Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lisa Otey's annual Jazz Meets Blues concert

Hi everyone,


Our annual Jazz Meets Blues concert is coming April 22 and 23! This year's magical, musical conversation between jazz and blues artists features Walter Belcher (vocal); Heather "Lil' Mama" Hardy (violin, vocal); Diane Van Deurzen (vocal); Stefan George (guitar, vocal); Lisa Otey (piano, vocal); Steve Grams (bass, vocal); Marco Rosano (sax); Dante Rosano (trumpet); and Pete Swan (drums, vocal). What a lineup!


We will have two performances:


Friday, April 22, 7:30pm

Desert View Theatre


$21 adv,



Saturday, April 23, 7:00pm

Community Performing Arts Center

1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley




We recently found a misprint regarding the Green Valley concert, advertising our show on the Friday, not the Saturday. We are taking every step possible to change this misinformation. Please help us pass the word!


In other news...the Berger Performing Arts Center is in danger of losing their Yamaha grand piano. This Saturday, April 16, at 8pm, the Berger Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind (1200 W. Speedway) will present a benefit concert called "Ivories and Green." I will perform a few songs, as well as Rex Woods, Kim Hiyashi, Don Gest, Chamber Music Plus, and many more musical, magical and theatrical acts. Susan Claassen from the Invisible Theatre will be our MC. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.


On Monday, April 18, our Piano Night Series with Lisa Otey continues with singer/songwriter Amber Norgaard. This will be our first performance together! Amber's journey has taken her from the farmlands of Iowa to the wilderness of Alaska before making her mark in our beautiful desert. Tucson Lifestyle writes that Amber "...combines a nurturing spirit with a keen sense of melody mixed with trenchant social observations and strong dash of on-the-mark humor." You won't want to miss this concert! We will perform Monday, April 18 at 7pm at the historic Z Mansion (288 N. Church). Tickets are $20 and are available online at You can also reserve your seat over the phone, 370.5912.


See you there,




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