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Don’t Miss 12 Year Old Jazz Muscian Emily Bear! ~ August 17




SUNDAY, August 17th at 4:00 PM

Andrews Memorial Town Hall, Clinton CT


On Sunday, August 17th, The George Flynn Classical Concerts series is proud to present the Emily Bear Quartet, performing jazz standards and original works by pianist and composer, Emily Bear. Only 12 years old, Emily Bear, of Rockford, Illinois, is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time – composing, orchestrating, and performing in a diverse collection of styles. Some of this huge talent is on display on her latest CD Diversity, produced by Quincy Jones. “With the ability to seamlessly move from classical to jazz and bebop, she shows as much musical prowess as pianists/composers twice her age, and I am thrilled to be working with her,” Quincy says.

Emily plays all of her music from memory – even 45 page classical concertos. George Gershwin and Debussy are currently her favorite classical composers. Jazz heroes include Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson.  She performed at the White House at age 6 and by age 8 she was playing concerts in Italy and China. At age 9 Emily made her Carnegie Hall debut and in 2011 she played the Hollywood Bowl.  That summer, Emily performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Quincy Jones says, “She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights she can reach.”

The Sunday, August 17th concert will be held at the Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton, well known for its excellent acoustics. Tickets can be obtained by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to George Flynn Classical Concerts, PO Box 473, Clinton, CT 06413 or calling 860-669-1208.

For further information visit: www.georgeflynnclassicalconcerts.com