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Ridgeway Arts Presents brings 2013 Finnish Jazz Musician of the Year Kari Ikonen to the Bay Area

Ridgeway Arts Presents brings 2013 Finnish Jazz Musician of the Year Kari Ikonen to the Bay Area for workshops & performances The pianist/composer will perform in concert and do workshops with area students Wednesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 2 “Kari Ikonen shows a sparkle and gently questing spirit that engages the listener…”—Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise[…]

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A Letter From Tammy Scheffer

As an artist, I feel that combining community, education and performance can be an immensely gratifying and meaningful experience. The week I spent giving workshops and performing with music students through Ridgeway Arts, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Denson, served as a strong affirmation of that. Jeff Denson, through Ridgeway Arts, arranged for workshops[…]

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A Letter From Vadim Neselovskyi

I would like to write a short reflection on my recent time in the Bay Area as a first artist to be presented by the newly formed Ridgeway Arts. World-class bassist and composer Jeff Denson, known for his work with Lee Konitz, Enja records and Minsarah, among others, has created something very inspiring and important.[…]

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Ridgeway Arts Inc. Launches Ridgeway Radio, 3 New Albums and Presents Program with Tammy Scheffer and Kari Ikonen

Ridgeway Arts Inc. Launches Ridgeway Radio in June 2016 Plus 2016 Recordings from Jeff Denson Quartet, Opaluna and Ian Faquini / Paul Santoro Performances/Educational Workshops by Tammy Scheffer and Kari Ikonen   “The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us, fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our[…]

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Press Release – Ridgeway Presents with Vadim Neselovskyi

Ridgeway Arts presents internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Vadim Neselovskyi and renowned bassist Jeff Denson in three Bay Area concerts May 5 – 7 in San Jose, Napa and Berkeley Neselovskyi, who teaches at Berklee College of Music, will also conduct workshops with area students “I don’t think I have ever met an improviser who has more[…]

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Press Release – Announcing Ridgeway Arts

Renowned Jazz Bassist/Composer/ Educator/Community Activist Jeff Denson Spearheads Ridgeway Arts, Inc. New Non-Profit Serving Bay-Area Jazz Scene “The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us — fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or[…]