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Aaron Meyer, Bohemian Rhapsody
Aaron Meyer, Bohemian Rhapsody
Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer Joins music line up at the Lake (Photo) - 08/08/18

On Monday, August 20, concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer will appear at the Lake Theater & Cafe as part of the Music Mondays lineup. Meyer will perform with keyboardist Jean-Pierre Garau in an upbeat and engaging set of music. In addition to several originals, the duo will perform some familiar pieces, arranged as you’ve never heard them.

After the show, guests are invited to stay for a private viewing of Bohemian Rhapsody, the new music video released this summer. This is a rare opportunity to watch the video in the theater as Aaron shares stories about creating a world-class musical performance with his 9-piece band and a colorful cast of friends and family.

Advance tickets (recommended) available online at https://laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com/shows/82957.

Aaron Meyer and Jean-Pierre Garau
Monday, August 20, 2018
Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State St., Lake Oswego
6 pm doors, 7 pm show
Tickets: https://laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com/shows/82957
More at www.aaronmeyer.com

Tom Grant in Jakarta 2018
Tom Grant in Jakarta 2018
Smooth Jazz pioneer returns to Indonesia for 3-city engagement (Photo) - 08/08/18

On August 22, international recording artist Tom Grant will travel across the world to return to a place in time.  It will be a musical and emotional journey back to Indonesia, more than twenty years after his weeklong engagement at the Blue Note in Jakarta in 1995.

Grant became a household name in the 80s and 90s with chart-topping music and packed jazz clubs. He spent years performing and touring the country, creating a name for himself as one of the great pioneers of the smooth jazz genre.

In the mid-80s, Grant’s album Just the Right Moment received acclaim and radio airplay in the United States, boosting the popularity of this Portland native and his musical style. 

As the album met with success here in the states, unbeknownst to Grant, it was repackaged by a promoter in Indonesia and sold as a bootleg. This new release became a big hit in Indonesia.  While Grant did not see any financial rewards from the Indonesian release, he enjoyed a marked surge in popularity overseas, which elevated his musical career to an international status.

In 1995, Grant was invited to perform in the famous Blue Note Jazz Club in Jakarta where he played sold-out shows for more than a week.  

Some 20 years later, Grant has been invited back to Indonesia where he will perform in three concert settings during a 10-day tour with vocalist and recording artist Shelly Rudolph.  The two will perform with an Indonesian bass player and drummer in Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali.

“It feels like a lifetime has passed since my last trip to Indonesia,” said Grant.

As he prepares to head back to perform some of the songs he wrote in the 80s, he said he’s realizing that

“it was a very different time in my life, and those songs I played then were the product of a different ‘me.’ As I rehearse now, I’m having to reacquaint myself with not just the music, but the person I was nearly three decades ago.”

Many years and over a dozen albums have transpired since Grant’s release of Just the Right Moment.  His most recent release, Sipping Beauty, received national notoriety in the New Age world as Best Album in the Chill/Groove genre.

For more information about Tom Grant and the Tom Grant Band’s performance schedule, visit www.tomgrant.com.