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Performing Arts Series: Michael Mayo
April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPrice: $3 – Price: $40
Live Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6 p.m. PT | On demand through May 6, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Michael Mayo is a rising jazz composer and vocal phenom, gifted with perfect pitch and impressive improvisational chops. He joins us from his home studio in New York City for a live performance and Q&A. Mayo’s late 2020 single, “You and You,” is a hit on all the right music networks with relevant messages that make him the ideal choice to conclude the 60th Anniversary of the 2020-21 Performing Arts Series season.
The Los Angeles native literally grew up within earshot and sight of musical superstars. Mayo’s fresh recordings reveal his advancing stylistic range — from his smoother than melting butterscotch a cappella presentation of “If You Could See Me Now” to his commanding, on-point urgency in “What’s My Name,” performed at the 2019 BRIC JazzFest with the band Kneebody. At other times, Mayo uses his body as an instrument that mimics instrumental sounds with mind-blowing results.