UpClose: Tom Schnabel with Jazz Pianist Alan Pasqua

UpClose: Tom Schnabel with Jazz Pianist Alan Pasqua

Mon. 05/20 | 7:00PM (Doors) @ New Roads Leadership Center

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Ira's favorite living Jazz artist is Chano Dominquez. 

We're happy to provide a pair of tickets to KCRW friend to this SOLD OUT show as a giveaway to our friends.
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If you would like to be put on the waiting list for this event, please contact caitlin.borzi@kcrw.org

Your ticket includes complimentary beer & wine and light bites

On Monday, May 20 join KCRW's Tom Schnabel for his inaugural Rhythm Planet concert -- a history of jazz piano with Alan Pasqua at the beautiful new Leadership Center at the New Roads School in Santa Monica.   Alan and Tom will explore jazz piano history, from New Orleans ragtime through modern masters like Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock.

Alan Pasqua has for many years been one of Tom 's favorite jazz pianists.  He's an in-demand artist: when not teaching Jazz Studies at USC, you can find him working with Elton John, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones and other musical heavyweights.  Add to that top jazz artists like Michael Brecker, James Moody, Peter Erskine and countless others.  But it's his own gorgeous albums and his finesse that have always held his audiences captive.

It's an intimate evening for 100 lucky people.  Please join us for this very special event.  Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.



KCRW’s UpClose event series features KCRW on-air personalities in lively and compelling conversations with some of the leading figures in film, art, politics, literature and pop-culture. Created in 2010, each UpClose event takes place before a live audience.   For more information and to view past UpClose events, visit kcrw.com/upclose.


Alan Pasqua, Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thorton School of Music, has played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jack Dejohnette, Paul Motion, Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Gary Burton, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Gary Bartz, Reggie Workman, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Sheila Jordan and Joe Williams.  Aside from his critically acclaimed recordings as a leader, in 2008, Pasqua joined forces with Peter Erskine and Dave Carpenter, arranging, co-producing and playing on the Grammy Award nominated trio album "Standards".  His latest release, "Twin Bill" (BFM JAZZ) features Pasqua recorded on two pianos, playing the music of Bill Evans and has achieved critical acclaim, including a 4 star Downbeat review.

While performing a concert at Carnegie Hall, Pasqua met the legendary drummer Tony Williams.  Pasqua was asked to join The New Tony Williams Lifetime along with guitarist Allan Holdsworth.  After recording two "Lifetime" albums for Columbia Records, Pasqua relocated to Los Angeles.  His career in L.A. broadened as he started playing with more rock and pop artists.  He has been a member of the bands of Bob Dylan and Santana.  Some of his other pop album and touring credits include: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Queen Latifah.  In addition, he has worked with composers John Williams, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini and on motion picture soundtracks.  Also, Alan composed the soundtrack for Disney's hit movie, The Waterboy, and is a co-composer for the CBS Evening News Theme.


Tom Schnabel is an internationally recognized radio producer, pioneer, and innovator in world music.  He helped introduce world music to American audiences as KCRW's first music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic (1979-1991).  Now, the legendary DJ and former Music Director has started a new digital venture that aims to grow KCRW's world music audience.  An expert in world music and jazz, Schnabel will continue to share his wealth of knowledge through his popular Rhythm Planet blog, an on-demand music show, a Rhythm Planet membership club and a series of live events.  Tom is the author of two books (Stolen Moments: Conversations with Contemporary Musicians and Rhythm Planet: The Great World Music Makers), and numerous articles about music.  He has produced a number of recordings (Trance Planet, vols. 1-5), and provides music supervision for advertising and movies.  He has also served as Program Advisor for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Tom has taught in Los Angeles (UCLA Extension, SCIARC, Mt. Saint Mary's College) and in Paris (Ecole Universelle).  He has over 20 years of experience teaching world music and currently offers weekly music salons at his home.



KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College.  The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com.  KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast.  Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry.



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Please email events@kcrw.org or contact KCRW Membership at 310-314-4635 between the hours of 10am & 5pm, Monday – Friday.


The New Roads School's Leadership Center is located at:
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Limited parking is available in the New Roads parking lot, located between Olympic Blvd. and Nebraska (enter via westbound Olympic Blvd.); limited street parking available is also available nearby, particularly on Nebraska.  Please make sure to read signs carefully as much of the nearby areas are restricted.


When and where is the show? 
Monday, May 20
Reception: 7pm; Conversation: 8pm
The Leadership Center
at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404 
How do I purchase tickets? 
Tickets are available through KCRW.com/upclose.

When do tickets go on-sale? 
Tickets become available on Wednesday, May 1 at 12pm.

How much are tickets and how many can I purchase? 
Tickets are $58 general admission and your ticket includes complimentary beverages, including beer and wine, and light bites. There is an 8 ticket limit per household.
What happens after I order my tickets online? 
When your order is complete you will receive a confirmation email from tix.com within five minutes.  If you choose "e-ticket" as your ticket option, you will be able to print out your ticket(s) immediately.  If you chose "1st Class Mail" - tix.com will send your ticket(s) within two weeks of your purchase.  KCRW will send you important show information via email by Thursday, May 16.

When will I get my tickets? 
If you choose the "First Class Mail" ticket option, you should receive your tickets within 2 weeks of purchase.  If you choose the "E-Ticket" option, you will need to print your tickets at home (a link to a printable ticket will be in the confirmation email). If you choose the "Will Call" option, your tickets will be available for pick up half an hour before the show on the night of the event at the KCRW will call table outside of the venue.
What can I do if I am having trouble placing my order online? 
Please call KCRW Membership between 10am and 5pm, Monday-Friday at 310-314-4635 or email events@kcrw.org.

How big is the venue? 
This beautiful and intimate space seats 100 people.
Will there be food and drinks available at the venue?
Your ticket comes with complimentary beer, wine and light bites. 
Is there parking at the venue?
Limited self parking is available in the New Roads School lot, with additional street parking in the nearby area.  Please make sure to check signs, as most parking nearby is restricted.  KCRW will send out parking instructions in an “important night-of-show information” email a few days before the event.
What is the show’s running time?
The conversation will last approximately 1 hour.
Once I place an order, can I change the credit card number to be billed? 
Unfortunately, once an order is processed, we cannot change the credit card number.
Can I cancel my order? 
No. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Is the ticket price tax deductible? 
Tickets are partially tax-deductible.  The portion of your ticket purchase price that exceeds the fair market value of the event is tax-deductible.  For more information please contact KCRW Membership between 10am and 5pm, Monday – Friday at 310-314-4635.

UpClose: Tom Schnabel with Jazz Pianist Alan Pasqua
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