Jazz pianist Randy Halberstadt was the featured musical artist at Jazz in The Georgian on Saturday, March 23 at the posh The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Randy is a prolific pianist who performs regularly with many great jazz artists in Seattle and nationally. He is a composer of several albums as a leader as well as countless session recordings with other renown jazz artists. Whether he is arranging for and accompanying jazz vocalists, playing in numerous gigs, or leading his own group, Randy is a tireless performer who is a stalwart of Seattle jazz in the Pacific Northwest.
Randy whom I greatly respect and admire is more than just a fantastic jazz pianist. He is a full music professor at Cornish College of the Arts as well as an author of a book called Metaphors For The Musician: Perspectives from a Jazz Pianist.
We had a fun time playing this past Saturday. Randy knows so many tunes and can play in any key on a whim. We really delved into the Great American Songbook where the standards are from. It's a treat and privilege to perform with Randy for which I am fortunate.
We have a couple videos captured from the gig. The first tune was actually the first tune of the evening called I Should Care. The second song is a Cole Porter standard called Everything I Love. Enjoy!
I Should Care
Everything I Love
For more information about Randy and how to obtain his CD's and book, as well as see his calendar where he is performing, please visit his website.
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Jazz in The Georgian every Friday and Saturday nights, 6pm-10pm at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle, Washington 98101, 206-621-7889.
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