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A Hand Full of Keys - Piano Bar
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For those who may have never had the experience of hearing music at a piano bar, it consists of a piano or electric keyboard played by a professional musician, located in a cocktail lounge, bar, hotel lobby, restaurant, or on a cruise ship. Usually the pianist receives a small salary plus tips in a jar or basket on or near the piano, especially from patrons requesting a song traditionally written on a beverage napkin.
In this case, Yuba Sutter Arts will be converting the Burrows Theater into a piano bar for one evening. Not one, but two pianists will be featured; the incomparable Gay Galvin and the legendary John Paris. You will have the option to sit on stage, in the theater seats or even right up next to the pianists to make your song requests. Napkins will be provided.
This unique event is happening on Saturday, November 16 from 6-8:30 and will feature heavy appetizers, a no host bar (including Martinis) and loads of fun. Purchase tickets at the early bird discounted price of $15 by November 15 or $20 at the door. For tickets, call 530-742-2787 or to purchase online go to yubasutterarts.org. The Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts is located at 630 E Street in Marysville.
Gay is trained in classical and jazz styles and has worked in big bands, musicals, jazz trios and classical ensembles. She has a master’s degree in piano performance in jazz and performs as a soloist and with her jazz trio all over northern California.
John has enjoyed an extensive musical career working with the likes of Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, the Minneapolis Symphony and the Moody Blues. Jazz runs through his veins and he even had his own show band in Las Vegas for many years.
Theatre historian John Kenrick describes the piano bar as “a hybrid creature: part performance space, part living room, and part saloon. The bar is there to sell drinks, the pianist is there to perform, and the crowd is there to sing, listen, drink and socialize. All of this means that it's impossible to predict what a given evening's chemistry will be, even if most of the people on hand are regular customers. While every factor counts, the most important issue is the person at the piano. The pianist determines the type of music, the style of performance, and the general tone of the evening.... The experienced piano bar player knows how to take genial control of most any situation and generally keep the party going.”
Come join the party on November 16 and enjoy live music by two master pianists up close and personal at the Burrows Theater Piano Bar for one night only. Call (530) 742-ARTS with any questions.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific
Yuba Sutter Arts 624 E Street Marysville, CA 95901