On Wednesday October 3, 2007, Marcia Miget of Miraflores Music School will perform the fifth in a series of lunchtime concerts on the patio of the First Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and 'E' Streets, San Rafael. Each week from noon to 1:30 pm, Ms. Miget will perform with a local name musician or former student in jazz, Latin or classical genres.
The latest 'Friend' in Marcia's series, Marin Academy's Music Director Bob Schleeter, is a thirty-year veteran of music performance, creation and education. A graduate of Berklee College of Music Mr. Schleeter studied jazz with Hal Crook, Peter Sprague, Chuck Wayne and Joe Pass.
Co-founder of Marin-based jazz/soul/Latin group, The Company She Keeps, Bob created an exciting, rhythm-based ensemble after successive visits to Bahia, Brazil and Havana, Cuba. Guitarist, composer and arranger Bob's composition credits include four rock and soul" musicals produced throughout New England and the West Coast. The Boston Globe called his co-creation, Sara's Jukebox, A hit parade of music ... the songs are tantalizingly diverse, yet widely appealing." Performing as a guitarist and sideman with an equally appealing and diverse group of musicians, including The Drifters, Del Shannon and longer stints with Shana Morrison as well as dozens of his own ensembles.
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and educator Marcia Miget has most recently performed with the Voices of Latin Rock at Arizona's Cesar Chavez Day Celebration. With skills that cross multiple genres she's the only female saxophonist/flutist with Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, performing with Wayne Wallace's Rhythm and Rhyme, the Northern California Lighthouse Singers 25th Anniversary conducted by Helen Stevens and Stephen Roberts and the Montclair Women's Big Band.
Based in the Bay Area, Miraflores Music School is a preeminent private school that has been the foundation for some of Marin's best musical talent since 1988, as current and graduated students, e.g. James Perdelwitz, Joelle Parrett, Jeff Derby, Jaimeo Brown, Alex Baky, J.J.Byars, Lou Wiskus, Robby Marshall, Isabella Quereshi, Zach Gunsell, Dan Birch, Bram Kincheloe, Elecia Strauss, Seth Paris, Kristina Hoffman, Andrew Capra and Salvador Santana. These graduates, and many more, were selected for prestigious musical performance groups like the International Monterey High School All-star Jazz Band, California High School All-State Band, California High School All-State Concert Band, the San Francisco Jazz High School Allstars and attend a number of institutions such as Oberlin College, Sarah Lawrence, Berklee School of Music, the New School to Cal Arts, Manhattan School, NYU, USC and UCLA or performing professionally with such names as Bill Watrus, Mingus Big Band, and Greg Tardy.