En Garde Duo w/ Rocco Williams & Eunha So

En Garde Duo w/ Rocco Williams & Eunha So

Tue, August 1, 2017

6:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This show will take place in the historic "Grand Gallery"

The En Garde Duo is a new project featuring Eunha So and Rocco Williams. This duo focuses on capturing the experience of a full band using four mallets and ten fingers. Eunha and Rocco plan to bring Dazzle a night of originals and full arrangements on August 1st at 6:30pm. The En Garde Duo was inspired by all the famous piano/vibraphone duos such as Gary Burton/Chick Corea and Joe Locke/Kenny Barron Duo. This concert will be Eunha So's last jazz concert in Colorado before she departs for New York to earn her Masters in jazz performance degree.

En Garde Duo w/ Rocco Williams & Eunha So
En Garde Duo w/ Rocco Williams & Eunha So
Rocco Williams's passion for music is readily evident. Ask Rocco about jazz and he sits up straighter, breaks into a smile and searches for the right words to convey his deep love for the art.

“Jazz is the universal music, it allows you to communicate to others when you play,” said Rocco.

Rocco’s first dive into music was in fourth grade when he began taking drum lessons from a family friend. Realizing his musical talent, Rocco’s mother pushed him to audition for the Denver School of the Arts where he caught Band Director Greg Harris’s passion for the vibraphone.

Rocco is from Denver, Colorado. He primarily plays jazz vibraphone but attends University of Colorado at Boulder for both Jazz and Classical studies. Rocco has been playing the vibes for ten years and has played with musicians such as: Veronica Swift, Greg Harris, Matt Michaud, Alex Heffron, Ian Levy, Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison, and Bijoux Barbosa.

Rocco Williams first started playing vibraphone at the age of 10 under the instruction of Greg Harris. Inspired, Rocco strives to play with as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible. He is open to all types of music and art, and embraces the future experimentation of art and cultural expression.

Rocco Williams currently studies under the instruction of Doug Walter, Paul Romaine, Carl Dixon, Mike Tetreault, and Brad Goode at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Eunha So is a pianist and composer with experience in many different genres encompassing classical, funk and jazz.

So graduated from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music with a Bachelor degree in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music. She has studied and trained under a number of prominent artists including pianists Eric Gunnison, and Art Lande.

In 2015, So toured and performed with Red Bull Sound Select Artist “Povi” and was featured and selected as one of Jazz 89.3 KUVO’s 2015 “30 under 30” musicians. She is an active performer in the Denver music scene and works as a mentor and an intern with Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts.

So attended many jazz competitions throughout high school, receiving awards. She began studying classical piano at six years old in South Korea, eventually moving to the United States with her parents at the age of fourteen.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202
http://dazzlejazz.com