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An Evening of Jazz Harp and Contemporary Fusion

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 28, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes with intermission
Location: Chapel

This artist shares a bill with KoMaGa Trio .

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Advanced: $25
At the Door: $30 

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An Evening of Jazz Harp and Contemporary Fusion

Celebrating a modern take on an ancient instrument, Luminance will perform works inspired by Latin American music styles and classical traditions. Featuring harp, cello and trumpet, the trio bridges fiery rhythms, lush chords and soaring melodies with classics - Chicago's "Colour My World" and Vera Lynn's "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," to create a subtle yet charismatic musical experience.


Amelia Romano
LUMINANCE: Amelia Romano Matt Ebisuzaki Saul Richmond-Rakerd AMELIA ROMANO (harp) An eclectic blend of austere serenity and kinetic vibrancy, Amelia Romano takes what is known about conventional harp and surpasses every time. Pulling from first-hand experiences in South Africa and from her roots in a cultural hotbed in San Francisco, Amelia not only plays music from the repertoire but reprises them and creates originals. Latin, gypsy, jazz are all genres that she touches but her music defines its own path. In 2011, upon returning from a year working in a South African township, she took up the electric harp and formed StringQuake, in 2012 and Luminance, Fall 2016. Amelia has been performing in the S.F. Bay Area for over 15 years, and toured in Mexico, the states, and Europe, (June of 2016). In March 2017, she will release her second full length album, “New Perspectives,” featuring the electric harp and local talent. Moving from Latin rhythms to blues and nostalgic storytelling, "New Perspectives" invites the listener to re-imagine the role of the harp in today's musical landscape.

Matt Ebisuzaki (trumpet)
A Bay Area native, trumpeter Matthew Ebisuzaki received his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and his master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. An avid classical performer, he has performed with the Boston Pops as well as members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony and is currently Principal Trumpet of Santa Cruz Symphony. Matthew performs regularly in the Bay Area and enjoys working on musical projects that push outside the boundaries of normalcy.

Saul Richmond-Rakerd (cello)
An avid player of many musical genres, Saul loves to collaborate with performers and creators from diverse backgrounds.  So while his main focus remains in the classical world – he is assistant principal in the Santa Cruz Symphony and a section cellist of the Monterey Symphony, as well as being a very active chamber musician in the Bay Area – he plays with groups with roots in hip hop, rock, jazz, electronics, and more. If a cello will fit in (and it always does) he’ll fit in too!

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