Mon February 7, 2022SPECIAL GUEST STAR JUAN ESCOVEDO!
ELEVATE OAKLAND PRESENTS: OAKLAND EASTSIDE ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE
Doors: 6:30 PM Show: 7:00 PM
Elevate Oakland Presents the Oakland East Side All-Star Ensemble & Special Guest Juan Escovedo
The Oakland Eastside All-Stars are young musicians with bright futures! Catch the new wave of aspiring young musicians for an unforgettable performance in partnership with Elevate Oakland. OEASE will perform a varied set of compositions by Remy LeBeouf, Snarky Puppy, Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane, Jacob Mann, Rebeca Mauleon, Tower of Power, and Weather Report.
ABOUT THE OAKLAND EASTSIDE ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE
With members hailing from Oakland High, Oakland Tech, Skyline, Bishop O’Dowd and Oakland School for the Arts, the Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble (OEASE) is a big band co-founded in East Oakland during the summer of 2012 by Helena Moss-Jack and currently led by OUSD music educator Zack Pitt-Smith. OEASE is comprised of Oakland’s new wave of community leaders and young musician-scholars.
The Ensemble is a ten-month, pre-college and pre-professional instrumental music and leadership fellowship program, an advanced training that offers a high performing group of responsible students the time and individual attention necessary to gain an unparalleled standard of scholarship, musical ability, discipline and respect for their craft. The OEASE Fellowship program offerings aim to advance comprehensive learning employed to steer Oakland and East Bay students ages 12–19 toward community leadership, gainful employment, entrepreneurship, college matriculation and graduation. In addition to fostering a community rooted in a passion for music, the ensemble aims to raise new educators, artists, and media change-makers.
ABOUT ELEVATE OAKLAND
Founded by Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Yoshie Akiba of Yoshi’s Oakland and Jason Hofmann, Elevate Oakland is a non-profit that provides culturally vibrant art and music programs to Oakland’s youth. Their mission to provide students with opportunities to engage in art and music programming has led Elevate Oakland to partner with public schools to meet a wide variety of needs, ranging from artists in residence programs providing hands-on music curriculum during the school day to facilitating opportunities for students to perform alongside local professional musicians. To date, Elevate Oakland has successfully served over 3,000 youth at over 30 Oakland public schools. Across its programs, the focus is not on creating professional musicians, but instead on utilizing music and the arts as a conduit to get students excited about learning.