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Georgian MicroJamZ: Make Jazz Fellow Giorgi Mikadze

March 19, 2017
The Edye @ The Broad Stage

Santa Monica College
1310 11th St, Santa Monica

show starts at 7:00PM (doors open 6:45pm)
Light reception to follow

Giorgi Mikadze is a Georgian pianist, composer and arranger. Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Giorgi first sat down on the piano bench at the age of five. Trained in both classical music and jazz, Giorgi’s concerts have been broadcast on several radio stations and television in Europe, Asia, and Americas. He has appeared at major festival venues such as the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Tbilisi Jazz Festival, and Bean Town Jazz Festival. Noted for his supreme technical skills as a pianist and composer, Giorgi has performed with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestras, Berklee Symphony Orchestras and MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also composed scores for plays at the Rustaveli National Theatre. His current jazz composition work explores the microtonalities of traditional Georgian folk music and reimagines those structures in innovative new musical motifs.

Sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation to honor and support jazz artists, 18th Street Arts Center annually hosts its Make Jazz Fellowship, awarded to a jazz composer for a three-month, fully funded residency. This opportunity is for an individual jazz artist to advance or complete a body of original compositions. For three months the Make Jazz Fellow lives and works among artists in sunny Santa Monica, California. The award supports the artist by providing a monthly stipend, a furnished live-in studio, and arranged opportunities to inspire Jazz students in partnership with Los Angeles-area colleges and universities.

RSVP for a free ticket below. Seating is limited and is first come, first serve. Your ticket reservation will be released when the show starts at 7pm.

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