Tribute to George Shearing: James Hall/John Olearchick

Fri Apr 26 2024 at 07:30 pm

Live Oak Cultural Center | New Smyrna Beach

James Hall Quartet
Publisher/HostJames Hall Quartet
Tribute to George Shearing: James Hall\/John Olearchick
The James Hall Quartet stars James Hall on vibraphone for this special concert at the Live Oak Center on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM paying tribute to pianist George Shearing! Shearing's modern jazz quintet is the inspiration for this group featuring John Olearchick on piano, Doug Mathews on bass, and Walt Hubbard on drums. Admission to the concert is free, and doors open by 7 PM.
About the musicians:
Guest pianist John Olearchick has been exploring the world of classical, jazz, and collaborative piano, as well as honing the craft of teaching music to all ages and skill levels. Over the course of this journey, he has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music, taught hundreds of private music lessons, lectured at the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg, Valencia College and the University of Central Florida, and performed countless jazz, classical, and musical theatre gigs from Orlando to Los Angeles.
James Hall is a pianist, vibraphone player, and composer based in New Smyrna Beach. In his hometown of Pleasanton, California, he performed with numerous jazz musicians including Matt Finders, Andrew Speight, Anton Schwartz, Michael Marcus, Roger Glenn, and Erik Jekabson. Upon moving to Florida in 2019, he has performed with a wide range of jazz musicians including Antonio Escapa, Jeff Rupert, Scott Dickinson, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, Tom Dietz, and Bobby Koelble, just to name a few, in the straight-ahead jazz and Latin spheres.
Bassist Doug Mathews has performed extensively in Central Florida with jazz musicians including Sam Rivers, Terry Myers, Ed Metz, and Chris Cortez. A regular at the Blue Bamboo, he is also a veteran of the Sam Rivers band and participated in multiple albums with the saxophone player during the 1990s.
Walt was born in Newport News, Virginia and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Miami in 1986 while also maintaining a busy performing and recording schedule around Miami and, in more recent years, Orlando. He has performed with the Lab Band, jazz organist Joe Jones, the Norfolk Symphony, and has toured throughout Europe with the Miami Jazz Sextet. Walt joined Wings of Sound in 1994 and is an active full time, professional musician in Central Florida since 1986.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Live Oak Cultural Center, New Smyrna Beach,FL,United States


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