The Shenson Faculty Concert Series 2019 is lighting up the stage with four free concerts featuring CMC’s talented faculty and their collaborators! The concerts spans genres and instrumentation, encompassing classical, jazz, gospel, neo-classical, and avant-garde genres. These concerts are free and open to the public.
CMC piano, guitar, and theory faculty member Jono Kornfeld performs with the band Hop Sauce. Hop Sauce is a concoction of instrumental groove, funk and jazz, balancing improvisation with composition and a knack for fun, tasty jams. The core trio (Jeff Cleland on bass, Chris Gamper on drums and Jono Kornfeld on guitar) has a rich history of playing together going back nearly 30 years. Hop Sauce’s first CD, “Le Tasty,” features their diverse compositional prowess blended with an obvious love for in-the-moment playing and nimble improvisation.
This concert features the rarely-enjoyed quintet version of the group, with Simon Rochester on keyboard, and Daniel Heffez on saxophone.
This faculty concert series is made possible by support from the Shenson Foundation.