IMAC TO PRESENT A CONCERT OF THE MUSIC OF
GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
TO GROVER WITH LOVE
Produced & Directed by Grammy Winner Jason Miles
Starring Maysa, Walter Beasley, Chuck Loeb, Gerald Veasley, Andy Snitzer, Buddy Williams and Jason Miles
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at 7PM & 9:30PM
Tickets: $45.00 Full Price / $34.00 IMAC Members
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On Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at 7PM & 9:30PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening of the music of Grover Washington Jr. To Grover With Love- starring: Maysa, Walter Beasley, Chuck Loeb, Gerald Veasley, Andy Snitzer, Buddy Williams and Jason Miles. To Grover With Love is produced and directed by Grammy Winner Jason Miles.
In this heartfelt tribute to the late saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., Jason Miles has gathered some of the brightest stars of jazz today. Maysa is one of the few Smooth Jazz artists to remain consistently on top of the Billboard’s Sales Chart. In the 90’s, Maysa auditioned over the phone to become a member of the acclaimed British jazz/ funk/R&B band Incognito and in 1992 she relocated to London and recorded Tribes & Scribes, featuring the hit single “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”. Contemporary jazz artist, saxophonist and vocalist Walter Beasley has sold hundreds of thousands of albums. He is sometimes referred to as “the heir to Grover Washington’s throne,” and with good reason. Since 1998, Beasley has been one of the top five best-selling African-American saxophonists in the world. More than just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Bassist Gerald Veasley has a varied and impressive resume that includes recording and/or stints with the late Grover Washington Jr., Special EFX, Odean Pope, Joe McBride, Chieli Minucci, Dianne Reeves and many others. He was recently named “Best Electric Bassist” is Jazziz Magazine’s annual reader’s poll. Andy Snitzer has performed and recorded with a veritable who’s who of contemporary music artists. From Eric Clapton to Beck, Aretha Franklin to Naughty by Nature, Dr. John to Christina Aguilera, performances with these artists have showcased Andy’s passionate sound and melodic style, and have earned him a place in the elite ranks of contemporary saxophonist. Buddy Williams has become one of the best drummers in the music world for his dynamic energy, electrifying technique
and unerring ability to compliment and accompany the most discriminating of instruments and talents. Producer Jason Miles has achieved as much success as anyone could hope to achieve as a jazz composer, arranger, keyboardist and synthesizer programmer. Miles work has been heard on a variety of top-selling records, including Luther Vandross’s Power of Love, Michael Jackson’s HIStory and the classic Miles Davis album Tutu. In addition to his work with other artists, Miles has released two highly acclaimed jazz albums of his own World Tour (1994) and Mr. X (1996), which featured stellar lineups: Herbie Mann, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington Jr., Mark Islam, Janis Siegel, Marcus Miller and Luther Vandross.
Tickets for this performance are $45.00 ($34.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.