An afternoon of jazz with pianist Per Danielsson and vocalist Michelle Mailhot.
About Per Danielsson:
Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, writer and educator, Per Danielsson is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. Growing up with a jazz guitar-playing father, Per was exposed to the sounds of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans at an early age. After formal piano studies in Sweden, which included lessons with Robert Malmberg and world-renowned jazz pianist Bengt Hallberg, his love of jazz brought him across the ocean to attend the internationally acclaimed North Texas State University.
Per is an active performer, appearing often as a guest artist, soloist, clinician, and sideman. His career has included performances with many leading jazz artists and entertainers such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Rosemary Clooney, Don Braden, Lynn Seaton, Eric Alexander, Bobby Shew, Nick Brignola and Maureen McGovern. As the pianist for Chuck Owen's innovative big band, The Jazz Surge, Per has recently performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Gerald Wilson, Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Adam Nussbaum, Frank Foster, Stephan Harris, Neena Freelon, Bill Holman, Karrin Allyson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ingrid Jensen, John Abercrombie and Danny Gottlieb. He has also performed with Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus and Jan Alan.
About Michelle Mailhot:
Michelle Mailhot is known for a string of solo credits — including the sold out cabaret show “A Tribute to Johnny Mercer” at the Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, an off Broadway Drama Desk Award winning show in New York City, her lively, jazzy CD “Happy Madness” and regular performances at Walt Disney World and supper clubs, cabarets, and festivals around the country and the world.
Michelle has been singing her entire life and professionally for the last 25 years, sharing the stage with jazz greats like Mel Tormé, Max Roach, Sheila Jordan, Jon Faddis, Sandy Patti, Dr. Billy Taylor and Liza Minelli. In addition to her own CD, she can be heard on Bobby McFerrin’s “Vocabularies” and several Disney produced recordings. Michelle has also been a session singer for radio and television commercials. Locally, she has sung for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and is currently the featured vocalist with the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra.
Additionally, Michelle has had over 20 years of teaching experience throughout her career. She has been an instructor at several camps and workshops, including International Music Camp, WeBop Children's Jazz at the Dr. Phillip's Center, Vocal Summit at Berklee College of Music, Steve Zegree's Vocal Jazz Camp, Phil Mattson Vocal Jazz Workshops, and Disney Sings! workshops. Michelle also has plenty of experience as a choral adjudicator at various competitions, such as Festival Disney, OrlandoFest, Showstoppers, Western Michigan University, and Belmont University. Currently, she serves on the faculty of both Rollins and Valencia Colleges in Central Florida as an applied voice instructor as well as a director of various jazz ensembles.
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