HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY Featuring The Francesco Crosara Quartet
May 7th, 2022
Francesco Crosara, piano
Milo Petersen, guitar
Farko Dosumov, bass
Mark Ivester, drums
Indulge In An Evening of Fantastic Jazz By World-Class Musicians, Phenomenal Contemporary & 20th Century Modern Artwork, and Premium Award-Winning Wines!
HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY is on a roll with top jazz performers from the region and throughout the country! Jazz pianist FRANCESCO CROSARA will appear with an all-star lineup featuring Guitarist, Milo Petersen; Bassist, Farko Dosumov; and Drummer, Mark Ivester. The group will present original compositions inspired by jazz, classical and latin idioms, plus select jazz standards revisited.
Originally from Milan, Italy, Francesco Crosara’s music melds an impressive mix of jazz improvisation, a romantic vein from his classical training, along with Latin influences. Francesco stands among the European-bred jazz greats, performing over the years with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Richie Cole, Lilian Terry, and more. His recordings have featured a multicultural and international array of musicians.
Since 2017, the Northwest can claim his talents, too, as he’s demonstrated an eagerness to contribute to the local scene. Francesco was selected to perform at the 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle and has been featured two years in a row in the trend-setting Earshot Jazz: The Second Century series for his bold and innovative music composition and video work. In Seattle he routinely collaborates with local stalwarts like Clipper Anderson, Mark Ivester, D’Vonne Lewis, Jeff Busch, Osama Afifi, Farko Dosumov, and more.
Making his home in Seattle, guitarist /drummer /composer /educator Milo Petersen has been active in the Pacific Northwest jazz community since the late 70’s. He has performed with Elvin Jones, Gary Steele, Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson, Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton, Mose Allison, Larry Coryell, Chip Jackson, Eliot Zigmund, Billy Hart and Phil Markowitz.
Milo has appeared on The Bob Hope Show, The Eartha Kitt show, the Broadway shows Ain’t Misbehavin’, Five Guy’s Named Moe, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and performed with pop vocal groups The Coasters, The Drifters and The 5th Dimension. More recently, as guitarist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Milo has shared stages with Maria Schneider, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Ignacio Berroa, Anat Cohen, Carmen Bradford, and Dee Daniels.
Farko Rustamovich Dosumov was born and raised in Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin brother, Feodor Dosumov, began playing the classical guitar when they were ten years old. By the time the Dosumov brothers were in high school, Farko was playing electric bass and Feodor was playing electric guitar in multiple projects throughout Tashkent.
In 1999 Farko moved to New York City to pursue a future career in music. Farko later attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and specialized in jazz bass. Since then, he has played with many talented artists and groups such as Double Impact with his twin brother Feodor Dosumov, Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Carlos Santana, Jonny Lang, Pura Fe, Flowmotion, Jazzukha, Duende Libre and many more.
Mark Ivester is a consummate drummer, widely respected for his sensitive musicianship and sincere dedication to his craft. He is experienced in many different idioms from pop-rock to big band to jazz, latin jazz and orchestral settings. Ivester’s live performance credits are extensive, having worked with such jazz luminaries as John Patitucci, Larry Coryell, Freddy Hubbard, Mal Waldron, Diane Schuur, Eliane Elias, Bud Shank, Howard Roberts, Jack Sheldon, Michael Brecker, Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Frank Foster, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Tierney Sutton, Ann Hampton-Calloway, Karyn Allison and Mose Allison.
Mark’s versatility is demonstrated on a wide range of recordings such as film scores, jingles and album projects including those of R&B artist Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Grammy award winning new-age duo Tingstad and Rumbel, Brazilian keyboardist Jovino Santos Neto and vocalist Greta Matassa. Mark is currently on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
FREDERICK HOLMES & CO. ART GALLERY
The Gallery’s Featured Exhibition In May And Our Guest of Honor For The Evening: Nationally Renowned, Master Encaustic Painter, ELISE WAGNER.
“What a great concert series and a fantastic venue! Fred is doing such an amazing service for the jazz community here…By the way, I felt perfectly comfortable and safe parking and attending this venue in Pioneer Square!” – Greta Matassa
“A pianist who originally hails from Italy, Crosara is well-versed in bop lore, and his delicate flow might indicate a debt to Bill Evans.” – Down Beat Magazine
“Crosaras compositions are considerate of their audience, providing a source of joy, comfort, escape, and healing. Crosara believes jazz is a collective experience and a living language that distills a multitude of identities, backgrounds, and personalities.” – Earshot Jazz
Tickets: $23. 100% Of Ticket Proceeds Paid To The Performing Artists. No Refunds.
Seating On Ground Floor And Second Floor Mezzanine. When Given Advance Notice, Guests With Special Needs Will Be Accommodated To The Best Of Our Ability.
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Vaccine Verification Required. Masks Will Be Optional. If Driving Yourself, Please Allow Enough Time To Find Parking, Purchase A Glass Of Wine, And Be Seated. Paid Parking: https://downtownseattle.org/parking/
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