Levi Saelua Sextet CD Release – KZYX Benefit PerformanceName: Levi Saelua Sextet CD Release – KZYX Benefit PerformanceDate: May 18, 2019Event Description:
Levi Saelua Sextet CD Release – KZYX Benefit Performance
Saturday May 18
7:30 pm Dinner Show, doors at 6:15
Please arrive by 7 pm to allow for dinner service
Join us for the exciting debut and album release party for the Levi Saelua Sextet:
Levi Saelua – woodwinds, Marti Sarigul-Klijn – woodwinds, Joe Mazzaferro – trumpet, Bryan McAllister – piano, Cameron Womack– drums, Nico Martinez – bass
Levis is a local – raised here on the Mendocino Coast – but his impact is already global. With his group, Triism, Levi won the Bucharest International Jazz Festival in Romania in 2016.
Levi Saelua was born in San Francisco, CA. He began his musical studies at age 6 with the Sacramento Taiko Dan under the direction of Tiffany Tamaribuchi. At age 9, he began studying the saxophone and, five years later, arranged his first piece for jazz combo while attending Rio Americano High School.
Upon graduating from Rio’s jazz program, Levi furthered his music education at the Eastman School of Music, studying saxophone with Chien-Kwan Lin, Jose Encarnacion, and Charles Pillow, and jazz composition with Bill Dobbins and Dave Rivello. As a student at Eastman, Levi had the opportunity to work with artists such as Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Dennis Mackrel, Ryan Truesdell, Byron Stripling, Jeff Beal, and many others. Levi has performed in theaters and concert halls all over North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He currently resides in Sacramento, CA.
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“Levi has a rare comprehension of the many elements that all great music shares, regardless of superficial category.”
Bill Dobbins – pianist/composer, professor at Eastman School of Music
“Levi Saelua has a wonderful musical voice expressed through his compositions and arrangements. He creates music that is both imaginative and engaging to listener and performer. He is also a very fine saxophonist and improviser.”
Jeff Campbell – bassist/composer, Director of Jazz Studies at Eastman School of Music
This performance will benefit for KZYX & Z – Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, listener supported and featuring the only regularly scheduled Jazz programming that reaches our entire county.