College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Jazz Lab To Host Four-Time Grammy Award-Winning Artist Gil Goldstein

March 8, 2011gill goldstein

Producer, arranger, pianist and accordionist Gil Goldstein will perform pieces from his Grammy Award-winning arrangements at 8 p.m., March 24 at the UCO Jazz Lab, located at 5th and Littler in Edmond.            

The concert will feature non-traditional jazz instrumentation including a string quartet, double-reeds and bass clarinets. Goldstein will also be joined by selected Central faculty and students.           

In addition, Goldstein will conduct a clinic for UCO Jazz Studies students on arranging and music production techniques and a separate presentation to all music majors the day of his concert.      

"Goldstein is one of the most influential producers in music today and just having him on campus for a couple of days for clinics with our students and an evening concert is an amazing opportunity for all of us," said Brian Gorrell, Jazz Studies division head at Central.   

Goldstein co-arranged and produced jazz bassist Esperanza Spaulding's recent recording, "Chamber Music Society." Two weeks ago, the bassist became the first-ever jazz artist to be named Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards.           

In addition, he has also arranged for numerous musical artists including David Sanborn and Bobby McFerrin. He has reconstructed orchestrations for Miles Davis' "Miles Davis" and Quincy Jones' "Play the Music of Gil Evans," which won a Grammy Award in 1993. In addition, he produced and arranged Michael Brecker's last two recordings: "Wide Angles" and "Pilgrimage," both of which also earned Grammys.            

Goldstein composed arrangements for a series of feature-length films including Sarah Michelle Gellar's "Simply Irresistible" released in 1999. In demand as an accordionist, he has also been featured in films including "Frida" and "Across the Universe."            

Tickets are $15 each. Reservations may be made by calling  (405) 359-7989.              

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