Sat, Dec 16|
Olivia Van Goor & Reuben Stump Present Vocal Jazz Duets
Olivia Van Goor is a young performer with an old soul influenced by swing and bebop jazz from the mid-20th century. They'll perform from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards along with holiday and winter tunes.
Time & Location
Dec 16, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA
About the Event
TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is estimate.
Michigan musicians Olivia Van Goor and Reben Stump present Duets: an exploration of classic vocal jazz duets that also experiments with new arrangements. The show began in 2022, but the idea of a proper duets show has always been a dream of Olivia's. The way the duo met might surprise you- in 2018 when Olivia started seeking out musicians to work with, she was introduced to Reuben, a fabulous bass player. While that is still true, she discovered they not only have a mutual love and respect for vocal jazz music but that Reuben has a wonderfully charming voice that is sure to impress. Together, they have curated a delightful show that explores new ideas while still staying true to the tradition both Olivia and Reuben love. They'll perform from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards along with holiday and winter tunes.
Olivia Van Goor - vocals
Reuben Stump - vocals and bass
Eli Bucheit - piano
Paul Barrilles - drums
Olivia Van Goor is a young performer with an old soul influenced by swing and bebop jazz from the mid-20th century. Music is undeniably a part of her identity, her voice being the instrument she communicates with. She draws from the Great American Songbook and other jazz standards in a way that is beyond replicating what has already been done before. Each and every performance and recording exemplifies a rich understanding and musicality that is uniquely her own while still paying tribute to jazz tradition and the ones who created it. Olivia released her first EP titled "When the Shadows Fall" featuring William Bennett on piano. The album has received critical acclaim and a nomination for "Best Jazz Recording" by the Detroit Music Awards.
Reuben Stump is a bassist, vocalist, and composer from Lansing, MI. Reuben grew up with an appreciation for early jazz and the Great American songbook. Feeling lucky to be a Michigan bass player, he has been nurtured by a vibrant music scene as well a council of distinguished mentors. At his time in college under the guidance of Robert Hurst, Reuben became increasingly exposed to bebop, funk, soul, and many other styles of music. While he gigs around the state, Reuben continues to pursue his passion as a graduate student at Michigan State University under the direction of Rodney Whitaker.
Eli Bucheit is a keyboard player who resides in Detroit, Michigan. After earning his BFA in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, Eli moved to Detroit to continue his education as the Gretchen Valade Graduate Assistant in Jazz at Wayne State University. Eli enjoys listening to and playing all types of music, and is especially interested in finding common ground between the boundaries of genre. As part of his life in music, Eli enjoys teaching students of all ages, meeting them where they are in their music journey and building skill one step at a time.
Paul Barrilles is a professional jazz musician based in Chicago, IL. Paul found his passion for drums when he was just 5 years old. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him. With a degree in jazz studies from Northern Illinois University, Paul is currently pursuing his master’s in music performance at DePaul University studying with acclaimed drummer and ethnomusicologist Dana Hall. In addition to his schooling, Paul has studied with today’s master jazz drummers such as Kenny Washington, Gregory Hutchinson, Kendrick Scott, and Rodney Green. Paul performs with many of Chicago’s notable jazz musicians including Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Geof Bradfield, Clark Sommers, Chris Madsen, Julius Tucker, and Ethan Philion. You can find Paul performing at many venues around the United States including Andy's Jazz Club, Fulton Street Collective, Bourbon on Division (Chicago, IL), The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee, WI), Cafe Coda, the North Street Cabaret (Madison, WI), Evangeline’s (St. Louis, MO), Merriman’s Playhouse (South Bend, IN), and Pausa Art House (Buffalo, NY).
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023; 2023-2024 seasons). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons).
The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.
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