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Ridgeway Arts Presents Kari Ikonen w/special guests Napa High Jazz Band$20 – $25
Special appearance by Napa High School Jazz Band! The 2013 Yrjö Award recipient as the Finnish Jazz Musician of the Year, pianist, moogist and composer Kari Ikonen comes to Silo’s! He has worked with the likes of Louis Sclavis, Lee Konitz, Bob Moses, Ingrid Jensen, Magnus Broo, Vincent Courtois and Ron McClure. His compositions have been honoured internationally, taking first prizes in the American “Julius Hemphill Composition Awards” and in the Italian “Scrivere in Jazz”. He also works as a part-time teacher at the jazz department of the Sibelius Academy. As part of the Ridgeway Presents program, the Napa Valley High School Jazz Big Band will have the opportunity to work directly with Kari and present their work during the first portion of Kari’s performance at Silo’s that evening.
Presented by the SF Bay Area’s music education organization Ridgeway Arts.