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Bill Cunliffe's BACHanalia Big Band w/Denise Donatelli

Cover: $20 // Show: 8:00

Bill Cunliffe's BACHanalia is a 17 piece big band dedicated to performing jazz versions of classical masterworks, such as the Bach Goldberg Variations, his "Sleepers Wake" and the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto.

The wonderful vocalist Denise Donatelli joins the group in wordless vocals and fresh new arrangements of standards.

Tonight Bill will premiere a brand new work, "Presidential Suite: The Three Amigos," reflecting on the upcoming US presidential election.

Bill Cunliffe’s accomplishments are many. Not only is he a world class jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He’s also acknowledged for his many skills by his musical compatriots. He’s been honored with a Grammy Award, a Down Beat Award, multiple Grammy nominations, and several Emmy nominations. Add to that a winner’s award from the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano competition.  Don Heckman, LA Times

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Earlier Event: September 25
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Later Event: September 28
Frank Stallone