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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Permalink

Excellence In Jazz On Campus: Nick Augusta

  

Excellence In Jazz On Campus: Nick Augusta

8-9 p.m.

EIJOC-Augusta -EPianist Nick Augusta, a junior at Rio Americano High School, is already making plans to major in music in college and then go on to make music his career. Augusta has traveled with the Rio AM Ensemble to the Mingus competition in New York City and is presently touring Japan with this group, under the direction of Josh Murray.

He began playing trumpet with the Sacramento Youth Band while simultaneously studying classical piano. The transition from classical to jazz wasn’t too difficult for this gifted pianist. “I knew very little about jazz theory, but the skills that I developed playing classical translated easily to my jazz playing,” said Augusta.

His favorite pianists include Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Oscar Peterson, and Taylor Eigsti. “I try to listen to a lot of different pianists from different generations, so I have a wide range of influences and I’m not limited to one era!”

Playlist

7:00pm
7:00pm
Cyrus Chestnut: My Romance BUY from Natural Essence
7:09pm
Dave Grusin: Moment To Moment BUY from Two For The Road: The Music Of Henry Mancini
7:13pm
Larry Goldings & Harry Allen: The Look Of Love BUY from When Larry Met Harry
7:16pm
Diana Krall: The Look Of Love BUY from The Look Of Love
7:21pm
Dexter Gordon: More Than You Know BUY from More Than You Know
7:29pm
Joe Gilman: Smile Please BUY from View So Tender: Wonder Revisited, Vol. 1
7:37pm
One For All: Easy BUY from The Third Decade
7:44pm
Gregory Porter: Insanity BUY from Take Me To The Alley
7:50pm
Brad Mehldau: Aquelas Coisas Todas BUY from Where Do You Start
7:55pm
Paula Morelenbaum: Muito A Vontade BUY from Agua
8:00pm
8:00pm
Miles Davis: The Maids Of Cadiz BUY from Miles Ahead
8:05pm
Taylor Eigsti: I've Seen It All BUY from Lucky To Be Me
8:14pm
Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown: He's My Guy BUY from Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
8:19pm
Peter Bernstein: Nobody Else But Me BUY from Signs Of Life
8:29pm
Joe Pass: Nancy Jo BUY from The Best Of Joe Pass: Pacific Jazz Years
8:31pm
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Bearden (The Block) BUY from Live In Cuba
8:40pm
Art Tatum: St. Louis Blues BUY from Piano Starts Here
8:42pm
Rio Americano AM Jazz Ensemble: St. Louis Blues from St. Louis Blues
8:48pm
Ella Fitzgerald: Body And Soul BUY from The Best Of The Concert Years
8:53pm
Ahmad Jamal: Poinciana BUY from The History Of Chess Jazz
9:00pm
9:00pm
John Scofield: Scotown BUY from Uberjam Deux
9:05pm
Stacy Sullivan: Loving You BUY from Stranger In A Dream
9:08pm
Brad Mehldau: I Concentrate On You BUY from Blues And Ballads
9:15pm
Bud Shank & Bill Perkins: It's A New World BUY from Bud Shank & Bill Perkins
9:20pm
Benny Golson: Staccato Swing BUY from Gone With Golson
9:27pm
Organik Vibe Trio: Ecaroh BUY from Things We Did Last Summer
9:33pm
Marquis Hill: The Way We Play/Minority BUY from The Way We Play
9:39pm
Brian Charette: Dance Of The Infidels BUY from Once & Future
9:42pm
Kenny Garrett: Persian Steps BUY from Do Your Dance!
9:51pm
Jamie Davis: If You Want Me To Stay BUY from Vibe Over Perfection
9:55pm
Groove Collective: Kog BUY from People People Music Music
10:00pm
10:02pm
Daria: Strawberry Fields Forever BUY from Strawberry Fields Forever: Songs By The Beatles
10:07pm
Three More Sounds: Brother George BUY from High Voltage: A Tribute To McCoy Tyner
10:15pm
Antonio Adolfo: Killer Joe BUY from Tropical Infinito
10:23pm
Joe Gilman: Smile Please BUY from View So Tender: Wonder Revisited, Vol. 1
10:30pm
Jane Ira Bloom: Song Patrol BUY from Early Americans
10:33pm
Swiss Jazz Orchestra: Flying Colours BUY from Pools - Live At Jazzfesival Bern
10:42pm
Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors: Fresh Blues BUY from The Meeting
10:49pm
Joe Chambers: Never Let Me Go BUY from Landscapes
10:55pm
Kenny Barron: Dreams BUY from Book Of Intuition

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