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Please join us for a fun night of Performance Karaoke. It is unlike any karaoke you have ever done. We give you a stage, professional sound /lighting equipment, and an audience that enjoys singers and music. It is time for you to shine and have some fun performing your favorite song with like minded people who love and support you.
Where: Campbell UCC – 400 W. Campbell Ave. 95008
When: Sept 24th – 6:00pm – 10pm
Entrance fee: $5 (includes one ticket) Purchase at the door or in advance via Eventbrite. Additional tickets are $1 each.
Get more tickets with bonus packs:
$10 entrance fee and 7 tickets.
$15 entrance fee and 13 tickets.
$20 entrance fee and 18 tickets
Tickets available at http://lightedwindow.org/concert/performance-karaoke/
Snacks and Desserts:
Snacks, drinks and desserts will be available for purchase via tickets.
How does it work?
The currency of the night is Tickets:
There will be a table set up selling tickets that can be used in a variety of ways. Tickets are used to sing songs, challenge people to sing, opt of of singing challenges and to buy refreshments.
At 6:00pm, the microphone will open and karaoke begins. We have top of the line, professional sound system, so you can shine. There are also around 5,000 songs to choose from. You can also search and request a song here.
To be placed in the rotation to sing, write the song name and your name on back of a ticket and give to the karaoke host. If you are using one of the other options listed below, please indicate that on the ticket.
• Solo Song = 1 ticket
• Duet Song = 2 tickets
• Group song (up to 4 microphones) = 4 tickets
• Want to challenge someone to sing a song? = 1 ticket
• Want to opt out of singing the challenged song? = 2 tickets
• Purchase a “Free Pass” sign to opt out of all Karaoke challenges = 5 tickets
• Front of the line bump = 5 tickets (can only use once)
• Request a song for EVERYONE to sing = 2 tickets
Singers will be called on a first come/first served basis, but we will try to keep the rotation going and give everyone a chance to sing. There is a time capacity for the amount of songs we can fit into a 4 hour period, so we may need to change the rules depending on the amount of singers. Please be respectful to all singers. This may be the first time anyone has performed karaoke. At this event, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and like a superstar!
Brian Ho began playing piano at the early age of five taking lessons at both Stanford and San Jose State. By the age of sixteen, he began to play professionally and started teaching. After his college years spent studying music at UC Davis, he decided to pursue his love of music as a leader, composer, and arranger. With his vast knowledge of styles and influences that includes New Orleans, Gospel, Blues, Latin Jazz, R&B, and even Hip Hop; he has developed a unique and modern take on standards and originals that bounce with energy.
Brian performed exclusively as a pianist for years until he found a way to play a portable organ. One of the most influential experiences he had was playing for an African American Baptist Church for several years as a young teenager. This is where he first forged his love affair with the Hammond Organ. In 2009, he became an endorser for the legendary Hammond Organ. He plays the Hammond XK3c Pro XK dual manual system with the Hammond XPK-200 pedals and Leslie 3300. He also has a 1960′s Hammond A100 and vintage Leslie 122 that he take to performances as well. He solos and comps with his right hand while his left hand and feet play organ bass in the same tradition as his organ idols, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Shirley Scott, and of course, Jimmy Smith.
In early 2012, Brian released his first full CD release entitled “Organic” which features guitarist Calvin Keys (Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal), Lorca Hart, and Oscar Pangilinan. The CD features several of Brian’s original compositions along with a few choice covers and standards that he has arranged. The album debuted at #11 on the CMJ Jazz Charts. It spent 8 weeks on the CMJ jazz charts with 4 weeks in the top 20. During that time, the Jazz Week charts were down but when it went back up on June 4th, it charted in it’s first week.
Pete Fallico (KCSM 91.1, Doodlin Records) writes, “the whole package offers such a refreshing palate of organ combo grooves and sonic delights.” Andrew Gilbert (Jazz Times, San Jose Mercury News) writes, “Organic is an impressive debut.”
The CD is available on ITunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.
Brian is fortunate to play with some of the finest musicians including Richie Cole, Calvin Keys, Akira Tana, Josh Jones, Leon Joyce, Dave Ellis, Melicio Magdaluyo, Annie Sellick, Christian Tamburr, Peppe Merolla, Chuck McPherson, Bob Kenmotsu, Tony Peebles, Terrence Brewer, Lorca Hart, Clifford Brown III, Rick Vandavier, Wally Schnalle, Oscar Pangilinan, Nicholas Bearde, Jason Lewis, Jack Riordan, Joe De Rose, Jim Witzel, Scot Miller, Neil Kelly, Ken Okada, Jessica Johnson, and many more.
Brian performs regularly at several prominent concerts, jazz clubs (SF and Oakland Yoshis, etc) , jazz festivals (including the Stanford Jazz Festival, Healdsberg Jazz Festival, Sonoma Jazz Festival, Benecia Jazz Festival, SJ Jazz Festival, etc), fine restaurants and bars. He has also performed at the 2013 Hammond Organ Fellowship Concert put on by Pete Fallico. He also performs for private functions such as weddings and private corporate events. It is very common to see him with his organ trio as well as a sideman playing both piano and organ.
In addition to performing, Brian is a full time musical director at Old Orchard Elementary School in Campbell and he writes for Keyboard Magazine.
Artist website is http://brianho.net/
Tickets for this event are $15/General Admission, $10/Senior or Student, $5/Child 12yr or under
Tickets are available at http://lightedwindow.org/concert/brian-ho-jazz-trio-2/
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