Premik Russell Tubbs with a Night of Originals


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Premik Russell Tubbs will be joined with an ensemble of top NY players entertaining, stretching both sound and instruments, with a special segment of the evening dedicated to young composers on the rise. Lets just call this night coloring outside the lines as there are so many places to go! Some of the students joining in will be performing their own compositions and directing the professionals.

This is the 2nd of a series of six shows at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY. With the sudden passing of CACs co-director/co-founder Vic Skolnick all will be playing with this incredible man strong in their hearts.

Joining Premik will be Adam Klipple as pianist for the night. He has been described as “a standout pianist who has gone to school on McCoy Tyner and Cecil Taylor and earned his degree." He plays piano, Hammond organ, sampler and a variety of vintage keyboards. Also a composer, Adam writes for three groups of his own. Adam Klipple

The talented Todd Isler is a drummer/percussionist who has performed with many great musicians including Dave Liebman, Mino Cinelu and Mark Murphy, is among an elite group of modern players who brings an innate grasp of world rhythms to jazz. Todd Isler

Innovative, talented Nathan Peck will be joining in on acoustic bass. Since moving to New York City in 2002, Nathan has had the privilege to perform with , many a great artist and is currently touring/recording with guitarist Alex Skolnick. He also toured with Mr. Skolnick throughout the US, Canada, and Europe and is Skolnick's current release, Last Day In Paradise (Magna-Carta records). Nathan Peck

Incredible Lev Ljova Zhurbin, a violist, was born in 1978 in Moscow, Russia, and moved to New York with his parents in 1990. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he arranges music for Yo-Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet, Jay-Z and others; and composing original music for film, TV, theatre and the concert stage. Ljova is the author of more than 70 compositions for classical, jazz, and folk ensembles, as well as scores to four feature and over a dozen short films. His music has been licensed by HBO, PBS, BBC, CNBC, and NHK networks, among many other independent projects. Lev Ljova Zhurbin

Premik Russell Tubbs an accomplished multi-instrumentalist will be on saxophones, EWI, flutes & lap steel guitar. The 2008 and 2010 schedule had him playing Stings Rainforest Concert at Carnegie Hall. in 2008 he did extensive touring with Boris Grebenshikov beginning in London at the Royal Albert Hall, continuing on to Dublin, Kiev, Milan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, ending the year in Vienna. May of 2009 brought Premik to California for the Narada Michael Walden Foundation, Let the Sunshine In benefit concert. Premik has worked with Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Jean-Luc Ponty, Clarence Clemons, Jackson Browne, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Sting, Billy Joel and James Taylor, to name a few.

Now here's the low down on the students who will be taking the stage.

Jamaal Thompson is age 18,proficient on alto & soprano saxophones and flute. He is a 1st year student at Bethel Bible Institute in Queens, a graduate of Benjamin Cardoza H.S. Bayside, Jamaal has been playing the saxophone since the age of 7. He studied classical music at the Children's Orchestra Society and Jazz at The Harlem School of Performing Arts where he received a full scholarship.

Mikah Feldman-Stein is age 16 and attends Huntington High School on Long Island. His main instrument is alto saxophone though also plays soprano sax, tenor sax, and clarinet. Mikah plays with the Nassau Suffolk Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bill Katz. He has been in the All-County concert band since 6th grade on clarinet and has done All-State auditions on both clarinet classically and on alto sax for jazz. Village Tattler

Jonathan Bodian is 12 years old. He is in seventh grade at West Hollow Middle School on Long Island. His instruments are guitar and double bass. Music has been Jonathan's passion and he began at age 8 with rock and folk standards. He soon transitioned to nylon strings, and has been studying Latin-influenced classical and jazz with renowned composer-guitarist Jorge Morel for the past three years. Jonathan has performed extensively at many Long Island venues, and in master classes with guitarists including Brazil's Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Perus Jorge Caballero, Frances Thomas Viloteau, Cubas Rene Izquierdo and blues with Long Islands own Little Toby Walker. Jonathan Bodian

Sophia Kaufman age 11, is graduating from 5th grade at Seaford Harbor Elementary School on Long Island where she plays flute in concert and jazz bands. She is also studying saxophone privately with Premik Russell Tubbs, and Seaford High School student Melanie Koulias. Sophia's first passion is music, followed closely by volleyball and her love of animals.

Jamila Thompson, age 8 in 3rd grade, is a gifted student at The Queens College School For Math Science and Technology. She attends The Lawrence Eiseman Center For Preparatory Studies in Music where she studies musicianship, piano and voice. She only recently started taking private lessons with Premik on the Alto saxophone as she was inspired by her brother playing with the Bangalore Breakdown show in January at CAC.

Additional guests to be announced.

The spirit of music will fill the Sky Room Cafe at CAC. It may transport some back to earlier years and yet others may be inspired to pick up an instrument themselves...again, or for the first time. The music that will be heard this evening will speak to all ages. You will not only hear the music but also feel a sense of community...the oneness of Huntington Village and CAC.

...EXPECT THE TRULY UNEXPECTED!!! A wine and cheese reception will follow the music. Non-alcoholic will beverage will be provided for those underage.

Seating is limited (expected sell out) so purchase your tickets early!

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