The Edye @ The Broad Stage
Santa Monica College
1310 11th St, Santa Monica
show starts at 7:00PM
18th Street Arts Center is proud to present the culminating performance for current Make Jazz Fellow, Giorgi Mikadze, Sunday, March 19. Show starts at 7:00PM, doors open at 6:45PM.
Featuring guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, bassist Mono Neon, and drummer Sean "Chopz" Wright.
This is an all ages show. Admission is FREE. Space is limited. FREE RSVP strongly encouraged. Seating is first come, first served.
Giorgi Mikadze is Georgian pianist, composer and arranger. Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Giorgi first sat down on the piano bench at the age of five. Trained in both classical music and jazz, Giorgi’s concerts have been broadcast on several radio stations and television in Europe, Asia, and Americas. He has appeared at major festival venues such as the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Tbilisi Jazz Festival, and Bean Town Jazz Festival. Noted for his supreme technical skills as a pianist and composer, Giorgi has performed with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestras, Berklee Symphony Orchestras and MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also composed scores for plays at the Rustaveli National Theatre. His current jazz composition work explores the microtonalities of traditional Georgian folk music and reimagines those structures in innovative new musical motifs.
Sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation to honor and support jazz artists, 18th Street Arts Center annually hosts its Make Jazz Fellowship, awarded to a jazz composer for a three-month, fully funded residency. This opportunity is for an individual jazz artist to advance or complete a body of original compositions. For three months the Make Jazz Fellow lives and works among artists in sunny Santa Monica, California. The award supports the artist by providing a monthly stipend, a furnished live-in studio, and arranged opportunities to inspire Jazz students in partnership with Los Angeles-area colleges and universities.
Keyboards generously lent by Yamaha for the performance and for practice.
Parking is free and located on-site at The Broad Stage, accessible from Santa Monica and 11th Street.