Jazz in July: Yaala Ballin Trio

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Jazz in July: Night 1
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

5:00-5:45 PM: CJC Youth Combo (encore 7:00-7:20 PM)
6:00-7:00 PM: Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents outside on John & Penny Krantz Stage
7:30-9:00 PM: Yaala Ballin Trio inside on Theater Stage with special guest, saxophonist Wayne Page

This free summer program wouldn’t be possible without the help of its premier sponsor, Principal Foundation, as well as expertise from our Jazz in July Arts Advisor John Krantz.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chairs to spread out and enjoy the opening sets outside, and then, everyone is invited inside the historic theater for the second half. Attendees will be able to purchase food and beverages on site. Patrons are not allowed to bring their own alcohol; this must be purchased on site. Events will go on, rain or shine.

Please note: All health and safety precautions will be followed in July, per CDC guidelines and Hoyt Sherman Place policies. Check our Jazz in July website listings for event protocols.

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Israeli-born jazz vocalist Yaala Ballin has earned the attention of critics and listeners alike for her clear sound and improvisational style. Since moving to New York in 2004, Yaala has performed regularly at local venues like Smalls, Smoke, and Birdland as well as abroad at the International Jazz Festival in Tel Aviv. Her first album, “Travelin’ Alone,” was released in 2009 on Smalls Records; she followed up with 2011’s “On The Road” which received significant critical praise for its “class, confidence, and sophistication” (All About Jazz). Her most recent recording on SteepleChase records is titled, “Yaala Ballin Sings Irving Berlin”.

She frequently leads master classes in New York, Europe, and Israel, and is an instructor in a US State Department “Jazz Futures” program in Cyprus. She serves on the faculty of the City College of New York.

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Energy, intellect, creativity, imagination, passion and collaboration are on full display when Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents assemble. The original music and arrangements are penned and played by musicians with rich, professional playing and teaching experiences from New York and Boston to the entire Midwest, covering Broadway shows to the top large and small jazz ensembles; those whose playground is the Alpha state of mind, where anything is possible.

The Agents: Dave Rezek (trumpet, flugelhorn), Chris Steinke (alto sax), Chris Merz (tenor sax), Joel Nagel (trombone), Jason Danielson (piano), Scott Barnum (bass), John Kizilarmut (drums).

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