Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
General Admission: $15
Steinway Society Members: $10
Cash or check, payable at the door
Dino Valle, a baritone from Italy, has performed in many operas and concerts, including the Hall of Audiences (Vatican City) in the presence of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. He debuted with the Michigan Opera Theatre as “Conte Monterone” in Rigoletto, and performed at the Detroit Opera House with the renowned Metropolitan Opera Basso and Grammy Award Winner, Michele Pertusi, the Parma Opera Ensemble, La Scala Opera Ensemble and with tenor Joseph Calleja.
Ages 18 and under & up to $1,000 in prize money
Round 1: Friday & Saturday, April 12-13, 2019
Finals & Award Ceremony: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Registration opens January 15, 2019
Registration deadline is April 1, 2019
Steinway & Sons is proud to announce the 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition for young pianists ages 18 and under. This prestigious competition offers young pianists the opportunity to compete for up to $1,000 in prize money and official recognition from an iconic world-class piano brand. The competition will be held at Steinway showrooms around the United States and Canada, and Steinway Piano Gallery Detroit is pleased to have been identified as your regional host venue. Audition slots are limited. Please register early to ensure participation. Visit www.steinway.com/competition for more information, or call Hannah Frantz, Competition Manager at 248-560-0366.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Since the independent release of his breakthrough solo piano collection Tender Ritual in 1985 on the Unspeakable Freedom Music label, Jim Chappell has been acknowledged as one of contemporary music’s most engaging composers and performers. With 20 albums to his credit, Chappell has toured world-wide to sold out audiences, his concerts being filmed and nationally televised. Chappell was the only music artist to perform at Robert DeNiro’s 50th birthday party, where he played to a hushed crowd of who’s who in the film industry. Several of Jim’s albums have received heavy national and international airplay on Smooth Jazz format radio stations, with Chappell’s Over The Top making it to No. 1 on the national charts. Along with composing music for the Blake Edwards feature film comedy “Switch” his music has been nationally broadcast on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, The Voice, MTV, The Summer and Winter Olympic Games, NBC, and Fox Sports Specials. Gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano skated to Jim’s beautiful piece “Gone” in a nationally televised Thanksgiving day broadcast presentation.
with Jill Jack, vocalist; Takashi Iio, bass; Ron Pangborn, drums; Scott Gwinnell, piano & Kris Kurzawa, guitar
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Tickets available at the door
Forty-four time, Detroit winning songwriter Jill Jack wanted her dad to listen to her music! The only problem was her dad loved jazz, not folk rock. As a young adult, Jill’s parents liked to go to jazz piano bars after dinners at the London Chop House, and they would head over to Little Harry’s in Detroit. Jill’s dad asked the amazing Ernie Swan to teach Jill a thing or two about singing. He introduced her to Billie Holiday, Etta James and so many more. Jill went on to become one of the most successful songwriters in Michigan, but not in jazz. Jill wanted to give her dad a gift before he passed. She told her longtime drummer, Ron Pangborn, about her wishes to put a project together of the songs that Ernie Swan had taught her and ones she knew her dad would love. Selecting some of the best musicians in Detroit, Jill Jack released “Pure Imagination” which garnered radio attention and won Outstanding Jazz Recording in 2017. Join Jill and her award winning band for a night of your American Songbook favorites.
“Her voice soars like opera and smokes like the blues” – Detroit Free Press
“Jill Jack, one of the stars in the universe .. is a delight..a musical calling card that demands to be heard.” – Roots Music Report