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Welcome to Jazzville
September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25
Experience an emotionally engaging synchronization as Jazzville majestically weaves yin and yang into balanced harmony. This musical offering is a celebration of both individuality and collaboration. You will enjoy selections that are both timeless and flexible in their ability to withstand countless interpretations. This dynamic jazz quartet will ignite your imagination with its boundless and transformational creativity.
Bronwyn Cronin’s voice has graced venues as magnificent as the Notre Dame Cathedral as well as remote villages in Nepal and India. Although classically trained with the late Gimi Beni, the vocalist feels most at home swinging to familiar melodies from the American songbook. As a third-generation jazz musician, Bronwyn carries on her family’s legacy of thoughtful interpretation and untethered improvisation. Her band, Jazzville, debuted their first album, Blue Skies, in 2018, and is set to release new music in August of 2023. The musician is also a recently published children’s author.
Pianist, composer, scholar, and educator, William Bares, received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Harvard University. Before joining UNCA as a professor of music and co-director of jazz studies, the pianist taught at Harvard, Brown, Berklee College of Music, and the New England Conservatory. In his early career, Bares worked as a professional musician touring New York, Boston, and Europe. Dr. Bares performed as the soloist in Blue Ridge Orchestra’s debut of Rhapsody in Blue, coordinated the Sunday Jazz Showcase at Asheville’s famed Isis Music Hall, and has four albums to his credit.
Zack Page has been performing as a professional bassist since the early 90s. His work with a variety of jazz ensembles, theater companies, and the cruise industry has taken him to all fifty states, the Caribbean islands, Australia, South America, Europe, and the Far East. Zack has also entertained at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The bassist has had the good fortune to play and/or record with Billy Higgins, Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Marvin Stamm, Eddie Daniels, and Babik Reinhardt (the son of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt). Following time spent in Los Angeles and New York, Zack and his family relocated to Asheville, NC where he enjoys a busy freelance schedule with many of North Carolina’s finest musicians.
Alan Hall has been a professional drummer for over 45 years. The percussionist has performed and/or recorded with international jazz artists Lee Konitz, Paul McCandless, Art Lande, Ed Simon, Geoffrey Keezer, Kenny Washington, Rebecca Parris, and Joyce Cooling. Alan has performed with Cirque Du Soleil, Teatro Zinzanni, and Wicked S.F. Along with diverse artists and ensembles, Mr. Hall toured in Europe, Canada, and the United States. As a professional drum instructor for over 40 years, he has taught at Berklee College of Music, California Jazz Conservatory, Monterrey Jazz Festival School and Summer Camp, Jazz Camp West, Cal State East Bay, and Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Camp.
Outstanding as individuals: Extraordinary as Jazzville!