Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra presents: John Hansen

Elks Temple - Spanish Ballroom

6pm doors, 7pm start


All ages welcome

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About The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra presents: John Hansen

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra presents: John Hansen

Music Fans,
The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing in the Spanish Ballroom at McMenamins Elks Temple on Thursday August 11th.

I'll be joined by Paul Gabrielson on bass, Jacques Willis on drums, and special guest John Hansen on piano. We'll also be featuring several students from our Weekly Jazz Workshop.

The first set will be livestreamed. It will be free to view and can be watched at these locations:



About John Hansen:

John Hansen is regarded as one of the most in-demand jazz pianists in the Northwest. A studied and musical ensemble player with a strong melodic vocabulary, John has always been recognizable for a unique personal voice.

His performance history includes such venues as NYC's Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, DC's John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Seattle's Jazz Alley and Tula's, and international festivals and tours in France, Japan, Korea, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia and Central America. During his career, John Hansen has performed and recorded with many of the Northwest's premiere, award-winning bands including: the Jay Thomas Quartet, Jim Knapp Orchestra, Kelley Johnson, and The Bill Ramsay-Milt Kleeb Band with Pete Christlieb. He has been invited to perform with The Seattle Symphony, Rick Margitza, Randy Brecker, Ingrid Jensen, Ernestine Anderson, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Bud Shank, Bobby Shew, David 'Fathead' Newman, and more.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Ted Brown Music, KNKX, Tacoma Creates, Titus Will Cars, Edward Jones Financial Consultant, Rick Gray.