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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!”


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Dave Grusin: Moment To Moment BUY from Two For The Road: The Music Of Henry Mancini
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Larry Goldings & Harry Allen: The Look Of Love BUY from When Larry Met Harry
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Diana Krall: The Look Of Love BUY from The Look Of Love
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Dexter Gordon: More Than You Know BUY from More Than You Know
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Joe Gilman: Smile Please BUY from View So Tender: Wonder Revisited, Vol. 1
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One For All: Easy BUY from The Third Decade
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Gregory Porter: Insanity BUY from Take Me To The Alley
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Brad Mehldau: Aquelas Coisas Todas BUY from Where Do You Start
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Paula Morelenbaum: Muito A Vontade BUY from Agua
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Miles Davis: The Maids Of Cadiz BUY from Miles Ahead
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Taylor Eigsti: I've Seen It All BUY from Lucky To Be Me
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Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown: He's My Guy BUY from Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
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Peter Bernstein: Nobody Else But Me BUY from Signs Of Life
8:29 p.m.
Joe Pass: Nancy Jo BUY from The Best Of Joe Pass: Pacific Jazz Years
8:31 p.m.
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Bearden (The Block) BUY from Live In Cuba
8:40 p.m.
Art Tatum: St. Louis Blues BUY from Piano Starts Here
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Rio Americano AM Jazz Ensemble: St. Louis Blues from St. Louis Blues
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Ella Fitzgerald: Body And Soul BUY from The Best Of The Concert Years
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Ahmad Jamal: Poinciana BUY from The History Of Chess Jazz
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John Scofield: Scotown BUY from Uberjam Deux
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Stacy Sullivan: Loving You BUY from Stranger In A Dream
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Brad Mehldau: I Concentrate On You BUY from Blues And Ballads
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Benny Golson: Staccato Swing BUY from Gone With Golson
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Organik Vibe Trio: Ecaroh BUY from Things We Did Last Summer
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Marquis Hill: The Way We Play/Minority BUY from The Way We Play
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Brian Charette: Dance Of The Infidels BUY from Once & Future
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Kenny Garrett: Persian Steps BUY from Do Your Dance!
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Kenny Barron: Dreams BUY from Book Of Intuition

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