Over the decades, pianist and composer John Paris has become one of the Northern California’s most beloved and busiest jazz piano mainstays. Yuba Sutter Arts is proud to welcome John back to its Burrows Theater stage for a concert on Saturday October 14th at 7pm. John’s original compositions continue an exemplary musical journey in which physical and emotional landscapes provide inspiration and self-awareness.
This concert is the first in Yuba Sutter Arts Fall Music Series. Next up will be the Mariachi Guadalajara Kings on Sunday October 15, followed by a concert featuring singer/songwriters, the Galvins & Friends, on Saturday October 21st. Devin Kosloff, a classical guitarist from Portland, Oregon will join us on Sunday October 22nd at 2pm followed by “Applause – The Bewitching Season” on Friday October 27th through Sunday October 29th. The Yuba Sutter Youth Choir will conclude its fall session with a performance on Wednesday, November 15th to close out the Fall Music Series.
“It’s great to have John kicking things off for us since he is an internationally recognized jazz and New Age piano soloist and composer,” said David Read, YSA Executive Director. “In addition to his work as a music educator, John is an award winning composer and pianist and you ought to hear him play accordion!,” he added.
The concert will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 7pm at The Burrows Theatre at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street in Marysville. Plenty of free parking is available on the side streets and in the adjacent Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for students, seniors and military.
John is a beloved instrumental and choral music instructor at several local schools and has enjoyed an extensive musical career working with the likes of Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, the Minneapolis Symphony and the Moody Blues. While jazz runs through his veins, John has managed to combine this passion with original new age music on his moving solo piano excursions.
In a review of John’s CD, “Piano Jazz My Way,” a reviewer wrote, “I cannot speak highly enough about the degree of virtuosity in John’s playing and the many jaw-dropping moments experienced while listening to this album. The reviewer went on, “I’m sure people who attended John’s concert at Carnegie Hall in New York where he was awarded the ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’ by Enlightened Piano Radio will agree that John Paris is a true master at the top of his game.”