Rebecca Kilgore and Dave Tull
Jazz drummer/singer/songwriter (and Berkeley native) Dave Tull joins forces with jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore for an evening of standards from the Great American Songbook, some obscure gems, and Tull’s hip new songs with his take on contemporary life, like “I Just Want To Get Paid” and “Every Other Day I Have the Blues.” Also featured are Bay Area pianist, composer, and arranger Larry Dunlap, and Portland bassist, educator Tom Wakeling.
Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
“Dave’s insightful and LOL lyrics combined with the lush vocal interpretations of Ms. Kilgore are a rare pleasure.”
— Thomas Smith, PDX Jazz Board Member and Past President
Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists who delights in interpreting the music of the Great American Songbook. Her clear voice, floating lyricism, and heartfelt joy in songs familiar and obscure has made her a favorite worldwide at jazz parties, festivals, concerts, and cruises.
She has appeared frequently on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, has sung on “A Prairie Home Companion,” and has appeared at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein. For the past three years, she has been invited to perform at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention in Lincoln Center and Town Hall. Rebecca has recorded more than thirty CDs, including collaborations with legendary pianist/composer Dave Frishberg, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Harry Allen, John Sheridan, and her own quartet.
Whether singing tender ballads or jump tunes, Western Swing, Rodgers, Gershwin, Ellington, or Arlen, Rebecca’s approach is always light-hearted, honest, subtly swinging. rebeccakilgore.com
For twenty-five years Dave Tull has been known in the Los Angeles area as a world-class jazz drummer. In recent years, however, Dave has been making a name for himself as one of the country’s finest jazz vocalists. With his new CD, I Just Want To Get Paid, Dave cements that reputation, and adds songwriting to his list of talents.
Dave has toured the world since 2000 as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione. Dave’s vocal on Mangione’s “The Children of Sanchez” and his bebop scat vocal on “Dizzymiles” has been featured at hundreds of concerts including The Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl and The Blue Note in New York City.
Singer Cheryl Bentyne (of the Manhattan Transfer) had Dave sing on two tracks of her CD Moonlight Serenade (King Records, 2003) including the song “Tull Tales”, so-named because Cheryl was so knocked out by Dave’s scat soloing! Three times Dave has performed with Bentyne for a week at Tokyo’s Cotton Club where he has sung a nightly duet with Cheryl on “Blue Moon”. Dave wrote the vocalese lyric for Bentyne on “All of You” for her 2009 Cole Porter Songbook CD.
Chuck Mangione is only one of many bands Dave plays drums with. Dave plays on four of singer Michael Buble’s CD’s including Buble’s notable version of “Moondance”.
Dave is on faculty at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA, teaching individual drum set lessons there. Dave has also been brought in by the jazz band director and even the jazz vocal professor at PCC to work with students on various aspects of playing and singing in the jazz style. davidtull.com
Pianist, composer and arranger Larry Dunlap is an extraordinary pianist and arranger, a player with taste and sophistication. He has been praised as a “remarkable and versatile accompanist” and “one of the best jazz pianists around — anywhere” in the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Larry has a multifaceted career that includes extensive work in the fields of jazz, classical, and popular music.
Larry lives in the San Francisco Bay area where he regularly appears with his wife, vocalist Bobbe Norris. They perform throughout the U.S. and have toured in Europe, Canada, Japan, and other countries. They have made several recordings, both together and separately. Since the early 1980s Larry has been pianist in North America with the British singer Dame Cleo Laine and her musician husband Sir John Dankworth. His past work has seen him appearing and/or recording with jazz vocalists Mark Murphy, Ernestine Anderson, and Joe Williams, as well as instrumentalists Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ralph Towner, Ernie Watts, Bud Shank, and Larry Coryell, to name a few. baymusic.com/pianist-larry-dunlap
For over 40 years, Tom Wakeling has put his bass to work in concert halls, jazz nightclubs, recording studios, and at music festivals throughout North America and Europe.
Tom’s bass versatility has supported a wide range of jazz artists including Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Mel Torme, James Moody, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Charlie Rouse, Houston Person, Ernie Watts, Charles McPherson, Carl Fontana, and Herb Geller. Among the rhythm section greats he has performed with are Mickey Roker, Jeff Hamilton, Lewis Nash, Butch Miles, Grady Tate, Mike Clark, Bill Mays, Tamir Hendleman, Roger Kellaway, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, and Dave Frishberg.
Tom’s “show biz” credits include Della Reese, Red Skelton, Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, the Fifth Dimension, and playing in the orchestras of national touring shows such as "Cats", "A Chorus Line", the Joffrey Ballet, “Grease”, and "Damn Yankees" (with Jerry Lewis).
An experienced and dynamic educator, Tom has served as a guest artist at the Stanford University Jazz Workshop, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, Washburn University, University of Nevada, University of British Columbia, Pt. Townsend Jazz Workshop, Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, among others. He served as Chair of the Music Department at Clackamas Community College in Portland, Oregon for a number of years.
In addition to his live quartet recording with Juno award-winning Canadian trumpet player Brad Turner, Tom’s recordings include Another View with Alan Jones and Francois Theberge, Nancy King’s Perennial, Climbing with the Alan Jones Sextet, and the Bridge Quartet’s Night.
He recently performed on Rebecca Kilgore’s new recording, to be released in 2015. tomwakelingmusic.com