On Friday, October 14, 2016, National Jazz Fusion Recording and Performing Group, The Tim Dvorkin Trio and National Smooth/Urban Jazz Recording and Performing Group, NexLevel appear live in concert at the Jazz Brew Fundraising Concert Series at The Walter Armes Learning Center Auditorium at Whitehall-Yearling High School.
Tim Dvorkin is an original jazz fusion piano/keyboard artist and composer. His energetic, expressive and passion-fueled performances are so contagious that no matter what mood the crowd is in, they will experience the same musical joy as the artist. Rounding out his dynamic trio includes Bradley Mellen on bass and Andrew Richard on drums.
NexLevel brings their richly blended textures of smooth, urban and jazz funk sounds that electrify audiences everywhere they appear. Their widely anticipated Jazz Brew performance will be no exception as they're sure to be doing cuts from their acclaimed CDs, "Level One" and "Midnight Blue.
It’s happening at 8:00 pm, Friday, October 14th at Whitehall-Yearling High School, located at 675 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall (Columbus). Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $15 Adults, Students $8, Seniors (60+) Free
Tickets available online at www.myjazzbrew.com and www.eventbrite.com
Tim Dvorkin was born in Russia and he started playing at restaurants, clubs & other venues at the age of 14. In the late 90's he played with “JAM” a blues/rock band that played around Russia & Europe.
He moved to the United States in 1997 & graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2002. While at Berklee, he received a "Best All Around Keyboardist" award in 2000 and had 200+ recording & film scoring sessions. He also has played 900+ shows all over New England, New York, Florida, Ohio & Canada.
Tim Dvorkin has performed, recorded & shared the stage with Lionel Loueke, Chris Egan, Jordan Perlson, Jesse Terry, Svoy, Vincent Briguglio, Kelly Buchanan, Bruce Katz, Dmitry Ishenko, Kayta Matsuno, Tim Weed, Alex Knutsen, Bob Metzger, Arkadiy Gips, Christian Howes, Justin Tranter, Quiet Riot, George Jones, Clint Black, Jodee Messina, Sugarland, Keith Anderson, Brian Mccomas, Bobby Pinson, The Roys and many others.
NexLevel quickly established itself as a popular gigging ensemble and began playing many local festivals and performing with top R&B and urban jazz artist who came through town, in addition to touring with performers like soul singer Conya Doss. They also released their smooth jazz oriented debut album Level One in 2004. When the band’s saxophonist Randolph left shortly thereafter, the remaining ensemble (including bassist Anthony Mackey) chose a completely different route, exploring an eclectic soul jazz fusion route that kept their powerful grooves and melodies strong while increasing the sonic textures, improvisations, rock guitar and funky bass elements—very much influenced by the groundbreaking 70’s work of George Duke and bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra, but with a contemporary urban twist like the jazz/funk trio Soulive.
Join us in helping keep jazz alive and supporting your New 24 hour non-commercial FM jazz radio station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP.
Proceeds from this concert benefit the SEMM Foundation student music programs and the operations of the new 24 hour non-commercial jazz radio station, Jazz 98.5 FM. Visit and listen to great jazz on our website at www.myjazz98.com.