Eve Haslam & Satin Steel Jazz to Perform CD Release Concert April 20th at Classic Wineseller

Arts & Entertainment
The Classic Wineseller
20 Church Street
Kay S. Miller
Apr 20, 2013
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Courtesy of: Eve Haslam

The Classic Wineseller is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with Eve Haslam & Satin Steel Jazz in a CD release concert on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:00pm, 20 Church Street in Waynesville. The evening includes a delicious dinner prepared in the Wineseller’s kitchen, and music consisting of Bossa Nova, original compositions, and classics from A Thousand Years Ago, the group’s first debut album. The per person price is $34.99 plus tax and gratuity. Call 828-452-6000 to reserve your table or email requests to info@classicwineseller.com. Seating is limited.

Jazz vocalist Eve Haslam, who lives in Waynesville, will be joined by Brian Felix, piano; Zack Page, bass; Justin Watt, percussion; and, special guest George Clifford, flute and saxophone.

New York born and bred, Ms. Haslam is the visionary for the newly launched Satin Steel Jazz ensemble. From early childhood, she was the vocalist for her dad, Herb Haslam, a composer and Juilliard graduate. In the fifth grade she co-composed a four-part piece with her dad for her school chorus to perform at graduation. By senior high Ms. Haslam was exempt from her music studies and was selected with five other members for the first a cappella group of her county called "The Minstrels."

Eve Haslam studied with the late European opera coach, James Partridge. Today, her vocal styles are influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Anita O'Day, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Flora Purim, Nancy Wilson, and Keely Smith.

Brian Felix was born in New Jersey and began studying piano at the age of five. His early music studies were in classical music, but by fourteen years of age his interest moved to jazz, rock, and other improvisational keyboard styles. He became serious about jazz studies at Rutgers University where he earned a BA in Music. Felix subsequently earned a Masters degree from DePaul University, and in 2010, he was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois. In 2011, Felix moved to Asheville where he is a Professor of Jazz and Popular Music at the University of North Carolina - Asheville.

Zack Page has toured the world and appeared in Asia, the Far East, the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and in all 50 states. Page has played with artists such as Billy Higgins, Eddie Daniels, and Babik Reinhardt (son of Django Reinhardt). He is a regular on the jazz scene in western North Carolina, performing with a variety of groups including the hot gypsy jazz group, One Leg Up from Asheville.

Justin Watt started his professional career in his early-teens playing various rock and jazz related gigs in Ohio. Throughout college he freelanced in the jazz, pop/rock, theatrical and classical idioms. Most recently he finished a 2½ year stint as the drummer for the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra where he toured throughout the United States, Japan and Canada. Mr. Watt now resides in Asheville where he plays regularly with the Like Mind Trio, the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, and the David Dhoop Band, an electrifying groove-based rock band. In addition to teaching percussion at the Asheville Music School, Mr. Watt is an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina - Asheville.

The Classic Wineseller presents the area’s best jazz artists up close and personal in a unique, intimate setting. For more information about live jazz and other special events at the Classic Wineseller, including our weekly Friday Night Live music series, visit us online at www.classicwineseller.com or www.facebook.com/theclassicwineseller.