Jazz Concert Review

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The first formal small jazz concert was held at the Maum Café on Sep. 25th, 2008. There were many music performances have held at the Maum Café but Zino Park, leader of the band, and manager of Maum Café agreed to arrange a formal jazz concert for the first time. The main theme of this concert was “Smooth Jazz with Zino Park at Maum”. Before the concert began, the band members introduced themselves to the audience. The names of players were: Acoustic guitar by Jerry, vocal & piano by Zino Park, bass guitar by Clay Luna, vocal & guitar by Zen, guitar & saxophone by Dan Stark, drum by Skip Mccain, and harp by Monica.

Name of the first song was “Be my love”. They started a song with very bright tone and middle fast tempo. This song created very lively feeling and gave audiences little bit information about what kind of music they were going to perform during the concert. This song was great opener because this song made audiences get involved in the concert such as clapping their hands and tapping with their feet to feel the rhythm and tempo. The second song was a samba but, they played in a jazz style. At this moment, the bass guitar was a huge part of the song. There was no vocal but just bass guitar and acoustic guitar. The bass keeps the rhythm flew and acoustic guitar was making melody lines. The third song started under Zino park’s (Leader of the band) cue. The name of the song was “Like someone in love”. In this song, saxophone played a big role. The most interesting part was the call and respond used in this song. It was kind of common call and respond parts between piano and saxophone but Zino Park played the piano like Art Tatum. Which Zino used re-harmonizing the melody lines by playing different notes and altering the root movements of a tune. Also, he used a imitating the vibrato of saxophone sound with his keyboard. The instruments they playing were acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboard,...
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