Anita Havel, cello, Chris Eversoul, Contemporary, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Delray Music, Drew Tucker, Jace Vek, Jazz, Jeff Oster, Jenene Caramiello, Jimi Cokinos, Jonah Kim, Music, pianist, The New Standard, virtuoso, world class musicians
Emmy Award-winning composer and concert pianist Jace Vek has built a critically acclaimed career combining different styles and genres to create music that ventures far beyond the traditional, yet consistently pleases the ear and the soul. On January 5th at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts in Old School Square, Vek will continue to stretch the boundaries of his art in a concert he has dubbed The New Standard.
The show, which Vek describes as “instrumental art” will feature a roster of outstanding musicians, all with uniquely different styles of musicianship working together to give birth to Vek’s newest cutting edge creations.
“The music is heavy on melody, and strong in rhythm,” Vek explains. “It ranges from sublime, dreamy interludes to explosive feats of technical virtuosity. It sounds like a film soundtrack on steroids. It’s a sum of the inspirations from many musical styles including, Electronica, Classical, New Age, Jazz, Film music, Hard Rock, Symphonic, Opera, and Hip hop.”
The New Standard will also showcase the formidable talents of cellist Jonah Kim, electric guitarist Jimi Cokinos, flugelhorn/trumpeter Jeff Oster, bassist Chris Eversoul, and percussionist Drew Tucker. Soprano Jenene Caramiello and dancer Anita Havel will also perform.
Winner of 2 Emmy awards, with five album releases, Jace Vek’s music is played on hundreds of radio stations world-wide and is featured on XM satellite radio. He is a composer of new music, has worked with with Grammy award winning artists, and specializes in symphonic-electronic fusion. As a virtuoso pianist, Jace Vek has played for US presidents, and performed in many exclusive venues.
Heralded by the New York Times as the next Yo-Yo Ma, 22 year old cellist Jonah Kim has become a star in the world of classical music. He has worked with numerous superstars, including Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Vic Damone, Kenny Rogers, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jonah is a graduate of the Julliard and Curtis schools of music. He is Associate Principal Cellist at the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, where he is also the orchestra’s youngest member.
With a career in the music business that has taken him to over 50 countries, electric guitarist Jimi Cokinos brings a world of sound and experience to his music. He has had an extensive career in production and has worked closely with Janet Jackson. Destiny’s Child, Fuel, Creed, James Taylor, and other world famous acts.
Jeff Oster’s (flugelhorn, trumpet) most recent album releases, produced by Grammy award winning producer Will Ackerman, have earned him 2 album of the year awards, and international radio airplay, and rave reviews from critics from all over the world.
Over the past 12 months Chris Eversoul (bass guitar) has appeared with the following groups: Apocalyptica, L.A. Guns, Cinderella, and Stryper. Chris has also worked with Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Dale Stevens, and Patrick Johanson.
Tickets for The New Standard are $25, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased on line at http://delraycenterforthearts.org/ or by phone at 561-243-7922. Performance time is 8 p.m. on January 5th, 2013.
For more information about The New Standard, to arrange for interviews with various artists, or for photos and/or video, visit www.jacevek.com, or contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org/561-445-9244.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly known as Old School Square Cultural Arts Center) offers world‐class events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The restored early 20th century school buildings (listed on the
National Register of Historic Places as Delray Beach Schools) house the charming Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (c. 1913), the intimate Crest Theatre (c. 1925) and a Vintage Gymnasium. The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts offers art, photography and writing classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561‐243‐7922 or visit
The New Standard
January 5, 2013
The Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444