The Lost American JazzBook
The Lost American JazzBook consists of ORIGINAL songs written in the style of the Great American Songbook. It's played by some of the finest musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the JazzBook musical director Dan Zemelman on piano, 2-time Grammy winning violinist Mads Tolling and featuring the extraordinary vocals of Rose Armin-Hoiland. JazzBook is the creation of Albert Greenberg, co-artistic director of Black Swan Arts & Media. blackswanarts.org
"The music is creative and timeless. It is elegant and eloquent in how it inhabits the musical landscape. A fresh addition to the American Songbook. Truly original and beautifully done."
Jeffrey Wood, Studio Director, Fantasy Studios
The Lost American JazzBook premiered in February 2014 at the historic Maybeck Recital Hall in Berkeley, California. JazzBook continues to build its audience at ongoing live concert events at The Bellevue Club, overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland (pictured above)---the newest and most elegant venue in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan Zemelman, Musical Director, Piano
Dan Zemelman is one of the most sought-after jazz pianists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dan plays regularly with many of the Bay Area's finest musicians, including bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, singer Kenny Washington, and Mads Tolling.
Rose Armin-Hoiland, Vocals
Rose Armin-Hoiland is one of the hidden gems that makes the Bay Area such an incredible place for music. Her singing has transported the songs to a whole new level--both intoxicating and nuanced.
Mads Tolling, Violin
Mads Tolling is a two-time Grammy winner with the Turtle Island String Quartet. Among his many other credits, he toured for eight years with acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke.
Enrique Coria, Guitar
Argentine guitarist, Enrique Coria has a long and distinguished career in Latin music, including many recordings with the great Mercedes Sosa, and in this country with the David Grisman Band.
Zachary Ostroff, Bass
Bassist, Zachary Ostroff, was the only 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Jazz. Among his musical credits, Zach has played with Esperanza Spaulding and Joshua Bell..
Bryan Bowman, Drums
Drummer, Bryan Bowman, has performed with a long list of distinguished jazz musicians from Eric Reed to Mary Stallings to Mark Levine.
Albert Greenberg, Creator, Main Composer
Albert Greenberg has been creating original works for the stage for over 30 years. His plays--as well as his music--have been performed worldwide from Berlin to New York, and from The Internationales Theater &Tanz Festival in Salzburg, Austria, to the L.A. International Festival. He is co-artistic director of Black Swan Arts & Media, where he continues to develop original works for the stage.
Julie Wolf, Producer
Producer Julie Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer, producer, teacher and music director. She has collaborated with Carly Simon, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco and Maceo Parker, among many others.
The Lost American JazzBook was recorded at Fantasy Studios between June and August of 2014. It was mixed by Adam Muños, engineered by Adam, Jesse Nichols and Alberto Hernandez and mastered at Ken Lee Mastering.
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