An Evening of Jazz and Classical Violin | Restoration Concerts at Library

The next Restoration Concert will feature 3 renowned musicians playing both Classical and Jazz on March 10 in the Community Room at the library

PHOTO: Ryan MacDonald Photgraphy | Violinist Ben Powell

Next up in the Restoration Concerts, the fantastic series that brings ‘world-class music to its community at large for a very reasonable price’, will be a night of Jazz and Classical Violin on March 10.

The bill will feature the Cesar Franck Sonata – Ben Powell (violin) and Leo Marcus (piano).

The Jazz portion will feature Ben Powell (violin) and Bryan Pezzone (piano)

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Ben Powell – violin – ‘British born, classically trained, and a brilliant jazz violinist, who says:

“I’ve been playing for a very long time from “in my mother’s womb”, she herself a classical violinist and teacher; and then I started to play violin when two years of age followed by eight years of aural dictation through the Suzuki method. As a teenager, Stephane Grappelli, one of the best known jazz violinists in history, became my hero.”

PHOTO: Leo Marcus | Leo Marcus and his Piano

Mr. Powell’s violin is featured throughout Hans Zimmer’s score in the 2017 Warner Bros. film DUNKIRK.

Leo Marcus – piano – ‘A resident of Santa Monica, California and a classical pianist and chamber musician who often performs with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bryan Pezzone – piano – ‘A consummate crossover pianist of his generation, who performs classical, contemporary, jazz and experimental genres with composers and musicians as diverse as Perrre Boulez, John Williams and John Adams.

PHOTO: Bryan Pezzone

The concert will be presented Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library – 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA.

4:00 pm – $20 at the door – Additional Information: 626-799-6333.