Great Bay Area Jazz and Funk Bands Live
May 5, 2018 in Lafayette, CA
MIC has received a generous donation of Student Tickets
Please bring your Student ID for entrance at 6:15 pm Saturday
UPDATE May 4, 2018
Stevie "Keys" Roseman
Food Truck: Flavors of Cali 6pm to 10 pm (www.ElisasCatering.com)
MUSIC: 7pm to 9:30 pm
MIC benefit now includes special guest pianist Stevie "Keys" Roseman of Journey performing with the MIC Funk All-Stars! Also guitarist Tom Patitucci and bassist Andrew Lion!
"Musicians In Concert is honored by the participation of these three great musicians on our show this Saturday night. Tom and Andrew will be joining Bob Athayde and Rich Fongheiser in this great jazz rhythm section. It's also my pleasure to include local legend Stevie Keys in the funk set. His exciting style and rock and roll pedigree will be a great addition to the night. This show shouldn't be missed!"
MusiciansInConcert.org (MIC) has announced its inaugural fundraising event Saturday May 5 from 7-9:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Lafayette. The benefit will generate funds for educational scholarships and grants to assist young musicians and underfunded Bay Area music programs.
An Array of top professional players and well-known musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area will be participating. Many of these great players have performed with renowned artists and musical acts such as Huey Lewis and the News, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Stevie “Keys” Roseman (Journey), Bump City, Funky Loophole, the Mic Gillette Band, Eddie Money, Tom Scott, Steve Madeo, David Paisch and Jon Smith (Toto),
Tickets are available at www.MusiciansInConcert.org. The live performance will open with a world class jazz set followed by a 90-minute tribute to the late great Bay Area performer Mic Gillette.
The concept of MusiciansInConcert.org stems from the “Music in the Schools” programs that MIC Executive and Creative Director Tommy Davidson performed with his good friend Mic Gillette. As an incredible performer and teacher, Mic Gillette touched many lives around the world with his love of kids and music. He helped scores of students and band programs who needed his fundraising efforts. MIC intends to keep this soulful, loving and well-meaning idea alive.
The incredible jazz group opening the show includes well-known local pianist and educator Bob Athayde along with an array of top jazz talent with drummer Rich Fongheiser, bassist Andrew Lion and guitarist Tom Patitucci. Joining them is one of the most in-demand reeds player in the Bay Area, Alex Murzyn, and his incredible young student alto player George Rogers.
The show will continue with the MIC All-Stars funk extravaganza featuring and led by local trombonist-educator and MIC Executive Director Tommy Davidson. Joining him for this hard charging set will be an array of top musicians and performers from the Bay Area paying tribute to brass legend Mic Gillette including our special guest piano player Stevie "Keys" Roseman of Journey fame. Also performing is a high flying horn section with local reed players Alex Murzyn and Billy Sims. The hard hitting trumpet section includes local funk band Bump City’s leader Matt Martinez, artist-educator Chris Tootle and lead specialist Dave Johnson plus Tommy Davidson on trombone. Drummer Mark Foglia of the Mic Gillette Band will also add his considerable talent along with Jason Heninger on guitar in our amazing rhythm section.
MusiciansInConcert.org is an IRS 501(c)3 public charity. Donations are tax deductable. MIC arranges benefit shows and fundraisers using top professionals to raise money for educational scholarships for individual music students and underfunded school music programs. MIC provides individual, sectional and full band instruction using top Bay Area artist-educators. MIC provides opportunities for young music students to perform with professional players.
For the betterment of our children through music
For additional information, contact Tommy Davidson, Executive Director, at Contact@MusiciansInConcert.org.
Since arriving from Texas in 2003, Trombonist Tommy Davidson has been the Co-director of the Downbeat Magazine-award-winning Stanley Middle School Jazz Program. Tommy is Co-director of the Campolindo High School Jazz Project, and teaches private lessons at Campana Music Store in Lafayette, CA. He performs regularly with the Temptations, the Four Tops and others.