Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
"Sounds of Spring"
Prepare to be taken on a breathtaking, emotional journey through the life of award-winning jazz singer Shana Dinha, with "Sounds of Spring." Presenting a heartfelt musical journey through her life, she will be accompanied by a stellar ensemble of renowned musicians: guitarist Terrence Brewer, pianist Colin Hogan, bassist Aaron Germain, and drummer Rob Rhodes. You'll hear stunning, heartfelt performances of her favorite songs, including ones from her EP The Seasons We Carry.
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$20 - To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets
For award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Shana Dinha, it all began with Phantom of the Opera. An Assyrian-American inspired by her guitarist and vocalist father, her parents took her to see the play at 5 years old. She couldn’t stop singing once it ended. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Pleasanton, California, Shana was awarded The Superior Command Solo Performance from California Music Education Association. A year later she claimed an Outstanding Vocalist Award from Music in the Parks. In 2015 following a turn on Oxygen reality television series Fix My Choir, she sang her way to victory at world renowned jazz club Yoshi’s, winning the competition Jazz Search West. Shana’s excellent resume also includes singing backup for international star Josh Groban in front of 18,000. Dinha’s “Rising Stars” performance at the iconic California Jazz Conservatory in 2017 was a sold out event.
An inductee of Pittsburg Arts/Entertainment Hall of Fame, Terrence Brewer has worked with a number of music industry heavyweights including Diana Krall. Pretty heavy himself, he was named “The San Francisco Bay Area's #1 Jazz Guitarist” by David Becker of The San Francisco Examiner. Pianist Colin Hogan, who currently co-leads the popular group The Hogan Bros, is noted for his incredible solos. Aaron Germain and his bass are a famous pair. His two decades of excellence includes work with Yusef Lateef, Scott Hamilton, Stanley Jordan, and Bonnie Raitt. Rob Rhodes is a true showman on the drums, known worldwide for providing foot-tapping, get-up-and-dance beats for such music stars as Ledisi, Regina Carter, Joyce Cooling, and Robert Stewart.