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2014-10-09

Music: Sun Oct 12

This Sunday, we feature guest musicians pianist Marie-Fatima Rudolf and bassist Alec Safy of the Marie-Fatima Rudolf Trio in jazz selections. On Saturday evening, November 22nd, the complete trio returns for our annual Jazzfest! concert at Music at CUC. Read on for performer bios:

Marie-Fatima Rudolf, piano
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Marie-Fatima Rudolf has been playing piano since the age of four. After 15 years of classical training, she did her undergraduate studies in jazz performance at McGill University (Montreal, Cananda). Since graduating in 2005, she has played clubs and festivals in Canada, recorded on various albums, including two as a leader: Transparence (2009), and Songbird’s Prayer (2011). Marie-Fatima is thrilled to be studying at Purchase College as a Masters in jazz performance, under the tutelage of Kevin Hays.

Alec Safy, bass
Alec Safy is a native of Buffalo, NY, and is currently a senior in jazz studies at SUNY Purchase. A member of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra for 6 years, Alec was honored to play venues such as Carnegie Hall in NYC and Dvorak Hall in Prague during a European tour. Since attending Purchase he has studied bass with esteemed professionals Doug Weiss and Scott Colley, has been a member of the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra and the Purchase Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Todd Coolman and Jon Faddis. Alec is a regular on the Buffalo jazz scene and has performed the past two years at the Lewiston Jazz Festival.

Prelude:
I'll be seeing you                           Sammy Fain
I love you                                             Cole Porter
Autumn Leaves                           Josef Kosma
Marie-Fatima Rudolf, piano
Alec Safy, bass

Opening Music:
Someone to watch over me                  George Gershwin

Interlude:
 We will meet again                           Bill Evans

Offertory:
The shadow of your smile                  Johnny Mandel

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