We are honored that one of our very own Dillon dads, classical pianist and Emmy Award-winning composer Michael Silverman, will be presenting jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal as a benefit concert for Dillon International.
The show will start at 7 p.m. November 4th at Mandarin House Banquet Hall, 8004 Olive in University City, Mo. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.
In 1977, Marienthal began studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. By the time he left Berklee, he had achieved the highest possible proficiency rating given by the school. He has since gone on to perform in over 80 different countries, recorded 13 solo CDs and has played on hundreds of records, films, television shows and commercial jingles.
Among his 13 solo CD’s, his latest is titled “It’s Love,” on Peak Records. Nine of the songs that Marienthal has recorded have made it to the top 10 of the National Contemporary Jazz Radio Charts and three have made it to No. 1. Marienthal was voted the year’s “Favorite Alto Sax Players” in the Jazziz Magazine Reader’s Poll along with David Sanborn and Phil Woods.
Eric has also written three instructional books, “Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises,” The Ultimate Jazz Play Along” and “The Music Of Eric Marienthal,” as well as three instructional videos, “Play Sax From Day One,” “Modern Sax” and “Tricks Of The Trade,” all published by Alfred Publishing/Belwin Jazz.
Silverman’s own band, Bach to the Future, will bring the classics of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart to life with modern jazz, African and Latin rhythms, as well as a variety of wild instruments, including a drumitar, keytar and a violin that glows when it is played.
Silverman was moved to produce the benefit concert because he wants to help more children come home to their families, just like his son, who came home in 2010.