Summer Cabaret Concert featuring Ariel Pocock

Saturday, 8/31/2013

The Deering Estate's Cabaret Concert Series features eclectic and world music artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House Ballroom. All concerts begin at 8 pm; the main gate opens at 7 pm. It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.

Tickets are $20 per concert. Limited seating is available. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.


Saturday, August 31, 2013
featuring Ariel Pocock - Jazz Pianist, Composer, Vocalist

About the Artist:

At 20, Ariel Pocock has already earned national and international recognition for her music. Recognized by Downbeat Magazine, Ariel won both the jazz piano and jazz voice divisions for her age group. During the 2009 Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival at Lincoln Center, Ariel received the award for Outstanding Solo Pianist as well as the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation’s top award. Other achievements include winning first place in the 2010 Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Competition, earning Outstanding Piano Soloist at the 2008 Lionel Hampton International Festival, and opening for Sheryl Crow at the Seattle Opera House. Notable performances include Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Lincoln Center, in Kobe, Japan, and as a part of Cedar Rapid’s Music Under The Stars series. She has also appeared as a headline act in the Elkhart Jazz Festival and the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Ariel currently studies with notable jazz pianists Shelly Berg and Martin Bejerano on full scholarship at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and performs and teaches year-round. The Seattle Times has called her a “brilliant vocalist”, a “star in the making”, and a jazz pianist with “a true facility”.

This year, Ariel was selected as the jazz voice Mentor Fellow for the 2012-2013 Stanford Jazz Workshop, where she teaches combos, lessons, and workshops. This year’s Stanford Jazz Festival will feature several performances by the seven Mentor Fellows performing their original music and arrangements.

Ariel’s debut recording, “Touchstone”, will be released this May through Artistshare. She is backed by jazz legends Larry Grenadier, bass, who has recorded extensively with Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, and Chick Corea, and drummer Eric Harland, known for his work with McCoy Tyner, Joshua Redman, and jazz supergroup James Farm. Brilliant young guitarist Julian Lage is also featured on several duets. The project is produced by Grammy-nominated Matt Pierson, who has worked with everyone from Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, and Kirk Whalum to Willie Nelson and k.d. lang.