Piano Vibes Duet with Dan Duval

Instrumental jazz duet performances are a unique experience, one which transports the audience into a more intimate setting, and allows close introspection into the artists’ inner creativity. Arguably, no other duo has better defined the magic of the piano and vibraphone jazz duet more than Chick Corea and Gary Burton. They paved the way for this new format, enabling newer generations to express themselves creatively.

Join Francesco Crosara and Dan Duval in a special piano & vibraphone duet performance. Travel through original compositions, Jazz and Latin standards, Brazilian rhythms, Blues
and improvisation.

FRANCESCO CROSARA (piano) – Born in Milan, Italy, Francesco is a jazz pianist and composer who has played at festivals and venues across the USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. He has performed with Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Richie Cole, Ira Sullivan, Mark Lewis, and more. He has produced 6 CDs, featuring guest artists such as Von Freeman and Lilian Terry.

DAN DUVAL (vibraphone) – Dan studied music at Mt. Hood Community College Western Washington University. He has performed with Marc Seals, Scott Reeves, Dave Peterson, Rich Cole, Michael Powers, Milo Petersen, Clipper Anderson, Mark Ivester, Mark Lewis and more. Dan is the leader of the Good Vibes Quartet, whose first CD Badlands Express was released in winter 2017.

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Find out more about Dan Duval: www.danduvalvibes.com

Washington 2017: Live at the Admiral Theater

Francesco Crosara & Jazz Impressions Quartet

Benefit Concert at Admiral Theatre, Bremerton, WA – October 7, 2017
Featuring Jeff Winslow (sax, clarinet, and flute), Derick Polk (acoustic bass), and Glenn Young (drums).
Benefit gala for the Bremerton Central Lions Club & Charitable Foundation – 30th Annual Dinner & Auction. Focus of this year’s event is on the job skills program for homeless youth provided by Bremerton’s The Coffee Oasis HOPE Inc. Program.

Photo Slideshow

Piano Vibes Duet – But Not For Me

Harmony Duet:
Francesco Crosara (piano) with Noel Okimoto (vibraphone)
“But Not For Me” (George & Ira Gershwin)
Recorded live at Hawaii Public Radio, Honolulu, on June 22, 2014
Photography by Julia Wright Crosara
Crosara Creative Productions

We had a great time performing for Hawaii Public Radio, a mix of originals and jazz standards with fresh arrangements.  Check out the article from the event:

http://www.francescojazz.com/concerts/hawaii-2014-piano-vibes-duet-with-noel-okimoto/

Kurama Suite Music Video (2012)

Francesco Crosara – Kurama Suite Music Video from Francesco Crosara on Vimeo.

A visual journey through the mystical mountain, temple and legends of Kurama, north of Kyoto, Japan.
“Kurama Suite”, an original jazz composition by Francesco Crosara, recorded live in Osaka, Japan.
Featuring: Francesco crosara (piano), Yasushi Gonjo (bass), Larry Marshall (drums), Eric Weigmann (percussions).
Live video sequence directed by Aaron Walker.
A Moca Java Production.

Dizzy Gillespie in Rome

1980.  Francesco chaperoning Dizzy Gillespie in Rome on a visit to the Circus Maximus (the Coliseum).  Dizzy remained a life long friend of the family, and founded with Lilian Terry the “Dizzy Gillespie School of Music” in Bassano Del Grappa, in Italy.