Barnaby Finch and JAZZGRASS | Wine Art and Jazz
JazzGrass will perform for DVAC’s Wine Art and Music Night, April 15th 2017, at the Diamond Valley Arts Council’s Diamond Valley Arts Center at 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet Ca 92543. Doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7:00pm. Admission is $20 for Members and $25 for Non-Members. General Admission Tickets include two beverages.
Jazzgrass was put together in 1999 by Barnaby Finch to honor the newer and more progressive side of Bluegrass music. He was originally smitten with the music of a short-lived all-star band, put together at the Telluride Festival, called "Strength In Numbers". Jazzgrass originally had Sean and Sara Watkins, soon to be very famous with Nickel Creek, and Kevin Hennessy on bass. Nickel Creek burst onto the scene, and that was the end of that lineup. In 2011, Barnaby wanted to perform that music again, and recruited some talented locals to play. There's Don Reed on mandolin, dobro, and guitar. He's a famous Idyllwild virtuoso who's performed with J.J. Cale, Dick Dale, Ian Tyson, and Jackie de Shannon. Then there's Sam Zorn on fiddle, a very talented young man attending San Diego State. Sam is an amazing player with a bright future ahead. On bass is David Hughes, one of the busiest musicians in Los Angeles, who works with David Benoit and Christopher Cross. Jeff Olson is on drums, who also plays with David Benoit, among many others. Rounding out the band is veteran ace Sean Longstreet, who has a long list of credits. Sean is an accomplished educator, and has been involved with the Diamond Valley Arts Council in Hemet. Pianist Barnaby Finch is the musical director, with credits ranging from George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Tom Scott, Lionel Richie, and many others. If you don't like the music, it's his fault. Jazzgrass will be performing music written by Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Pat Metheny, Dave Grusin, Barnaby Finch, Natalie McMaster, and many more….
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