Bucks County Performing Arts Center

BCPAC

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BCPAC's new season 2019


REGISTRATION FOR
Children’s Musical Theatre 2019

BCPAC Jazz Duo Monroe and Miceli

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 7:30 p.m.
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Diane Monroe is more than simply a fine performer. She is a violinist whose versatility and expressive artistry consistently bring audiences to their feet. Her visibility as a jazz artist began with her long-standing membership as first violinist of the Uptown String Quartet (with Lesa Terry, Maxine Roach and Eileen Folson) and the Max Roach Double Quartet. With those ensembles, she performed with Cecil Bridgewater, Trumpeter; Odean Pope, Saxophonist and Tyrone Brown, bassist, and has recorded on the Soul Note, Philips/Polygram, and Mesa/Bluemoon labels.
In addition to her contributions as a side-person, Monroe has been leading her own ensembles for more than 15 years.  The Diane Monroe Quartet appeared on the Kennedy Center’s Women in Jazz Festival in 2012 and has performed at many other venues. She has developed a program for her sextet – “What Is This Thing Called Freedom” – that features vocalist Paul Jost and her longtime musical partner, vibraphonist Tony Miceli. She and Miceli released their debut recording, Alone Together (Dreambox Media), in August 2014. All About Jazz sums up the recording: “Monroe and Miceli are adept and resilient musicians of the highest caliber, so they are able to weave their combined sounds into many expressive variations that create "tone poems" and tell stories.”
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TONY MICELI
Internally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli has been performing steadily on the jazz scene since 1980. In All About Jazz, Vic Schermer describes him as ... “a vibraphonist of astonishing virtuosity, musical resilience, and inventiveness. His vibes playing is nothing short of phenomenal.”
Tony Miceli is the consummate versatile musician who is involved in a number of musical projects and recordings. An artist who performs throughout the world, Tony has played in countless jazz festivals, percussion festivals, jazz clubs, colleges, and even prisons. He is a performer, educator and innovator, not just as a musician, but also as the creator of www.vibesworkshop.com, his vibraphone online school of music with over 3,000 members. Traveling around the world, he has recently performed in such countries as Spain, Ireland, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Belgium and Patagonia. Based in Philadelphia, he performs and leads vibraphone workshops throughout the USA including Colorado, North Dakota, Delaware, Idaho, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Tony plays with the highest caliber musicians. As a group leader, sideman, and recording artist, he has performed with numerous top musicians including David Liebman, Jimmy Bruno, Ken Peplowski, John Blake, Diane Monroe, John Swana, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Slagle, Larry McKenna, and many others. He is the proud originator of The Jōst Project, a band of jazz artists who reach new generations for jazz by playing the music they recognize -- classic rock. He is also proud to play with the Irish musicians who bring back the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Playing vibe improvisations with singer Joanna Pascal, they performed in a concert called “Mozart Reloaded” at Philadelphia’s prestigious Kimmel Center, Joanna Pascal’s rendition of a Mozart opera aria. With crossover violinist, Diane Monroe, he is now working on a project using jazz, folk, and classical influences.
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BCPAC Fall Fundraiser

Past Performance Friday, November 23rd, 2018 7:30 p.m.
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Lynn Randall presents Black Friday Jazz
Special guests Harry Allen tenor sax
Jon Erik Kellso trumpet
Bob Himmelberger piano
Don Moyer bass
Lew Leabman drums
Past Performance November 23rd 7:30-9:30

Yardley's own vocalist Lynn Randall has performed at clubs and casinos all over the world. She has assembled an all star group for this concert.
This week, Don Moyer,
arranged a jazz concert to support Bucks County Performing Arts Center.
The concert was performed on Friday, November 23.
The jazz band included,
Don Moyer, bass and his lovely wife, Lynn Randall, vocalist,
Trumpet, Jon Erik Kelso
Tenor Sax, Harry Allen
Guitar, Jerry Topinka
Drums, Lew Leabman
Piano, Bob Himmelberger
The audience loved the concert, as it included standard songs that everyone loved.
The musicians were excellent.
There was a great sense of community as we listened,
talked at intermission and after the concert.
We are grateful to Don and Lynn and the band members for their performance, passion for music and the arts.
Don Moyer, owner of Proline Music, has been a long time supporter of BCPAC. We can always depend on him to lend equipment, help us to hire sound and tech personnel for concerts.
We are very grateful to Don and Lynn in their efforts to support the BCPAC organization.

When you support BCPAC, you are building community through the arts.
BCPAC has presented 39 years of concert series throughout the community and in schools.
We are also building arts education, with after school programs, summer programs, and 
assemblies ( including music, dance and theatre.). Your support helps us to continue
these programs.