Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents The Jazz Bakery’s “Movable Feast,” featuring the Carol Welsman Quartet and the Woodford, Ehling, Ratner and Wallace Quartet. They will appear Friday, August 20th and Saturday, August 21st, respectively in the Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
“Boston Court’s mission calls for works that are creative and bold and the Jazz Bakery fits that bill perfectly.” says Boston Court Executive Director, Michael Seel, “We had fantastic audience response to the Jazz Bakery’s performances in the Spring, so bringing them back to our stage was inevitable.”
The Carol Welsman Quartet, headed by the American Smooth Jazz Awards’ nominee for International Female Vocalist, will appear the evening of August 20th at 8 and 9:30. Ms. Welsman is the recipient of five Juno Award nominations and has sold over 60,000 cds in Canada. “Carol Welsman is more than a world class Jazz-Cabaret singer, songwriter, pianist and entertainer. She is a vocal-musical perfection. This woman has all the ingredients of the ultimate diva. Welsman’s intelligence, multi talent, class, beauty, musical virtuosity, and mesmerizing voice set her apart from all the others”- Maximillien de Lafayette – Cabaret Ville.
The Woodford, Ehling, Ratner, Wallace Quartet will appear the evening of August 21st at 8 and 9:30. An astonishing group of young players who absolutely mesmerized the Jazz Bakery audience in their prior appearance. Colin Woodford –drums, Otto Ehling –piano, Adam Ratner -guitar , Carter Wallace –bass. Colin Woodford, an award-winning composer, percussionist, instrument builder, and improviser from Los Angeles, is a regular performer/composer at new music series’. Adam Ratner was recognized at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Wall of Fame as a recipient of the 2008 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, and winner of USC’s 2009 songwriters competition. Carter Wallace, born and raised in the Bay Area, finished his BM at Northridge, and is now pursuing his Master’s at CalArts. Otto Ehling started piano at age two and began giving recitals at four. Through the University of Nevada Las Vegas Ehling has had opportunities to play for Gladys Knight, Wayne Newton, Chris Potter, Gerald Wilson, Anthon E. Zuiker, the creator of the tv series “CSI”, and many more.
Tickets: $15-$25, available online at bostoncourt.org, or the box office at 626-683-6883.