The next Sundown Jazz Concert on Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 p.m. will present bassist Peter Dominguez and vocalist Ki Allen.
The performance will take place in Drinko Recital Hall, located in Cleveland State University’s Music and Communication Building, located at the corner of East 21st Street and Euclid Avenue. As always, the concert is free and open to the public.
Peter Dominguez grew up in Milwaukee playing bass with his father, pianist and singer Frank DeMiles. He earned baccalaureate and master degrees at the University of Wisconsin, where he studied with Roger Ruggeri and Richard Davis. In 1980, he was the first recipient of the Milton J. Hinton scholarship competition award and continued doctoral studies at the University of Miami, Coral Gables.
Dominguez served as Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at Michigan State University from 1984 to 1996, and was instrumental in developing their Jazz Studies Program. He is currently Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
For over 30 years, Dominguez has performed in a variety of musical styles and appeared in venues throughout the Americas and Europe. He continues to perform, record, and tour with an impressive array of classical, jazz and Latin artists. His latest CD, entitled ‘How About This,” features master drummer Billy Hart and pianist Rick Germanson.
Singer Ki Allen has worked with practically every rhythm section in northeast Ohio, enjoying particularly long and fruitful associations with pianists Neal Creque and David Thomas and guitarists Bob Fraser and Bob Ferrazza. She constantly challenges herself and, as a result, her repertoire is ever- expanding. She has the uncanny ability to charm a young audience while at the same time surprising jazz aficionados.
Through her performances in concerts, television, radio and nightclubs, Allen has developed a broad array of devoted fans. Whether her listeners are jazz or blues enthusiasts, she always finds a way to show them something new about the music they know and love.
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