JAZZ PIANIST CLIFF MONEAR & VOCALIST NICOLE NEW SET TO "DAZZLE" AT AUGUST CONCERT!
The downtown Kalamazoo music scene will be bursting with talent on Saturday, August 23rd, as we proudly welcome Detroit Jazz Pianist Cliff Monear, and vocalist Nicole New to the Mangia Mangia concert stage.
A product of the Berklee College of Music, Cliff has been a professional pianist for more than 20 years. He is an accomplished teacher at Wayne State University, as well as being the exclusive Steinway & Sons representative at Hammell Music, Inc. Cliff's jazz group, "The Cliff Monear Trio," is one of the busiest performing rhythm sections in the Midwest. Whether as a solo artist or with his trio - Cliff has thrilled audiences at the Detroit Jazz Festival, The Michigan Jazz Festival, and other prestigious festivals too numerous to mention. In July, he traveled to Poland, where he performed at The Chopin International Festival, where he showcased his classical chops.
Cliff has accompanied well-known artists such as, Bernadette Peters, Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz composer & clarinetist Eddie Daniels, Joshua Redman, and many more. He has shared his talents all across North America, and beyond.
Joining Cliff is the talented vocalist Nicole New. Having received her Bachelor's in Music Business from Wayne State University where she studied both classical & jazz voice - she found a position as the Manager of "Pops & Jazz Programming" for The Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Her time with the Jazz Series gave her the opportunity to work with artists such as, Branford Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Diane Reeves, Chris Botti, Roy Haynes, Christian McBride, Jack Dejohnette....and the list goes on.
Nicole & Cliff perform frequently at many of Detroit's premier jazz clubs - and without a doubt, take their listeners on a musical journey filled with some of the best jazz entertainment there is.
We hope you can join us for an evening of unforgettable music.
*Concerts take place in our private banquet room in the rear of the restaurant. Full dinner & drink menus available to enjoy during the performance. Reservations are highly recommended, as seating is limited. Call Patti @ (269) 731-5388, or email at: email@example.com for reservations and information regarding this concert. Reservations can also be made through Mangia Mangia @ (269) 226-3333. Please state that you wish to attend the concert, as well as your name & number in your party. Walk-in's will be seated on a 'space available' basis.