The opening concert of the AAMF 2017, the ‘Garden City Classics‘, was held at La Dolce Vita venue on 3rd November, 2017.
Congratulations go to Derek Jung of Al Ain Chamber Orchestra for arranging this concert’s programme, and to the AAMF Director, Teresa Murray, for all her organisational efforts!
This video clip features the opening performances by Al Ain Choral Society with Stephen Aston on piano and Derek Jung on clarinet.
And our thanks go to La Dolce Vita for hosting this concert free of charge and for posting the video above. The video clip of the concert below was posted by Teresa Murray…
Angelina Lynne is a classical, pop and jazz singer, with excellent technical and language skills. She has a great deal of experience in folk music from Spain, New Zealand and other countries. She is also an accomplished piano player.
Angelina will be joined on stage at 8 pm this Friday, 27th November, at the Hili Al Rayhaan Hotel by the newly formed Garden City Jazz Band. They are performing the “International Jazz Evening“‘s opening set.
Angelina’s new band members are:-
Dan Turcanu, bass guitar-
Dan is trained in classical composition and he’s already very experienced in various styles of arrangements, such as jazz and Arabian, for diverse ensembles. He is the Director of the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra, (AACO).
Derek Jung, clarinet-
Derek is a music teacher at AAESS. He studied clarinet in the U.S. and is an enthusiastic performer of chamber music and modern pieces in the AACO. He aspires to develop skills as an arranger and a composer.
Robert Loxton, clarinet-
Robert is a university teacher at the Higher College of Technologies, (HCT). He’s a very enthusiastic performer, and passionate bass singer with various vocal groups.
Teodor Iliescu, bassoon-
One of the best bassoon player’s of his generation; he is also a skilled piano player; passionate baroque music singer; and a jazz and pop voice coach.
Terrie Parkman, piano-
Terrie is the main pianist and at the core of the AACO. She’s a very dedicated pianist and an educator with years of experience. Terrie is eager to extend her artistic creativity by approaching new styles and genres.
Ahmed Attalah Medji, percussion-
Ahmed is highly talented percussionist; a self-taught musician who combines the Arabic style of percussion with pop and jazz rhythm patterns; and,
Elke Vogel Adham, flute-
Elke is a computer and programming teacher at HCT. She’s a dedicated flute player and is passionate about jazz and classical music. She inspired the creation of the AACO. Elke is also a great supporter of the AAMF!
The Garden City Jazz Band‘s set will be followed by the Swing Revue Band (photo above), and then the Desert Jazz Duo (photo below); both down from Dubai for this event.