2018 Jazz at the Lesher Center Concert Series

Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association

The Diablo Regional Arts Association is committed to elevating the quality and professionalism of performing arts in Contra Costa County. Our support of drama, classical music, dance, and musical theater at the Lesher Center has enriched the community and helped to establish the Lesher Center as the cultural hub of the East Bay. But missing from the area’s performing arts scene is jazz as performed by instrumentalists and vocalists of the top rank. Now, in our seventh season as a presenter, DRAA is once again offering an incredible and diverse concert series featuring internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

Eliane Elias
August 18, 2018 @ 5pm & 8pm
GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/songwriter Eliane Elias, known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills, graces the Lesher stage.

Gerald Clayton Quintet with Dayna Stephens
August 25, 2018 @ 5pm & 8pm
Pianist/composer Gerald Clayton, known for his musical narratives with harmonic curiosity and critial awareness, commands the Lesher stage with bold saxophonist Dayna Stephens




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