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Pianists/Composers Joey Curtin and Greg Starr in Concert, featuring guest artist Jasmine Kinney - Violin

Joey Curtin is a composer and keyboard artist who began her musical career in the San Francisco Bay area.   Her piano and synthesizercreations are a fusion of jazz, new age, Americana and Celtic influences.  Her performances include: The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, The Olympic Village Inn at Squaw Valley, The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco and American Express Taste of the Nations, San Francisco

Internationally, Joey has performed in Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Indonesia, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Singapore. From 2003-2004 Joey was hired by the Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston to give performances every weekend. Her music was described by many as "healing". In 2015, Joey’s album "Tigris and Euphrates" was nominated for best piano with instrumentation on One World Radio from London. Her cover tunes album “Going to California” is a collection of piano arrangements of popular rock ballads. This album is receiving great reviews on Pandora radio and other streaming stations. Joey released her latest solo piano album, “Between Earth and Heaven” in 2017. Her music is heard on National Public Radio and has been used in film soundtracks and a documentary that aired on PBS. Her recordings have been used in National and State Park exhibits and art museums across the United States. Joey recently moved to Bellingham, WA where she is composing and recording new projects for a sound library.

Greg Starr was a featured soloist on the Weill Recital Hall Stage in Carnegie Hall, from a lineage of pianists that goes back to Beethoven, as the sheet music transcriber for Milli Vanilli’s infamous debut album, having worked with Mr. Rogers, having performed on stage with Steve Allen, as a founding member of the underground cult band The Rakes, Greg Starr has had a music career filled with grand adventure. Greg has enjoyed a long career in music production, writing and producing music for clients including Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Children’s Theater, the Library of Congress, Lutheran Brotherhood, and Hal Leonard Corporation. His performance credits include the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Bach f-minor Keyboard Concerto), Orchestra of Central Washington University (Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2 in g minor), the Kenosha Symphony, Milwaukee Opera Company, Mr. Steve Allen, and numerous solo appearances. He is a former editor in the Keyboard Product Development Department at Hal Leonard Corporation, where he authored books, articles, and music arrangements for commercial publication. He is the owner of Quiet Rain Music, a boutique producer of solo piano and electronic music recordings. Greg received his M.M. in Piano Performance from Central Washington University, where he also earned undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Music Theory/Composition. His piano instructors have included Lockrem Johnson (a Guggenheim Fellow in Composition), Tim Strong (a Cliburn Piano competitor), Dr. John Salmon (winner of numerous international competitions), and Dr. Bonnie Bricker-Smith

Jasmine Kinney is a concert violinist from the San Francisco Bay area. She received her BA in music performance on the violin from Cal State Hayward and has performed in string quartets, orchestras, church productions, worship teams and other ensembles as a freelance musician. Besides being classically trained, Jasmine loves to improvise and create her own unique sound. She is an in-demand studio musician and has recorded on many other projects. Jasmine has collaborated with Joey Curtin on numerous recordings which resulted in live performances in San Francisco, Houston, and Kansas City. Jasmine is also a private music instructor for violin and piano. With 27 years of teaching experience, she has helped her students succeed in great musical accomplishments.

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Public Events
Jun 21st 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elaina Miller is currently in seventh grade at Chief Kanim Middle School in Snoqualmie, WA. She started her piano and violin lessons at age five. She has participated in school choir programs and is a member of the Snoqualmie Strings Orchestra. Already the winner of several awards from the Washington State Music Teachers Association she has consistently won awards for the Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program. This year Elaina was the winner of the prestigious Gold Meal Award, for achieving the highest grade at level 6 in the the United States and Canada, as well as the Washington State Certificate of Excellence Other awards include the highest grade in the State and the North West. In addition she has been a consistent winner in the Federation of Music Clubs and the International Piano Composition Contest. Comments about her performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music Examiners tell more of her story of excellence at the piano in musical interpretation and general musicianship: Elaina is currently studying piano with Bob Pajer at the Mercer Island Piano Studio. Sharon Van Valin is her composition teacher. Here are Elaina’s thoughts about her composition, (Title) Performed by Elaina Miller (violin) and David Miller (Piano) In today’s program you will hear three Spanish songs included in the suite: Faruca — a Spanish flamenco dance that has sudden changes in mood and tempo including varied rhythms, switching between the piano and violin. Milonga Tango — a faster paced tango that places greater emphasis on the rhythm of the song Flamnco Buleria — including varied rhythms and a grace tango melody in both the violin and the piano, sometimes switching between the two instruments. The Buleria picks up speed at the same rhythm. The Buleria Solfeggio in C Minor ---------- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) La Mendiga ----------Evard Grieg Sonatina in G Major ---------- Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812) Etude in C Major ---------- Henry Lemoine (1786-1854) Etude ---------- Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987) intermission Kangaroo ---------- George Fiala (b. 1922) Mazurka in A minor ---------- Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Spanish Dance Suite ---------- Elaina Miller Farruca Milonga Tango Flamenco Buleria Oncor: River City Blues ---------- Martha Mier (b. 1936)
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Jun 22nd 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jun 22nd 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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    Summer Jazz Jam

    20 Jun, 2019| by Stage7

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    Elaina Miller in concert

    23 May, 2019| by Stage7

    Elaina Miller is currently in seventh grade at Chief Kanim Middle School in Snoqualmie, WA. She started her piano and violin le…


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