Local musician James Dubberly is a very busy man. He can be found playing with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center for the Arts one night, teaching low brass at California State University, Stanislaus the next day and in his spare time working with his newly formed Latin jazz band Orquesta Dharma on their upcoming CD.
In his short yet meteoric career, the late Jimi Hendrix almost single-handedly redefined the role of the electric guitar in rock 'n' roll and rock 'n' roll itself. An aural innovator, cosmic bluesman, young soul rebel and musical and sexual shaman all rolled into one, this Seattle-born virtuoso created a hugely influential artistic legacy. Hendrix, who died in London on Sept. 18, 1970, achieved such an enduring impact that he is now embraced by several generations of musicians and fans around the world.
September 21, 2010|
BY GEORGE VARGA
Local musicians Matty Comer and the Experience have played various shows over the years to help raise money for the community. Their philanthropic ways have not only made a difference in people's lives, it has also garnered the attention of the Valley's highest profile concert promoter Chris Ricci, the man behind X-FEST 2010. On Aug. 7, all of the band's culminated efforts will be recognized as they play with 50 other performers in downtown Modesto. According to Comer and Dr. Blue, the band is a tasteful mix of acoustic and electric instruments, making their sound unique and ...
July 27, 2010|
BY MADISON MEDEIROS
Special to the Journal
In celebration of California State University, Stanislaus' 50th anniversary, the university's music department is joining with the Turlock Concert Association for a Golden Gala Concert that will feature the premiere performance of two new musical compositions.
For the first time ever the jazz bands at Turlock and Pitman high schools and Turlock Junior High School will join the jazz contingency from California State University, Stanislaus for a night of music and revelry at Turlock Community Theatre on Friday.
Local high school musicians are reaching out to help Haitian earthquake victims by holding a Young Musicians for Haiti concert on March 18. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti.