Quincy Jones Presents Emily Bear at Musicians Institute – 5/8/13 – Brief Review


The legendary Q was in the house at Musicians Institute this week, as he presented the astonishingly talented 11 year old piano prodigy and composer Emily Bear as a part of the long-running Jazz Bakery Moveable Feast at MI concert series.  The concert was billed as the “LA area CD release party” for Emily’s new release “Diversity”–which was produced by Quincy on Concord/Qwest Records.

The excitement and celebratory spirit of the evening was electric from the moment Emily and her band took the stage until the very last note of a 60 minute set (for the audience of 300+) that showcased Emily’s talent which Quincy described as: “the ability to seamlessly move from Classical to Jazz and Be-Bop, she’s astounding, man … she’s astounding.  She plays like she’s 40 years old…  there are no limits to the musical heights she can reach”.

Emily was accompanied by Peter Slavov (Bass), and Kevin Kanner (Drums), and Zuill Bailey (Cello) beautifully displaying her creative versatility as a composer, stunning melodic deftness and spectacular piano skills.

…we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this very bright light!

Visit Emily online HERE


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