The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents:
Dwight Trible, feat. Billy Childs
Remembering Oscar Brown Jr.
Sunday April 14th
One Show – 8pm
Dwight Trible – vocals
Billy Childs – piano
Trevor Ware – bass
Paul Legaspi – drums
Breeze Smith – perc. + soundscape
“Cosmic Oscar” – Dwight Trible and Billy Childs
If you’ve ever heard Oscar Brown Jr., you must be aware of his genius. He is a celebrated singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist and actor famous for such songs as All Blues, Dat Dere, The Snake and Watermelon Man as well as his lyrics for such popular jazz instrumentals as Nat Adderley’s Work Song, Bobby Timmons’ Dat Dere and Mongo Santamaria’s Afro Blue, to name a few.
Oscar Brown Jr. was seen as the forerunner to socially-conscious performers like Gil Scott Heron. An all-around entertainer, he gained critical acclaim for merging the art of songwriting with social commentary. The Los Angeles Times described Oscar’s work as “a mosaic of poetic musical images”.
Two of the many,many musicians who loved Oscar are Dwight Trible, a sublime singer and stylist in his own right, and Billy Childs, a pianist and composer with a world-wide reputation.
Dwight and company have chosen a mix of Oscar Brown Jr. songs, both well-known and some lesser-known, but all deserving wider recognition. They are really excited about putting a new twist on these rare gems and invite you to come along on this magical excursion!
VENUE: Musicians Institute Concert Hall
Musicians Institute students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Friday, April 12th at 4pm at the MI Student Affairs Office to receive free admission (maximum of ONE ticket per student).
After the LIMITED free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI (and all other) student tickets are $20 with valid school ID.
General Public Tickets ($25) are available at the door (one hour before showtime) or in advance online HERE