Oct 16

Bay Area Club Applebaum Duo Jazz Piano Concert

Applebaum Duo Jazz Piano Concert

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
4:00 pm

1 dad   1 son   2 grand pianos   4 hands   20 fingers   176 keys   2 many notes

The Bay Area Carleton Club presents

The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo

“The 112-Year Birthday Concert”

(Bob turns 69 and Mark turns 43)

A Free Concert (free-will donations accepted in support of Pakistan flood relief)

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 4 p.m.

Piedmont Piano (in Oakland’s Uptown)

1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612

The Bay Area Carleton Club invites alums, parents, and friends to "The 112-Year Birthday Concert" by the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo, a multi-generational ensemble featuring Bob Applebaum of Chicago and his son Mark Applebaum '89 who is associate professor of music at Stanford University.  They have concertized from Singapore to Tunisia since their official formation as a duo in 2001. In 2002, they released their first CD on Innova Records: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree.

A short reception follows the concert at Piedmont Piano. The concert and reception are free, although guests are encouraged to make a donation at the door in an amount of their choice in support of Pakistan flood relief.  After the reception, Carls, family, and friends may walk across the street to the Caribbean-Creole restaurant Hibiscus ( for dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by drinks.  You can pay for your own dinner and drinks that evening; however, we kindly ask that you RSVP for dinner now so that we can reserve the correct number of seats at the restaurant.

RSVP to Rob Spence ’88 by Monday, October 11.

“Plainly there is exciting chemistry and intuition that develops symbiotically within the duo.  Together they improvise wonderful, dynamic textures of intricate rhythms, colorful harmonies, and intriguing melodies. Reflecting their mutual respect and admiration, they show an uncanny ability to listen and not step on each other's toes.  The primacy of telepathy and sympathy are mandatory in collective improvisation -- even more critical in the piano duo where two players have equal access to the same functions without a designated division of labor.  Two pianos have the potential of quickly    becoming a tangle of competing bass lines, chords, and melodies, but this duo manages to weave a lyric tapestry.” -Herb Wong, from the liner notes to The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree.

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Robert H. Spence