OAKLAND, CA. May 9, 2012 – Again this year, in the tradition of community partnership between business and the arts, Bell Investment Advisors is the official sponsor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s season finale. The concert, Do That Voodoo, a rare blend of jazz and symphonic music, will be conducted by Maestro Michael Morgan on Friday, May 18 in downtown Oakland at the historic Paramount Theatre.
Featured artists include composer and violinist, Daniel Bernard Roumain, blending his Haitian roots with classical and techno textures and a vibrant musical imagination in Voodoo Violin Concerto. The innovative composer, performer, and bandleader has played everywhere from Carnegie Hall to American Idol, where he recently performed with Lady Gaga.
Also featured is San Francisco Bay Area native and musical prodigy, Taylor Eigsti, presenting the World Premiere of Courage, written by Eigsti and Eric Harland for jazz piano, drums, and orchestra in honor of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. Recognized by critics internationally, Eigsti has several best-selling CDs and two Grammy nominations under his belt at the age of 26.
International jazz vocalist, Paula West, will perform a set backed by the orchestra including songs of Bessie Smith, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart . . . and Bob Dylan.
Visit the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s website, www.oebs.org for complete concert details and ticket information.
Bell Investment Advisors (bellinvest.com), is a privately-held registered investment advisory firm in business for over 20 years. Jim Bell, CFP®, President and Founder, and Bonnie Bell, Principal, and Director of Career & Life Coaching are long-time supporters of several arts organizations in the San Francisco East Bay area, including the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Cazadero Music Camp, and Festival Opera in Walnut Creek.
“Bell Investment Advisors continues to be passionate about our community and the arts, and especially the Oakland East Bay Symphony,” said Jim Bell. “We are happy to continue this tradition of sponsoring concerts, and as we have for the last several years.”
Through Investment Management, Financial Planning, and Career and Life Coaching, Bell Investment Advisors (https://bellinvest.com) helps people build momentum for a good life. The firm has offices in Santa Rosa and Oakland, California.
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