Celebrating the Creative Process at the James Gray Gallery
06/01/2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bergamont Station, 2525 Michigan Ave D4, Santa Monica CA 90404
Celebrating the Creative Process at the James Gray Gallery an event to benefit A Window Between Worlds June 1, 2011, 6-9pm
Featured Artists include AnnCharlotte Tavolacci, Joan Robey, Melissa Falco-Williams, Lorraine Wilner, Timothy Boggs, Fumiko Amano and many more!
As well as the musical talents of Martin Guigui, Cal Bennett, Ched Tolliver and Michael Fitzpatrick:
Martin Guigui Accomplished pianist and Hammond B-3 organ player, has performed and recorded beside John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Joan Osborne, Bo Didley, Phish, Laverne Baker, Sandra Wright, Bill Sims and Don McClean. Among others he has opened with his own group for Eddie Money, Talking Heads, Mathew Sweet, Steve Forbert and NRBQ.
Cal Bennett He has performed with many A-list artists from serving as musical director for Toni Braxton on her debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to playing as a regular soloist for the LAKERS at Staples Center performing the National Anthem at many of their home games. Cal has also worked with such notables as Isaac Hayes, Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Carl Anderson, Ice Cube, New Birth, Rob Mullins, Bobby Lyle, The Funk Bros., George Clinton, Rose Royce and Tito Jackson. He is also part of the house band for the famed Agape International Choir.
Ched Tolliver Ched Tolliver is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has worked with The Charles Tolliver Big Band, Robi Rosa, Jill Sobule, The Martin Guigui Band, and others. Most recently he has been focusing on composing music with acclaimed modern composer Scott Hiltzik whose many works have been performed by symphonies across the country.
Michael Fitzpatrick Michael Fitzpatrick is the recipient of the Prince Charles Award for Outstanding Musicianship conferred by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. An acclaimed concert-cellist and electric-cellist, his performances have been featured on television on PBS’ The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and on NPR/National Public Radio. Fitzpatrick has performed around the world and has conducted numerous concert-tours across the United States and Canada, highlighted by performances at the Hollywood Bowl, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the House of Blues Hollywood.
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