Community Music Night: For The Love of Music!
- When: February 11, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $10 Plus applicable service fees
Doors & Social Hour: 6:00pm
Show Start: 7:00pm
Show End: 9:00pm
In another exciting collaboration with Boulder's very own eTown Hall, we present a Valentine's Special Edition of Community Music Night, For The Love of Music!
Our musical evenings are akin to a musical version of "Ignite Boulder" where all of our musicians are everyday folk: Scientists, teachers, engineers, and more. Yet they all have one thing in common: A passion for music and community.
At each of our events you'll explore diverse musical styles from a variety of local musicians such as soul, folk/bluegrass, pop, classical, and even on-the-spot comedic originals. Some artists play a solo or duets, others play in big groups. Many play originals, others play your favorite tunes with some spice, and most musicians mix 'n mingle throughout the evening. Of course, with our special Valentine's theme, be prepared for some love-related surprises!
This interactive, musically spirited evening is sure to entertain whether you're single, hitched, or somewhere in between! All ages welcome, and in community spirit be sure to invite your family, friends, and neighbors.
About the Performers:
Geoff Kembel & Jennifer Franz, Vocal Harmony Duo
There is no better couple to brighten the stage for a Valentine's Special than Geoff & Jen! This male/female harmony duo is sure to bring sweet smiles as they take a break from their day jobs and serenade us with their new, sweet sound. Why new? Well, for this special edition, the couple will take their first foray into songwriting, composing their entire set from scratch. Come support this newly married husband and wife team as they sing and play their hearts out and celebrate the wonders of love!
Dieter Bruhn, Impromptu Singer-Songwriter
Returning to Community Music Night for a Valentine's Special is our favorite impromptu singer-songwriter Dieter Bruhn. Dieter's unique approach to songwriting, namely in using simple, comedic, timely insight brings much smiles and laughter. He enjoys uniting people through music and will serenade one lucky, surprise guest with a love song on-the-spot ... will you be the lucky one? Our lips are sealed!
Taishya Adams, Vocalist & Performer Extraordinaire!
We are thrilled to have a special Valentine's return for the beloved Taishya Adams, a crowd favorite with her bold voice, impassioned music selections, and spirited performances. Taishya began with music as a youngster and following many performances in school musicals, she joined a gospel choir and fell in love with the marriage of spirit and praise. She formed a soul punk band and even dabbled in sound engineering. After a near 10 year hiatus, Taishya has taken to singing again via Community Music Nights and is enjoying all the beloved art has to offer. When she's not taking to the stage you'll find her working as an education consultant for state education agencies.
Leslie Ann Leddy, Pianist, Vocalist, Composer
A local music teacher and now Community Music Night regular, this Georgia Peach has truly lit up our stage with her beautiful piano compositions and bubbly personality. Having studied piano in college at Furman and Shorter Universities, her previous professional experiences have given her the opportunity to perform with the Greenville Symphony Opera, the Furman University Choral, the Shorter University Choral, and travel and perform in East Europe, Greece, Europe, Honduras and Costa Rica. She has won several awards of honor, music scholarships, and was honorably invited to attend the St. Petersburg's Piano Institute, Russia at age 16.
While competitions and recitals and performances have been much of her past experiences, her true and current passions are teaching, composing, and collaborating with other musicians. We feel privileged to have found such a talent in Boulder and hope you enjoy the unique sound Leslie is able to bring to our diverse group!
Rachel Leber, Vocalist, Uke, Piano, Guitar
Rachel is joining Community Music Night for the first time for this Valentine's Day-themed show, and is so excited about it! Rachel is a passionate singer with many styles and genres under her belt including Brazilian Samba (she even learned to sing in Portuguese!), funk/jazz, indie, blues, and more. But don't let this multi-talented musician fool you, she can also be found teaching children, working in media and promotion, and pursuing other passions such as writing, yoga, and meditation.
Tim Smisek, Guitarist, Pianist, Singer-Songwriter
A newcomer to Community Music Night, Tim works at a local tech start-up as well as enjoying his passions of skiing, being outside, and sharing his love of music with his friends, family, and the community. In step with our theme, Tim will be performing an original song called Underground Love, a catchy tune you're sure to - you guessed it - love.
Ron Propri, Bassist
Another fresh face to our crew, Ron is a local science and math teacher, as well as mountain biker, adventurer, and versatile musician. He'll be joining our group on bass throughout many songs this evening and we're thrilled to have him share the stage!
Steven Buck, Electric Guitarist
A local engineer and researcher, Steve is quickly becoming a regular here at Community Music Night and we are ever so glad to have him! For this special Valentine's event, Steve has worked hard to prepare a musical tribute in style of "For The Love of The 80's" with Taishya Adams - trust us, you will not want to miss this!
Kyle Walker, Ukelele, Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter
Kyle Walker, a first timer with our group, is a singer/songwriter hailing from Golden, Colorado. He grew up in a musical family, bathed in the musical traditions of the church, and continued his lifelong love of music by learning piano, guitar, and the ukulele. Recently, he’s been digging into electronic music, studying synthesizer programming and improving his recording and mixing chops. Kyle is an elementary school librarian and is also the author of the novel The Legend of Edgar Willoughby. Visit his website at www.kylewalker.com. He wishes his wife Charlotte a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Ben Fullerton, House Drummer
Raised by two singer/songwriters, at the age of 4 Ben decided to break rank and become a drummer. Sixteen years later, while pursuing a performance degree from the Berklee College of Music, he developed severe tendonitis that forced him to take an indefinite hiatus. His creativity sought new outlets and after receiving a camera for Christmas one year he found himself unable to stop taking pictures. In the blink of an eye he transitioned into professional photography and later filmmaking. When he couldn't find the right music for a film project, he remembered his roots and decided to make it himself... the fire for creating music started raging once again. Ben is a Community Music Night regular and we could not be luckier to have his expertise, friendship, and jovial spirit.
Trish Zornio, Community Music Night Host & Founder
Pianist, Guitarist, Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter/Composer
A Jill-of-All-Trades and researcher in training, Trish delights in developing ideas and projects of a variety of topics. When she began revisiting her own passion for music she quickly discovered many of her friends harbored hidden talents as well and the idea was born. The first several of the series were hosted on her own front porch in downtown Boulder but quickly outgrew the open lawn space, so she set out determined to make community-inspired musical events for local professionals. It is with much delight that a collaboration with eTown was born.
You'll find her as the host of the evening, as well as performing solo and with several other artists. Primarily a pianist and singer-songerwriter, Trish also plays flute, guitar, and several other instruments. She grew up with a variety of musical influences such as classical, musical theatre, jazz, orchestra, indie and pop. Her current styles now reflect a combination of these, at times opting for the simplicity of a single instrument such as a cappella or a piano original. In usual fashion, she will share newly written material as well as write/arrange several group songs. Trish works in the School of Medicine at Stanford University and spends her time between learning the new ways of Silicon Valley and enjoying her favorites here in Boulder, her home of over five years.
Several additional artists to be announced!
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