Nathan Bickart Trio CD Release featuring Lilan Kane
The talented Nathan Bickart Trio invites you to this special Sunday Sessions double bill show to celebrate the release of their new album. The evening will feature the trio's own Nathan Bickart (keyboard), Owen Benjamin (bass) and Michael Mitchell (drums) as well as Oakland-based soul singer Lilan Kane. Jazz up your evening and come witness some of the Bay Area's brightest young composers and instrumentalists. ABOUT THE MUSICIANS The Nathan Bickart Trio combines a deep respect for jazz heritage with a desire to explore the ways in which this tradition has transformed into and supported related genres like R&B, funk, and hip-hop. Nathan Bickart is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Berkeley, CA. Classically trained since age 6, Nathan began to play jazz in high school and has been heavily involved in the Bay Area jazz scene ever since. Nathan graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied both Ecology and Music and learned from Bay Area piano greats Myra Melford, Peter Horvath, Gini Wilson, and Frank Martin. His music combines eclectic influences ranging from hip-hop to bluegrass, from Bill Evans to Robert Glasper Lilan Kane (pronounced LEE - lawn) is an award winning singer-songwriter based in Oakland, CA. She released her album Love, Myself to a sold out crowd at Yoshi's Jazz Club. Her vintage-tinged soul sound flows through the heartfelt compositions, telling stories of love, loss, and self-discovery while they seamlessly blend R&B, funk, pop, and jazz. The Berklee College of Music alum recently performed in New Orleans at the French Quarter Festival and graced the Yoshi's stage again, this time with the dynamic Cosa Nostra Strings. They also performed at Undercover Presents: A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Other notable performances include the Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Winter Jazz Fest, Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Mint LA, the Whisky A Go-Go, among others. She has opened for Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Sharon Jones, Trombone Shorty, and Morgan James. She performs throughout the US and abroad with her original music, and also with her vintage jazz + R&B band, Hella Fitzgerald. An avid educator, she teaches has developed several vocal programs at San Domenico School in Marin County and co-founded the award-winning Own The Mic Summer Singing camp. She coordinates and produces video shoots, recording sessions, photoshoots, music coordination for events and weddings, and music performance and business master classes throughout the Bay Area. SUNDAY SESSIONS Throckmorton Theatre's Sunday Sessions invite performers to showcase and share their talents and the community to enjoy and be inspired. Throckmorton Theatre is committed to fostering community and providing accessible, transforming musical experiences in intimate settings.