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Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present award-winning Murray Middleman and Brazil 2019 in a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra.
Mr. Middleman has served as director of the Brand Library Chamber Concert Series, has been a consistent recording artist for Hollywood motion pictures and television, and has produced, composed, and performed music for CD projects Love Song for the Galaxy and With Love to the Legends. During the course of Mr. Middleman's nearly 40 years of extensive experience as a musician, performer, and educator, he has performed nationally and internationally alongside music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and John Lennon.
Multi-instrumentalist, award-winning composer, vocalist, and producer Stephan Oberhoff enjoys a very successful and multi-faceted career in Los Angeles. He is a frequent collaborator with internationally acclaimed artists such as Brenda Russell, Burt Bacharach, Melissa Manchester, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil and numerous other iconic artists. Before his move to the U.S., he garnered the coveted "Golden Lion" award marking the No. 1 position of a high-ranking nationwide commercial success for Bahlsen Co.
Drummer Lucio Viera, born in Manaus – Amazonas, Brazil, has received multiple invitations to play in Brazilian tours with great names of contemporary jazz and pop music: Zélia Duncan, Leny Andrade, Ney Conceição, Cliff Korman, Larry Coryell, Allen Hinds, and Frank Gambale.
Gary Wicks is an in-demand bassist, educator, and clinician in Los Angeles whose versatility has enabled him to perform with world class artists in many different venues around the world, including Quincy Jones, Matthew Morrison, The Manhattan Transfer, John Lloyd Young, The New York Voices, John Hendricks, Kevin Mahogany, Monica Mancini, The HawtThorns, Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Regis Philbin, Kathy Lee Gifford, Andre Watts, Jake Armerding, Liam Bailey, Peter Prince, Billy Martin, Fitz & The Tantrums, Stefon Harris, The Percy Faith Orchestra, Western Standard Time Ska Big Band, The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Berkshire Symphony, various productions of musical theater, and many more.
APAC (formerly The Center for the Visual & Performing Arts CVPA) is in its 13th season and is already booked through August 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 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.
Admission is free. Free-will offerings are accepted during the intermission. Credit cards are accepted.
For more information, contact Mr. Yee at 626-230 5435, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.