Tamir Hendelman – Rhapsody In Blue and Oscar Peterson Tribute

February 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 S Michigan Ave
IL 60605

Solo Selections by Tamir Hendelman to be announced from the stage:

George Gershwin
A Foggy Day

Double Rainbow

Duke Ellington
Satin Doll

Oscar Peterson
The Canadiana Suite:
Land Of The Misty Giants
Blues Of The Prairies
Place St. Henri
Laurentide Waltz
Hogstown Blues

Oscar Peterson
Blues For Big Scotia

George Gershwin

George Gershwin

George Gershwin
Rhapsody In Blue
Accompanied by Mark Sudeith

Tamir Hendelman
Tel Aviv born Tamir Hendelman began keyboard studies at age 6, moving to the U.S. in 1984 and winning Yamaha’s national keyboard competition soon after. Concerts in Japan and the Kennedy Center followed. He received a B.M. in Music Composition from Eastman School of Music in 1993. Since 2000 he has toured the US, Japan and Europe with his own trio and as a member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. In 2001 he premiered Clayton’s orchestration of Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Peterson wrote in his online journal: “It was a satisfying but strange feeling… to hear a new young voice make some exhilarating and thoughtful solos in the spaces that I used to occupy in those pieces…I look forward to hearing more from him.”

Tamir’s CD releases, Playground (Swing Bros, 2008) and Destinations (Resonance 2010) reached #3 and #1 on the jazz charts, Destinations takes listeners along on a voyage of musical discovery, from Jobim to Jarrett and Ravel. “Destinations to me is not only about the places I have traveled to, but also about the journey of being a jazz musician.” He has also become a first-rate arranger and accompanist for vocalists such as Natalie Cole, Roberta Gambarini, and Jackie Ryan and has accompanied Barbra Streisand on Love Is The Answer (Columbia, 2009), at the Village Vanguard and her 2012 North American orchestral tour. He has arranged and recorded for Claudio Roditi, Graham Dechter, Christian Howes and more. In 2014, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue with the Winston-Salem Symphony. Since 2005, Tamir has been on the jazz faculty of UCLA and an active clinician. “What increasingly distinguishes Hendelman is his gift for imaginative arranging…. He will compose an introduction that makes it difficult to predict what follows, but seems perfectly suited—even organic—once the tune begins.” (www.allaboutjazz.com)

Mark Sudeith
Mark Sudeith is known throughout the Chicago region for his performances on piano and organ.  He recently performed the premiere of Peter Meechan’s Love Songs with the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Oriana Singers.  Sudeith hold Doctor of Music from Indiana University.  He is Professor of Music at Chicago State University, where he has taught since 1984.

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