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EMIL MIJARES, Reflections A Historic event celebrating the 1st CD Release of the Maestro's Lifeworks
Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Irwindale, United States
Historic 1st CD Release of the Grandfather of Philippine Jazz
The music of Emil Mijares, Grandfather of Philippine Jazz, is celebrated in a 2 hour gala event highlighting some of his greatest recordings and favorite songs of all time including an original composition.
Ric Ickard Records will release the historic 1st CD of Emil Mijares’ lifeworks,Reflections. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. CDs will be on sale for $15.00.
Confirmed performers for this historic event:
Mon David – Vocals
Beverly Rono – Vocals
Tateng Katindig – Musical Director/Piano
Abe Lagrimas – Drums
Ner de Leon – Saxophone
Dominic Thiroux – Bass
George Rossi – Percussion
Winston Raval – Piano
Ric Ickard – Guitar
Plus special appearance by a surprise guest
Produced by The Gano Promenade in cooperation with Gabriel Mijares & Ric Ickard
Creative/Technical Director, Alvin H. Reyes
WHY: Incorporating global influences through improvisation, American Jazz is now a worldwide phenomenon with many Filipino artists making the genre their own. Prolific pianist, musical director, composer, arranger and studio musician, Emil Mijares stands as an icon and inspiration for Filipino musicians and jazz aficionados today. His career spanned generations, earning him several CAT awards in the 1950’s and 60’s, the Cecil Award for Best Musical Director in 1979, and Aliw Awards for Best Jazz Performer and Best Musical Director in the 1980’s. In 1971 Asia Magazine named him one of Asia’s Top Jazz Artists. Over the years Mijares performed with such legends as Nat King Cole, Teddy Edwards, Kevyn Lettau, Denzil “Broadway” Miller and many others. He also served as musical director for such artists as Pilita Corrales, Carmen Soriano, Nelda Navarro, Anthony Castelo, to
When & Where
The Gano Promenade
The Gano Promenade is an entertainment venue in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. This hidden hot spot is hosted by Gano Excel North America, the premier resource for enriched coffee. It is driven by four philosophies... to provide a place to energize, revitalize, harmonize and socialize with anyone and everyone. You can expect nights full of amazing music or an intimate, up close & personal performances with some of your favorite artists. You won't be disappointed with the wondrous, unassuming oasis of music and magical enchanted evenings.