Join Arts Brookfield as we celebrate the transformation of 1801 California with live music, visual art, and delicious treats!
We kick off the fun at 11:30am with a jazz duo featuring Joe Anderies on flute/sax and pianist Scott Martin, followed by a classical music set with guitarists Laura Husbands and Robert Tanaka. We will be unveiling Red River, a painting by contemporary artist Pat Steir commissioned for the lobby, and applauding the expansion of Arts Brookfield programming to 1801 California.
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield Office Properties’ premier buildings in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. The visual and performing art bring vitality to the office buildings, creating a sense of locale and infusing the space with creativity and energy. Arts Brookfield will begin programming the public spaces of 1801 California in Spring 2014 with a combination of visual and performing arts.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014:
11:30 AM – 1:30PM
Joe Anderies and Scott Martin
Laura Husbands and Robert Tanaka
1801 California, Lobby
Joe Anderies, sax & flute: attended Colorado Mesa State and North Texas State University where he majored in jazz studies and flute performance later graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver with degrees in Flute Performance and Music Education. Subsequently he obtained his masters degree at the University of Colorado in Music Education and Saxophone.Joe’s past performance and recording experiences include the international group IMAGES that he helped form as well as collaborations with Rob Mullins, Ron Miles, Chuck Lamb, Eric Gunnison, Hugh Ragin, Paul Romaine, and Nestor Torres. Joe continues to lead groups and produce jazz concerts in the Denver area primarily at the jazz venue Dazzle.During his music education career these past 25 years Joe has worked with hundreds of elementary students developing the “Music Beyond Borders” curriculum that features an overlay of technology assisted jazz instruction, call and response improvisation work, and professional mentor integration. He has expanded these concepts in his years teaching middle school, with high school students in his jazz camp experience and his teaching in the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Joe has also worked as adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver and has done jazz clinics for both students and educators at numerous conventions and colleges.Joe has served as Colorado president of several jazz education organizations and currently is working on publishing much of his band and orchestra music written for student groups over the years.
Scott Martin, piano: Scott has performed professionally in a wide variety of musical styles and roles. As a studio musician in New York City with Carly Simon, He sang background vocals and played synthesizers on the hit, Coming Around Again, which was also the theme song to the movie Heartburn, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. He worked with Mariah Carey on her first recording session and her first album, as well as with singers Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire and Robert Lamm of Chicago. He wrote and produced the title track to the album, Magnetic, by the jazz group Steps Ahead, featuring vocalist Diane Reeves and saxophonist Michael Brecker. He has worked as a jazz pianist in Washington D.C., Boston, Paris, and the Caribbean. In Colorado, he has been the house pianist at Denver’s El Chapultepec, Mel’s Bar and Grill, and the Stanley Hotel, performed at Jazz Aspen and played with local artists ranging from Hazel Miller to the Hot Tomatoes Swing Orchestra to the salsa band Conjunto Colores. He recently wass music director and pianist for the Denver production of The Last Five Years at the Buntport Theater. He has a B.A. from the New England Conservatory of Music and a M.M. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Laura Husbands, classical guitar: Laura Husbands first picked up classical guitar as a 10-year-old in Bradford, England. Her interest in guitar grew as a teen, so she applied and was accepted to the Chetham’s School of Music where she completed her last two years of high school. After receiving a BMus from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Husbands applied to the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Colorado, and was accepted on a full scholarship to study with Ricardo Iznaola. In June 2011 she received an Artist Diploma in classical guitar performance as well as Lamont’s Outstanding Graduate in Performance Award. Laura has performed in venues across Europe and the USA, including the Dundee GuitarFestival, the London Guitar Festival, Bolivar Hall and the Purcell Room. She has won top prizes in four international competitions, including 1st Prize at the Portland Guitar Competition, 2011 (USA), 2nd Prize at the Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition, 2007 (UK), 3rd Prize at the Westfalian Guitar Spring Competition 2006 (Germany) and 2nd Prize at the Admira Young Guitarist of the Year, 2005 (UK). Laura Husbands was the winner of the Denver Classical Guitar Society’s 2010 Debut Competition. Laura also performs with American guitarist Robert Tanaka as the Sakura Guitar Duo
Robert Tanaka, classical guitar: Robert Tanaka is a native to Colorado and has been performing regularly around the world. Robert graduated from CU Boulder in 2008 with a degree in Ethnomusicology and just graduated from the University of Denver with a masters in Classical Guitar Performance under renowned pedagogues and players, Ricardo Iznaola and Jonathan Leathwood.Classical Guitar Society Competition.Robert Under their tutelage he has gone to be a semi finalist in the Portland International Guitar Festival and Denver also has extensive knowledge in Rock and playing in Bands. He has opened up for the local Colorado band the Flobots at the School of Mines and has also had his music regularly played on KTCL 93.3. With an extensive knowledge of guitar music from around the globe,