On Saturday, Sept 5, at 6 pm (PT), the limited music series Show me That! will spotlight a performance and conversation with Darek Oles along with the host of the Series, Otmaro Ruiz, a pianist, composer and arranger, and Oles’ former Cal Arts classmate. During the Facebook Livestream, Oles’ original pieces will be performed and followed with a conversation about his influences, inspirations, fascinations, and experiences in his artistic journey.
A native of Poland, Darek ‘Oles’ Oleszkiewicz is an arranger, composer, pedagogue, and jazz bassist. At a young age, Oleszkiewicz studied music education at the State Music School in Wrocław. Throughout his career, Oleszkiewicz (also known as Darek ‘Oles’) has been recognized for his talents and received a nomination for the Fryderyk Award (Poland’s Grammy award) in the category of “Jazz Musician of the Year” (2003). He was also voted the “Best Acoustic Bassist” in the Jazz Top readers’ poll in Jazz Forum European Magazine (2005). Oleszkiewicz has performed in collaboration with many notable artists such as Brad Mehldau, Jan Ptaszyń Wroblewski, Billy Higgins, Krzesimir Dębski, Pat Metheny, and many more. He is on the faculty of UC Irvine and the USC Thornton School of Music, and has performed numerous times at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles.
5 Sept 2020 | 6pm PT / 9p ET
Show Me That! Limited Series
Online with Facebook Live
Information & Facebook Event: facebook.com/OtmaroRuiz
[Source: press release]