Award-winning jazz pianist Sabine to be featured at Performing Arts Center Aug. 18

Widely respected as an award-winning classical pianist in the United States and Europe, Sabine (born Yelena Koshelevskaya) is one of most talented musicians in the world.

Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present award-winning jazz pianist Sabine in a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra.

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, Sabine (born Yelena Koshelevskaya) is one of most talented musicians in the world. Fans and critics alike are welcoming a new and powerful voice in the world of jazz piano.

Child prodigy (at the age 15 she learned Rachmaninoff's third concerto in three months) and winner of numerous classical international competitions, she immersed herself into jazz not too long ago teaching herself by transcribing solos from records and performing with other musicians. Her jazz accomplishments include performances at LACMA Jazz series, Piedmont Piano Store (Oakland), Kuumbwa Cultural Center (Santa Cruz), Yoshi's (SF), Blue Whale, Hollywood Bar & Grill, Spazio, Pips On La Brea, Merle Kreibich Concert Series, The World Stage, Maverick's Flat, Seabird Jazz Lounge, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills, Historic Lighthouse, Red White & Bluezz, the Baked Potato, and Vladivostok Jazz Festival.

She performed and toured with Clayton Cameron, Scotty Barnhart, Ron McCurdy, John B. Williams, Michelle Coltrane, Tony Dumas, Henry "Skipper" Franklin, Chuck Manning, the late Butch Warren, the late Ralph Penland, the late Zane Musa, Clarence Johnston, Jay Jackson, Barbara Morrison, Roy McCurdy, and others. Her album Keys to the City of Lost Angeles was released in 2014 and is available on CD Baby. She leads her band Sabine trio performing all over Southern California and internationally.

Recent reviews:

"Never miss Sabine's work; it will not be too long before we’ll all pay lots of money to hear this giant of a talent."   Jay Jackson, lajazz.com.

"Sabine displays very personal post-bop style that swings ..."   Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene.

"This Russian lady can really play ..." Barry Harris, jazz pianist and educator

APAC, formerly The Center for the Visual & Performing Arts CVPA), is in its 13th season and is already booked through July 2020 with many more exciting world-class performances. Mr. Yee was a founder of this community outreach program based at the historical Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church in 2006. He is a nationally awarded ACF (American Culinary Federation) chef who also owns the Alhambra Culinary School and L.A. Omelets Catering Services. He is the past president of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Alumni Association and Vice President of the ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California.

A free-will offering will be accepted during the intermission; credit cards accepted.

For more information, contact Mr. Yee at 626-230-5435. E-mail bizwind@yahoo.com.


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