Fri, May 13|
Elevate Oakland Presents: OEASE LIVE at Bandcamp Oakland
You're invited! One night only celebrating the future of Oakland Jazz, featuring guest artist Charlie Gurke on Baritone Saxophone.
Time & Location
May 13, 8:00 PM
Bandcamp Oakland, 1901 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
About The Event
As we near the end of the school year for OUSD students, we're teaming up with our friends at Bandcamp Oakland to put on an unforgettable evening of music benefitting Elevate Oakland and the Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble. Join us in celebration of this talented group of student musicians and all they've accomplished this past year. Proceeds from the show will go towards funding the student group's first ever recorded EP and to supporting the OEASE program in the 2022-2023 school year.
ABOUT THE VENUE Opening its doors in February 2019, Bandcamp Oakland is record shop and performance space in the great city of Oakland, California. The location features a selection of records that showcase the diversity and design of the more than five million albums available on Bandcamp and hosts free, all-ages shows highlighting independent artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Click here to read an in-depth article written by KQED about Bandcamp Oakland.
The Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble (OEASE) is a big band co-founded in East Oakland during the summer of 2012 by Helena Moss-Jack and currently led by OUSD music educator Zack Pitt-Smith. OEASE is comprised of Oakland’s new wave of community leaders and young musician-scholars.
The Ensemble is a ten-month, pre-college and pre-professional instrumental music and leadership fellowship program, an advanced training that offers a high performing group of responsible students the time and individual attention necessary to gain an unparalleled standard of scholarship, musical ability, discipline and respect for their craft. The OEASE Fellowship program offerings aim to advance comprehensive learning employed to steer Oakland and East Bay students ages 12–19 toward community leadership, gainful employment, entrepreneurship, college matriculation and graduation. We especially hope to raise new educators, artists, and media change-makers.