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Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Artistic Director and Chef Bill Yee, will present internationally acclaimed pianist Sabine Pothier at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra.
Sabine (Yelena Koshelevskaya) is widely respected as an award winning classical pianist in the United States and Europe and also respected greatly as a major jazz pianist from her work with Scotty Barnhart Quintet (Barnhart is also director of The Count Basie Orchestra) at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Idyllwild Jazz Festival, and other venues. Fans and critics alike are welcoming a new and powerful voice in the world of jazz piano.
Child prodigy, at age 15 she learned Rachmaninoff's third concerto in three months, and winner of classical competitions, she immersed herself into jazz not too long ago teaching herself from the recordings and transcribing them and performing with other musicians. Her brand new almost all original album Keys to the City of Lost Angels was released in 2014 and available at www.cdbaby.com. She leads her own group Sabine Trio performing all over Southern California.
“Sabine is one of the greatest pianists I have ever heard in my life. She has a level of talent that puts her in the top 1% of jazz pianists working today. It's a pleasure to work with her," said Scotty Barnhart, director Count Basie Orchestra.
"Sabine has a harmonically advanced style, personal chord voicing of her own, and a stimulating post-bop improvising style ... Sabine is a pianist well-worth checking out," said L.A. Jazz Scene, Scott Yanow.
"It's always nice to hear Sabine Pothier work the piano. Playing Chick Corea's Spain, Sabine's touch is both strong and brisk. Never miss a chance to hear her work. It won't be long before we're all paying lots of money to hear this giant of talent," said LAJazz.com, Jay Jackson.
APAC is a member of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters and a member of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce.
Admission is free. Free-will offerings will be accepted during intermission.
Refreshments will be by Patisserie Artist Catherine Shaffer.
Seating is limited, so it is first come first served.
For more information, contact Mr. Yee at 626-230-5435, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.