The Bijou Orchestra wsg Jazz Guitarist Patrick Yandall Live and in Concert

at The State Theatre

Sponsored by: Tom and Kathy Markus and Tri-Star Trust Bank
Sun Apr 22, 3:30p Reserved Seating $25 Buy Tickets
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The Bijou Orchestra

"The Bijou Orchestra was established in 2003 to be Bay Countys first professional performing organization. The founders wanted an ensemble unique in the Great Lakes Bay Regions so that community would have an individual artistic identity that would contribute to community self-esteem, enhance educational opportunities in the arts for people of all ages, and support cultural tourism in Bay County. At the same time, their ultimate goal was to create a professional touring orchestra capable of performing on a regional and ultimately, national level.

The thirteen-piece Bijou is modeled on the orchestras found in American theaters in the first part of the 20th century and is the only ensemble of its kind in the country. Their core repertoire is composed of the thousands of arrangements that were created between 1890 and 1935 for use by the pit bands of legit, vaudeville and silent movie theaters across the country. In addition to the classics, there is an immense catalog of American popular music that begins with the marches of Sousa and Pryor, extending through Ragtime, the songs and dances of Tin Pan Alley, and jazz.

Exceptional musicians are required to play this music well. These musicians travel from many places in order to practice this highly difficult musical form. While most of them have extensive professional orchestral experience, such capabilities are only part of what the job requires. Virtually every Bijou concert includes music from the classical, ragtime and early jazz eras, all performed from original orchestrations. Then, depending on the program, players will be asked to perform repertoire appropriate to the theme which means everything from Baroque to Klezmer to Europop and even country. And they do them all well. It is this stylistic versatility coupled with technical virtuosity that makes a successful member of The Bijou."

Patrick Yandall

National recording Jazz Guitarist/producer. Grammy consideration for "A Journey Home" 2017 and the "Ethos" release 2016, most added on BILLBOARD first week out! Voted Jazz Artist of the Year (Lifeswork Entertainment in 2009) Jazz Artist of the Year nominee for SDMA awards. Headliner for the River Raisin Jazz Festival 2017! National Recording contemporary instrumental and smooth jazz artist/guitarist with music in film, TV, and radio. 19 CD's released internationally available on iTunes, Jazz artist of the year nominated by Lifeswork Entertainment with Nick Cannon hosting. 2013 CD "Soul Grind" nominated for Jazz album of the year and made it in top 50 world chart on! Top 30 Groove Jazz world chart! The hit single "My Lady" hit top 5 on the indie chart! Top 30 BILLBOARD! Fusion jazz release "Blonde Telepathy"! Music heard worldwide! PBS Special on him and his music in 2011. Playing guitar and studying music since he was 8 years old. He began playing nightclubs in Michigan when he was just 13 years old! Patrick has a long list of achievements. Here are just a few. Just recently PBS did a special on Patrick and his music! See Youtube for excerpts. His music is featured in the new feature film "Fruitvale Station". This movie won awards at Sundance and is now on worlwide release! A headliner for Midland Dow concert series with Ramsey Lewis in 2012! Headliner at The State Theatre, Humphreys, Anthology, Lake Las Vegas Jazz, KIFM Jazz Fest, and more! Music receiving airplay worldwide on smooth jazz stations such as Music Choice! Featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Smooth Jazz News, Jazziz, Jazz Times,! Patrick is producing more music for Film, TV, and Radio along with musical beds for commercials. Tracks of his "Mr. Fattburger" in the hit film "Fruitvale Station" soundtrack. "Who's the Bossa", is featured in the film "War, Inc." starring John Cusack and Marissa Tomei. TV shows such as "Shameless" on Showtime, "Raising Hope", "Girls", "New Girl", The Weather Channel, Outdoor Channel, Sports Specials, and NBC News also feature Patricks music! Featured on the smooth jazz channel at Music Choice for many years! National recording artist/guitarist/producer helped him be nominated Jazz Artist of the year by Lifeswork Entertainment! In 2011, the release "The Window" on Innervision Records was featured worldwide! Chart-topping single off that, "Tower of Soul" reached #1 for 5 weeks on smoothjazznow chart and #1 on Radio Wave monitor for Live 365 smooth jazz! Top 30 for main Groove Jazz And featured CD on! With 16 smooth jazz and contemporary jazz CD's, 2 blues/rock releases, and 1 hard rock guitar instrumental "Going for One", he has CD's dating back to 1994. Music available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and more has been distributed and heard worldwide!. Also available, Patricks 2009 smooth jazz release, "A New Day" with the #1 smooth jazz hit "I Am There" on radio wave monitor smooth jazz chart! (top 50 for 2009 Groove Jazz Chart!) Worldwide airplay and top 10 on Groove Jazz chart! He is endorsed by huge music companies like Eastman Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Elixir Strings, Custom Tones (Ethos Pedal), Carvin, Epiphone, Levy's Leathers, and more. A prolific composer/producer and a world class musician. Performing live or in studio with world class jazz musicians Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Joel Rosenblatt, Scott Wilkie, Michael Paulo, Jeff Lorber, Greg Vail, Jerry Watts Jr., Andre Mayeux, Smitty Smith, Darryl Williams, Cecil McBee Jr., Nathan Brown, Kevin Flournoy, James East, Carl Evans Jr., Hollis Gentry III, Jason Weber, Steve Ebner, and many more! There are no limits to what this talented musician can do. by Jazzbro

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