical mayhem. Cellists will be improvising in ways you've never heard cello before.

A bit of background:The Cello Madness Congress is a loose knit group of cellists from around the bay area (90 members strong and growing!) who get together to write a new constitution of what is possible with the violoncello or 'cello for short.

We play the instrument said to be most like the human voice and we create spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments of pure ecstasy (the aural/auditory kind) that astound and amaze the listener's ear.

We can go from a stately, majestic promenade of elf gods to a wild, erratic, frantic frenzy of whirling space gnomes dancing in eternity whilst seducing seahorses and sea cucumbers. Our jams can depict the ephemeral wisps of smoke rising from a funeral pyre to the prismatic rainbow colored fanfare of a three ring circus complete with elephants and clowns.

We also read music arranged for cello. We invite all cellists to come and explore with us.

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