Steinway & Sons

The Mike Finkel Jazz Piano Quartet Live!

Jazz Fest

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Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. 
Steinway Hall - Plano
5813 Preston Rd. Suite 570
Plano, Texas 75093
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Join us for an evening of unexpected songs played in a Jazz style and Great American Jazz Standards performed in a non-traditional fashion. It will be a unique and enjoyable evening of music, featuring Mike Finkel, Ben Garnett, Lamont Taylor & Jeff Eckels.

There is no charge to attend this performance. Dress is casual. RSVP's are suggested. For more information or to reserve your seats, call (972) 403-1853 or  RSVP online.

About the Artists

Mike Finkel

Mike Finkel is a composer, producer, arranger, synth programmer, Pianist, Trumpet player, educator and lecturer. His compositions have been featured on NBC, CBS and Frito Lay, Pepsi and Radio Shack ads. He has recorded with Michael Bolton, Lee Greenwood, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Daltonians, Delbert McClinton, Latoya Cooper, John Lefler and Marc Cohn. He helped to develop music tracks for a Star Wars game on the Kinect system. He has performed with Hank Mobley, David Fathead Newman, The Boxtops, Don Menza and many other jazz artists. Mike was the Jazz Piano co-chair at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and was brought in by MTNA and IAJE to help develop a Jazz Curriculum booklet. He developed an online Jazz course with Jazz Education Hall of Fame member, Dan Haerle. Mike has taught private lessons in the DFW area for over 30 years.

Ben Garnett

Ben Garnett is a guitarist, composer, and educator in the DFW metroplex. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies Performance from the prestigious University of North Texas. Known for his cross-genre pursuits and versatility as a player, Ben craftily fuses his love for jazz, acoustic music, and rock all into one unique and honest style that ties together many musical traditions.

Lamont Taylor

Lamont Taylor is a musician who has toured the world with Erykah Badu, Les McCann, Najee, Roy Hargrove, and many others. He is a proud alumnus of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. He studied at the New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music in New York and concluded his undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University. Lamont has taught music privately in the DFW area over the last 12 years, and currently teaches music in Duncanville I.S.D.

Jeff Eckels

"Jeff Eckels a vibrant personality with amazing technique, is the most widely heard jazz bass player in America today." proclaims bass virtuoso and UNT professor, Jeff Bradetich. Jeff shared the musical spotlight on NPR's "Michael Feldman's What Ya Know?" with Chicago Pianist, John Thulin for 15 years. Jeff has also appeared with jazz greats Roscoe Mitchell, Ben Sidran, Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Lewis and Ernie Watts. He is also an accomplished Classical performer who has performed with members of the ProArts Quartet, Bach Dynamite & Dancing Company, and with symphonies and chamber groups across the Midwest.

There is no charge to attend this performance. Dress is casual. RSVP's are suggested. For more information or to reserve your seats, call (972) 403-1853 or  RSVP online.

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