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Saturday, March 23rd 8:00 PM Bertha Hope & ELMOllenium at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music


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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Jazz at the ConservatoryPresents Jazz Pianist Bertha Hope performing with her quartet and her “ELMOllenium Ensemble" Saturday, March 23 at 8 PM

Jazz Pianist Bertha Hope will bring her quartet and “ELMOllenium" ensemble to the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Jazz at the Conservatory series, sponsored by BNP Paribas, on Saturday, March 23 at 8 PM. The quartet will include Bertha Hope on piano, Sue Terry on alto saxophone, Walter Booker on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. “ELMOllenium" will include Bertha Hope on piano, Charles Davis on tenor saxophone, Sue Terry on alto saxophone, Roni Ben-Hur on guitar, Walter Booker on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors, and are available two weeks in advance. For more information, or to reserve tickets by phone with Visa or MasterCard, call (718) 622-3300. The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave, at Lincoln Place, and is accessible by the Q train to 7th Ave. or the 1/2 to Grand Army Plaza.

Ms. Hope brings her ensembles to the Conservatory in association with the school’s “Women in Jazz" concert and scholarship. Each year, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music chooses a student to be named as the recipient of the scholarship in conjunction with a Jazz at the Conservatory concert featuring a renowned female instrumentalist. This year, the recipient is 15–year-old saxophone student Zyaire Boyce, who plays in the Teen Jazz Ensemble which has performed at venues and festivals all over New York including a half-time performance for a Knicks/Lakers game last year.

A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Hope began piano studies at the age of three. During her musical career, she has performed in many festivals around the world including the Kool, the Newport, and the JVC Jazz festivals. For a number of years under the Artist-in-Residence program sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, she performed with state-wide workshops and programs where she was featured with such notable jazz artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Philly Jo Jones, Frank Foster, Junior Cook, Walter Booker, and Nat Adderley. She has also recorded with Steve Grossman, Kit McClure Big Band, Frank Lowe, and has four CDs under her own name on Steeple Chase, Minor Music and Reservoir

After attending City College in Los Angeles, she began her association with one of the greatest piano composers of our time, Elmo Hope. They worked together for many years before Mr. Hope died in 1967. Since then Ms. Hope has been trying to keep the music of Elmo Hope alive through the Elmo Hope Repertory band, “ELMOllenium." She will perform with this ensemble in addition to performing with her quartet.

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music offers music instruction for everyone, from the 18-month-old child to the 90-year-old senior. The Conservatory’s mission is to make music available to everyone by providing low cost and/or subsidized instruction to the community. Students may choose to study from a wide choice of musical styles that include jazz, classical, and gospel music. The Conservatory’s jazz division, comprising over 600 students and 35 faculty, is the largest and most comprehensive of any community music school nationwide, offering courses including Jazz/Gospel Choir, Latin Jazz Workshop, Jazz Orchestra, and Jazz Theory. For a concert season calendar and free brochure about programs and lessons, please call (718) 622-3300.

Upcoming Jazz at the Conservatory concerts include Latin Flutist David Valentin on Saturday, April 13, and Trombonist Ray Anderson on Saturday, May 11.

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