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805 Brass, Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet, Bevan Manson & Friends – Jazz pianist
November 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 7, 2021 1:30 pm. Libbey Bowl, Ojai
Ojai Pops Presents – FREE community concert Series Continues
Ojai Pops Presents Three Free Community Concerts
November 7, 2021, Sunday Concerts at Libbey Bowl, Ojai.
1:30 PM Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet
2:15 805 Brass
3:00 Bevan Manson & Friends – Jazz pianist
805 Brass – 2:15 pm
805 Brass This exciting and versatile instrumental group is a brass quintet with a twist: they have two trumpets and a trombone, but instead of French Horn and Tuba, they have two Saxophones. And sometimes they trade the baritone sax for a bass clarinet. Most likely this is the only group in the United States with this exact instrumentation and certainly the only in Ojai.
The program will feature the standard brass quintet music a la the Canadian Brass, such as Summertime by George Gerswhin, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Tuxedo Junction intertwined with some classical music, ragtime, and 20th Century compositions.
805 Brass is the third iteration of brass quintets started by Scott Weiss about 30 years ago. The musicians are Jim Labertew and Scott Weiss on trumpet, Randy Caplan and Gabe Katell on saxophone, and Stephen Hughes on Trombone. All of the musicians have studied music at the university level. Gabe Katell, hailing from upstate New York, started out after high school, performing with the Albany State University Big Band. Upon moving to California he performed in Glendale’s Jazz Society Big Band, the Sonny Phillips Ensemble, and the Kevin Hiatt Big Band. Gabe led the “Gabe Katell Quartet” which has performed at various clubs around Los Angeles. Jim and Randy studied music at Cal State Northridge and Scott studied at UCSB and University of Guelph in Canada. Jim Labertew spent many years playing professionally in shows, cruise ships, and recording. Each musician has decades of experience and perform in many musical groups in Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties.
Milt Jackson wrote a piece entitled Reunion Blues which is played frequently by Oscar Peterson. The 805 Brass commissioned composer/arranger Kai Jenkin of Oakview to arrange Reunion Blues for the 805 Brass. This piece will be featured on the concert and Kai Jenkin will be in attendance. Kai Jenkin is an 18 year old composer and musician. He has played the bassoon for 7 years and has been writing music since 2019. He intends to study music composition at university and possibly pursue a career in music.
Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet 1:30 pm
The Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet was founded in 2016 by the Trujillo’s and the Andersons to enrich their own lives and find happiness. The group makes up the members of the Santa Barbara City College Orchestra horn section. They perform regularly at SBCC chamber concerts, Christmas parties (via Zoom last year), and make regular appearances at the Garage Chamber Orchestra concerts in Santa Barbara. A common question they receive is their relation to each other. The Trujillo’s are not related to the Andersons; however, the Trujillo’s are married to each other, and the Andersons are mother and son. Their repertoire expands all the periods of music history, from Bach to popular songs also performed by the Genghis Barbie horn quartet. They are also fortunate enough to have Cody Anderson, who composes and arranges for the group. They hope you enjoy listening to them as much as they enjoy playing for you!
Members of the Los Padres Sound Horn Quartet:
3:00 Bevan Manson & Friends – Jazz pianist
BEVAN MANSON is a musical jack-of-all-trades as a composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. He has received composing and arranging commissions from Sierra Chamber Music, the Pacific Philharmonic Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, First Night Boston, the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, clarinetist Gary Gray, and L.A. Chamber Orchestra violist Victoria Miskolczy, among others.
Aside from the above, his music has also been performed by ArcoVoce (Washington, D.C.), the National Jazz Orchestra de Montreal, clarinetists Andrew Leonard and Chester Brezniak, the Encore Saxophone Quartet, members of the Lyris Quartet, flutist Gina Izzo, the New Hollywood String Quartet, and the Southern California Viola Choir.
He has written and conducted string arrangements for saxophonist Gary Smulyan at New York’s Blue Note jazz club, and recently wrote string arrangements for Manhattan Transfer singer Cheryl Bentyne’s new Sondheim album, of which JazzTimes Magazine commented that “ a kaleidoscopic, edge-of-sanity Comedy Tonight that, courtesy of arranger Bevan Manson, blends Baroque courtliness with Big Top buffoonery.” He recently produced and wrote several chamber orchestra arrangements for L.A. singer Cathy Segal-Garcia’s new album as well.
“Manson’s Piano Quartet is powerfully polyrhythmic…also with sweet lyricism”. -Washington Post
As a jazz pianist, Bevan has performed with George Garzone, Ira Sullivan, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Guiffre, Gunther Schuller, Ed Neumeister, Ron Jones L.A. Big Band, Bob Sheppard, Matt Wilson, Darol Anger, The Fringe, Marina Pacowski, Joel Harrison, Amanda Carr, Tony D’Aveni, his own trio, and many others. His Piano Quartet received an American Music Center (now New Music USA) grant.
For the safety of all, concert attendees must wear a mask covering nose and
mouth, and practice social distancing when in the venue. Attendees are
encouraged to be vaccinated