BMF presents sold-out ‘All That Jazz’ fundraiser in Breckenridge
If you go
What: “A Special Event Fundraiser: All That Jazz,” featuring Ken Miller, piano; Edwardo Bijoux Barbosa, double bass; Ilya Shpilberg, violin; Camilla Formica, vocals
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1
Where: Private home, Breckenridge
Cost: Sold out
More information: Call the Breckenridge Music Festival office at (970) 453-9142, or visit http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com
Applause!, the special events and fundraising committee of the Breckenridge Music Festival, will present “A Special Event Fundraiser: All That Jazz” on Saturday, Feb. 1, featuring pianist Ken Miller, bassist Edwardo Bijoux Barbosa, violinist Ilya Shipilberg and vocalist Camilla Formica performing original and familiar jazz compositions. The sold-out concert will take place at a private home in Breckenridge.
About the musicians
Miller is director of entertainment for the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. He is also a noted composer, pianist and conductor with more than 330 published compositions. His award-winning music can be heard on many television shows, movie features, TV specials and cable films. He has performed for U.S. presidents and has performed, written or conducted for great artists such as Marcus Lovett, Maureen McGovern, Earl Klugh, Suzy Bogess and Jim Salestrom.
Barbosa studied and played extensively in Brazil and Venezuela until 1997, when he arrived in Denver. He is now one of the top studio musicians in Colorado, where he can be heard on more than 300 recordings. Barbosa has performed with a variety of local musicians, as well as many touring soloists who make a stop in Denver. He is also the jazz bass instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Shpilberg studied at the Moscow State Conservatory and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and now performs regularly as concertmaster with the Broadmoor Orchestra under the direction of Miller.
Formica’s seductive voice and bewitching performance style are irresistibly enchanting. Her hard swinging interpretations, combined with her pure, sultry jazz sound, are reminiscent of the torch singers of the ’40s and ’50s. Formica has performed all over the world with such big-band artists as Ray Anthony, Les Brown and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. She has worked with many jazz legends such as Buddy Greco and Buddy Childers, and jazz radio legend, Philippe Adler described her as “one of the best, hardest swinging singers of the great American songbook in a century.”
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