Friday, October 13 at 8 PM
Doors open: 7:30 PM MAP IT
$20 Suggested Donation
Hear three unique acoustic sets led by three talented OSAers: David Degge, hammered dulcimer; Dustin Vye, country singer/songwriter (joined by his sister, singer/songwriter Erika Vye); and Peter Holsberg, jazz trumpet (joined by jazz pianist Don Militello).
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About the performers
David Degge, hammer dulcimer & voice
David Degge is an active performer of contemporary solo and chamber music for percussion. He comes from a widely varied musical background, growing up in a choral singing tradition, but he quickly developed an affinity for percussion instruments when he was ten. Noted for his virtuosity on the hammered dulcimer, he has given numerous performances as a soloist and has used free improvisations on the dulcimer as a basis for much of his own music composition. He has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, An Die Musik, Budapest Music Center, and the Liszt Academy of Music, among others. He has collaborated with various groups including Sō Percussion, NEXUS, Mantra Percussion, SONAR ew Music Ensemble, UMZE Chamber Ensemble, and the Amadinda Percussion Group.
Dustin Vye, country singer/songwriter
& Erika Vye, singer/songwriter
Born in Alberta, and a former national team gymnast for Canada, Dustin’s country roots and performance ability fueled a passion for country music that evolved after he sustained an injury that curtailed his competitive gymnastics career. Dustin needed to channel his energy, so he picked up a guitar and learned how to play songs by country greats Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and Alison Krauss. His off-the-cuff performances drew the attention of musicians who encouraged Dustin to train formally. His heart, however, was always connected to country, leading to the creation of a number of original songs, which were subsequently released as a self-titled EP and debut music video.
Peter Holsberg, jazz trumpet
& Don Militello, jazz piano
Peter Holsberg has led an eclectic career as a professional trumpet player. He has performed as a trumpeter for a number of Broadway shows, including Cats, Carousel, Crazy for You, Camelot, and A Chorus Line in New York City and throughout North America and Europe. He has performed many different styles of music in a variety of ensembles from regional symphonies and salsa orquestras to playing with the Motown legends The Temptations. Before coming to New York City, Dr. Holsberg was a featured trumpet soloist with the touring brass ensemble The Busch Brass, and spent three years touring the globe as a trumpeter on Holland America and Carnival Cruise Lines. He has been active in the field of education teaching in both public and private schools in New York City and New York State, and is currently the Arts Director and Chair of Music at The Berkeley Carroll School.
In the late 80's Don Militello performed in Miami with multi-instrumentalist, Ira Sullivan. Their Pausa recording, Strings Attached, received rave reviews in the U.S and Europe. After moving to New York from Miami in 1986, Don toured with the Glenn Miller Band across the United States. Later, Don met jazz vocalist Irene Reid and became her sideman on the Hammond Organ for eighteen years. The quartet, which featured Randy Johnston on guitar and Jessie Hamin on drums, toured Italy, France, Morocco as well as the the Continental U.S. The ensemble was featured at numerous events including The East Coast Jazz Festival in Washington and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York. The latter event was emceed by jazz DJ, Phil Schapp (WKCR FM). Don also worked extensively with saxophonists, Bill Saxton and Buddy Terry and vocalist, Della Griffin. Don has also made stage appearances with Dizzy Gillespie, Red Rodney, Etta Jones, Gloria Lynne, Arthur Prysock, Dave Liebman, Tal Farlow, Roy Haynes and Eric Alexander.