Join us for a journey to the 3 Americas through the original music of Shanna Carlson and Hugo Wainzinger
A San Francisco native who has been living in Castro Valley for about 40 years, Shanna has been singing and playing throughout the greater Bay Area but also in the Northwest, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. Her own quintet performed at Stanford Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Jazz and many other concert venues. Her voice has been compared to Rosemary Clooney, at times June Christy, and she’s a story-teller, delivering a lyric which touches the heart, not only as a balladeer, but swinging with a playful side. She has 2 CDs under her name and 2 CDs collaborating with other singers, was a teacher and accompanist at the Jazz Camp West for 14 years, and also taught classes at the California Conservatory of Jazz.
A composer, guitarist, and arranger, Hugo was born in Argentina and exposed to a wide variety of music since childhood. He absorbed many musical styles, making him uncommonly versatile as an arranger, largely through the influence of his mother, a passionate bolero singer. A prolific composer as well as a wide-ranging performer, he spans the spectrum from classical to jazz to contemporary and world music. Frequently performing as a soloist, he also plays with both Latin and American artists at various Bay Area venues and festivals including the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In addition to his active career as a composer and performer, he engineers and produces recording projects at HeartStrings Studio in Mountain View, California.
with guest percussionist Raul Ramirez
From the port of Callao, Peru , as a boy Raul followed the street musicians learning the Marinera, Zamacueca, Festejo, Landó and other Peruvian rhythms. He arrived in the Bay Area during the post-hippy jazz renaissance and worked with jazz-rock jam bands and is now called on as a percussionist for many different groups throughout the Bay Area and abroad.
A journey to the 3 Americas through the original music of Shanna Carlson and Hugo Wainzinger
- Sunday, November 18, 2018
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Chabot/Canyon Room
- Castro Valley Library
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