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Terry Robb – Acoustic Guitar


Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 11.00.56 AMPops is pleased to have Terry Robb play on Tues May 8, 7:30 pm. He is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time.
His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.

“One of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles
and then some.” – Dan Forte,
Vintage Guitar Magazine
Advanced tickets $10 available online. Tickets at the door $15

Sunday, January 7, 2018–2pm Olga Kopylova

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 11.40.03 AMPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is very pleased to be hosting Olga Kopylova the principle pianist Sao Paulo Symphonic Orchestra. She will be performing a Promenade through the History of Classical Music.

Born in 1979 in Uzbequistan, in the former Soviet Union, Olga Kopylova began her piano studies at the age of four with her father, and at six she was admitted in the Uspensky Special Music School in Tashkent. In Moscow, Olga studied at the Tchaikovsky Music College and then at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, taking classes from the renowned teachers Tatiana Galitzkaya and Liudmila Roshina, both of them representative of the piano school of Samuil Feinberg.

She moved to Brazil in 2000 to take the lead pianist position at the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo – OSESP, where she holds that role until the present day.
In 2002 Olga recorded the solo CD album “Estrela da Manhã” (“Morning Star”), featuring music from Russian composers. As a member of Osesp, she took part in many symphonic recordings, including the awarded CD with the Jolivet Concerts for trumpet and orchestra, featuring Ole Edvard Antonsen.

As a soloist, Olga has been performing along with several Brazilian and international orchestras, under the baton of John Neschling, Roberto Minczuk, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Scott Seaton, among others.

Olga plays in chamber music presentations which are part of OSESP’s chamber music
series, as well as together with international soloists like Johannes Moser, Nicolas Koeckert, Alexander Chaushian, and Ransom Wilson, inaddition to keeping stable formations as the Vesper Tri and DKopylova & Rakevich.She also engages insocial and educational activities aiming to foster the development of new audiences for classical music.

Repertoire:
1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata op.27 n. 2 (Moonlight Sonata)
Adagio sostenuto
Allegretto
Presto agitato
2. Franz Liszt: Consolation n.3
3. Richard Wagner – Franz Liszt: Isoldens Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”
4. Claude Debussy : from Préludes, book 1 –
n.4 – Les sons et les parfums dans l’air du soir
n.5 – Les collines d’Anacapri
n.7 – Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
n.8 – La fille aux cheveux de lin
5. Rachmaninoff :
Prelude op 32, n. 10,
Prelude op.23, n. 6
From Moments Musicaux, op.16, n. 4 – Presto

Tickets:
Tickets are $10 general & $15 preferred at the door.
Preferred ticket patrons are welcome to meet with Ms. Kopylova following the performance

Sat Nov 4th – Marley’s Ghost

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Pops is pleased to have Marley’s Ghost on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 8pm. Cover charge for adults is $20. Entrance is free for children under 12 year of age.

Marley’s Ghost is nothing less than a national treasure, the capable inheritors of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band.

As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that’s steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.”

An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols – the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they’ve been doing – to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians – throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance.

The band celebrates its 30th anniversary with the release of The Woodstock Sessions, helmed by Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell. Known for his artful work with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and countless others, Campbell guides the Ghost’s dig into its garden of deep roots to uncover a host of hidden gems. Featuring its trademark multi-part harmonies and multi-instrumental skills, the band’s 11th album is a resonant road trip through America’s past set firmly in the present.

Campbell, a master musician of all things stringed and winner of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, brought Marley’s Ghost to the legendary Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY after working with the group as a sideman on its previous recording, the scintillating roots-music tour de force, Jubilee. That album, produced by legendary Nashville cat Cowboy Jack Clement and recorded at the city’s venerable Sound Emporium, also features guest performances from Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Marty Stuart.

The winning chemistry between Campbell and Ghost has already set yet another recording project in motion — a gospel album, a genre beloved by both artist and producer

Sat August 12 2017–8pm – Double Duo

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Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center will present a double duo concert with two well-known North State’s duo Allison Scull and Victor Martin with Tom Scott and Leslie Tift on Saturday, August 12, 8pm. Read more about the artists.
Both inspired by the music of the 60s’ and 70’s, Tom Scott and Leslie Tift have been performing together for about 11 years. With songs from the 1800’s to present day, they play a combination of blues, country blues, folk, jazz, swing and originals. Tom performs on guitar, mandolin, and vocals while Leslie  performs on guitar, vocals and dobro. According to Leslie, ” We are honored to  be sharing the stage with Vic and Allison and are looking forward to a fun-filled evening of music.”
Allison Scull and Victor Martin blend roots music with a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Victor performs on saxophone and vocals, and Allison performs on guitar and vocals. In regards to this first time concert, Victor conveys “I am honored to share a show with Leslie and Scott, who are such great musicians. Allison adds, “We have never done this before with them and are looking forward to what our collaboration will bring”

Sat Jul 1 @ 9 am to 1 pm – The Ol’ Dunsmuir Indoor/Outdoor Fare

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The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire the first Saturday of every month in the charming historic district of Dunsmuir, just south of Mt. Shasta. Crafts, Food, Art, Antiques, Music will be offered created by local artisans and other creators.  Each one is a little different. At this particular one Liza Wood will be offering New Orleans-style Muffuleta sandwiches and potato salad for your 4th of July picnics, and music will on the outdoor patio.
9 to 10 am Rob Renick on Guitar
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11 to 1 pm Rick Garrett, Latin fingerstyle guitar
9 to 1 pm Parents can sign their 0-5  and receive a free book a month through the Dolly Parton imagination library.

Liza Wood’s Special July 4 Meal
$ 8 – Muffuletta Sandwich: the classic New Orleans specialty…. it will be a whole loaf of bread filled with mortadella, salame, provolone, and a handmade “muffuletta mix” which is a chunky spread made with chopped olives, peppers, garlic, pepperoncini, pickled vegetables and olive oil….(vegetarian option will be the same loaf of bread filled with roasted eggplant, peppers, goat cheese, pesto, spinach)

$3-4 Maque Choux Potato Salad :  Maque Choux is a Louisiana dish of freshly shucked corn with peppers, scallions, celery and crayfish….I will use these ingredients to make a red potato salad (i can leave out the crayfish for those of you who might be leery)….with handmade creme fraiche…

 

 

Tues May 30 – Bluegrass Music plus Dinner

Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 4.03.19 PMPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host the Page Turners on their West Coast tour of their new CD. The show will be at Pops on Tuesday May 30 at 7 pm, and the entrance fee will be $7. Box Dinners will be available if you order by Sunday 10 am. See below.

The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. They became musical friends as students of Berklee College of Music, and started playing together  through the Berklee American Roots Program. From those experiences, they began to play music together more and grew from goofy friends who loved BBQ and bluegrass, into goofy band mates as well. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music and put new twists on old favorites. They like to blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country music, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole’ fashioned Roots Music.

Order Lunch box dinners for this show!

For the first time this summer, Pops will be offering box dinners. If you are interested in having a box dinner, please place your order by Sunday 10 am before the show to lunchboxdinners@gmail.com.

The Menu will be:

Organic Chicken Skewers with Harissa, a Moroccan spice paste (will not be spicy hot, as I use just a little harissa and yogurt for the marinade)

Orzo Salad- orzo pasta with fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and feta

Field Greens (mostly beautiful local organic greens with yogurt herb drizzle

Sat Feb 11, 7:30pm Allison Scull and Victor THE LOVE & UNITY TOUR

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Allison and Victor are performing at Pops as part of their LOVE & UNITY Tour for Valentine’s Day Weekend.

Allison and Victor were the “Music Pick” for the Spring Edition of Southern Oregon Magazine 2015! and featured again in the Summer Edition, 2016.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin’s unusual collaborative style–singer-songwriter plus saxophone–connects grown-ups and little people alike.

Together they create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own. They blend roots music — a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Allison learned French alongside her sisters, where she grew up in Belgium. Victor was born and raised on the East Coast in Delaware.

As a duo, Allison and Victor have shared the stage with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tuck and Patti, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Craig Chaquico, Shana Morrison, Archie Lee Hooker, Acoustic Alchemy and blues legend John Hammond. Their constant performance schedule has contributed to their growing fan base on the West Coast. Their music has also struck a chord in the wine country of Northern California and Oregon as well as the festival circuit. Mostly performing as a duo, they have also developed a show with a stellar array of musicians.

Allison and Victor have released several C Ds?, From the Back Burner, Allison Scull and Victor Martin Live, and their most recent Cool Like The Breeze CD. They are laying the ground work for their next CD currently.

Allison and Victor have performed at the longest running festival on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Music Festival. Other festivals include Nor Cal? Jazz Festival, Art and the Vineyard (Eugene, OR), the Napa Artisan’s Festival, the Shasta Yama? Festival (Mt. Shasta, CA) a Taste of Redding and more. They also have perform at State Fairs and other venues including Lassen National Volcanic Park, the famed Derby and Genghis Cohen in Hollywood, and even an Olive Oil Company. Allison and Victor also perform for house concerts and private parties.

This duo, along with Allison’s twin sister, Suzanne, organize Jazz in the Canyon, a four day, multi-venue event in the historic train town of Dunsmuir, CA. Stay tuned for more details. Typically this event has been over the 4th of July weekend but it will be announed for later in the year.

Thurs, Dec 29 7 pm Swingin’ n Scattin’

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Swingin’ n Scattin’ , is a strings-based jazz ensemble out of Mt. Shasta, California that will be playing here at Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center on Thur Dec 29 at 7 pm. They play a variety of styles, but for this performance they will be focusing on swing, bebop, straight ahead and some modern, featuring both instrumental and voice melodies.Musicians include:
Caya Layman-Violin

Dave Theno-Voice, guitar
Don Cornell-Guitar
John Aviani-drums/percussion
Rick Garret-Guitar
Steve Layman-bass
Tickets available at the door. Suggested donation is $10.

 

Wed Dec 28 7 pm, Winds and Taiko

screen-shot-2016-12-10-at-2-00-27-pmRussel Baba and Jeanne Mercer Perform Winds and Taiko – Celebrating Year’s End and the Beginning of the New at POPS

Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer are taiko artists and founders of Mount Shasta’s Shasta Taiko.  They will play together for a special “Tadaima” performance of “taiko kaze”-  original music for woodwinds and taiko at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 5819 Sacramento Ave., in Dunsmuir on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 starting at 7 pm.

Joining them on taiko and flute will be their son, Masato Baba as well as other guest artists.  Masato is a leading taiko artist who tours worldwide with top taiko ensembles and taiko artists.  He has made appearances at the Academy Awards, with Alicia Keys on the X-Factor, and in the movie Redbelt.

Multi-instrumentalist Stephen Cervantes will also join the performance.  Cervantes performed interludes for the last ShastaYama on Mexican and South American instruments and will also add bass guitar and flutes to the POPS performance.

Jeanne Mercer is an honored taiko pioneer, helping to establish modern taiko and inspiring generations of taiko players.  She is known for impeccable skill, touch, and an open approach encouraging new directions for taiko music.  Jeanne has contributed to movie soundtracks Star Wars and Apocalypse Now.

Russel Baba has received critical acclaim as a “unique woodwind stylist with a bright vibrant sound” and for originality in compositional writing in national music publications Downbeat Magazine, Musician Magazine, and Jazz Times.

Coda Magazine writes “Russel Baba has managed to endow his alto saxophone with the timbre and flexibility of a violin.  His new sound is extra-ordinarily beautiful.”  Option Magazine writes of Russel’s work “…there are strong conceptual elements.  It is a direct music, not theoretical…very open and spiritual.”

Russel has toured and recorded saxophone and flutes with legendary jazz artists’ drummer Eddie Moore, violinist Michael White, and pianist Andrew Hill.

“A legacy has been passed on.” says Russel.  “So I continue to play music in the tradition and celebration of the creative spirit to honor these influential artists.  ‘Tadaima’ is the traditional Japanese announcement when one come home and means ‘I am here; I am present; I am home!,’ and I think the music reflects that.  The artists of ‘Tadaima’ have traditional roots, but explore and create new ways to play music as modern artists.”f

Russel and Jeanne have performed “taiko kaze” (wind taiko) at ShastaYama, at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, for the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in Canada, the International Taiko Festival at UC Berkeley, for the Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, the Asian American Jazz Festival in San Francisco, Oregon’s World Beat Festival in Salem, and in Loa Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Theater, and the Cerritos Center as well as several appearances at POPS.

A $10 donation for the music presentation is being asked.  For more information on Russel Baba, Jeanne Mercer, and Masato Baba or “Tadaima” go to russelbaba.com/tadaima.