THE LOST AMERICAN JAZZBOOK
The Lost American JazzBook consists of ORIGINAL songs written in the style of the Great American Songbook. It's played by some of the finest musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the JazzBook musical director Dan Zemelman on piano, 2-time Grammy winning violinist Mads Tolling and featuring the extraordinary vocals of Rose Armin-Hoiland. JazzBook is the creation of Albert Greenberg, co-artistic director of Black Swan Arts & Media. blackswanarts.org
"The music is creative and timeless. It is elegant and eloquent in how it inhabits the musical landscape. A fresh addition to the American Songbook. Truly original and beautifully done."
Jeffrey Wood, Studio Director, Fantasy Studios
The Lost American JazzBook premiered in February 2014 at the historic Maybeck Recital Hall in Berkeley, California. JazzBook continues to build its audience at ongoing live concert events at The Bellevue Club, overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland (pictured above)---the newest and most elegant venue in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan Zemelman, Musical Director, Piano
Rose Armin-Hoiland, Vocals
Mads Tolling, Violin
Enrique Coria, Guitar
Zachary Ostroff, Bass
Bryan Bowman, Drums
Albert Greenberg, Creator, Main Composer
Albert Greenberg has been creating original works for the stage for over 30 years. His plays--as well as his music--have been performed worldwide from Berlin to New York, and from The Internationales Theater &Tanz Festival in Salzburg, Austria, to the L.A. International Festival. He is co-artistic director of Black Swan Arts & Media, where he continues to develop original works for the stage.
Julie Wolf, Producer
Producer Julie Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer, producer, teacher and music director. She has collaborated with Carly Simon, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco and Maceo Parker, among many others.