Miget And educator/guitarist Bob Schleeter ‘Feed Your Soul’

On Wednesday September 24, 2008, from noon to 1:30 Marcia Miget will perform the fourth concert of the popular lunchtime concert series. Occurring on the patio of the First Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and 'E' Streets, San Rafael Ms. Miget will perform with a local name musician or former student in Jazz, Latin or classical genres.

Performing with Marcia is Marin Academy's Music Director Bob Schleeter, a thirty-year veteran of music performance, creation and education. A graduate of Berklee College of Music Mr. Schleeter studied jazz with Hal Crook, Peter Sprague, Chuck Wayne and Joe Pass. Co-founder of Marin-based jazz/soul/Latin group, The Company She Keeps, Bob created an exciting, rhythm-based ensemble after successive visits to Bahia, Brazil and Havana, Cuba. Guitarist, composer and arranger Bob's composition credits include four "rock and soul" musicals produced throughout New England and the West Coast. The Boston Globe called his co-creation, Sara's Jukebox, "'A hit parade of music...the songs are tantalizingly diverse, yet widely appealing.'" As a guitarist and sideman Bob has had equal appeal with a diverse group of musicians, including The Drifters, Del Shannon and longer stints with Shana Morrison, as well as dozens of his own ensembles. Look for his music on and

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and educator, Marcia has most recently appeared at Yoshi's with Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra and performed with the Voices of Latin Rock at Yountville's Lincoln Theater. With skills that cross multiple genres she's also appeared with Wayne Wallace's Rhythm and Rhyme, the Northern California Lighthouse Singers 25th Anniversary conducted by Helen Stevens and Stephen Roberts and the Montclair Women's Big Band. She's played at Monterey, Stern Grove, Sonoma, Fillmore Jazz Festivals and the International Association of Jazz Educators' Conventions with the African American Jazz Caucus AllStar Big Band (in 2004 was the Featured Artist with the Historically Black Colleges' University Allstar Band). Her last project-as-producer was Passing the Baton: the Miget-Redd Session Part 1 with legendary Bebop pianist, Freddy Redd. Her performance pedigree includes multiple appearances with Carlos Santana, and such notables as Larry Ridley, Jimmy Cobb, Buddy Baker, Kenny Barron, Orestes Vilato, Frank Foster, Pete Escovedo, Donald Byrd, Tyrone Hill of Sun Ra's Arkestra, Freddy Redd, Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, Carl Perazzo, Phish, Wayne Wallace, John Santos, Babatunde Lea, Abel Sanchez, Jorge Santana and Prophet, Jaimeo Brown and Dartanyan Brown. Her past band has opened for Chick Corea, Kenny Loggins, Phoebe Snow and performed on MTV with Rickie Lee Jones. She has been the featured performer with the James Cleveland Choir at the Gospel Music Workshop of America, and the Toronto International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention.

Based in the Bay Area Miraflores Academie, is a preeminent private performance group that has been the foundation for some of Marin's best musical talent since 1988, as current and graduated students, e.g. James Perdelwitz, Joelle Parrett, Jeff Derby, Jaimeo Brown, Alex Baky, J.J.Byars, Lou Wiskus, Robby Marshall, Isabella Quereshi, Zach Gunsell, Dan Birch, Bram Kincheloe, Elecia Strauss, Seth Paris, Kristina Hoffman, Andrew Capra and Salvador Santana, evidence. These graduates, and many more, were selected for prestigious musical performance groups like the International Monterey High School All-star Jazz Band, California High School All-State Band, California High School All-State Concert Band, the San Francisco Jazz High School Allstars and attend a number of institutions such as Oberlin College, Sarah Lawrence, Berklee School of Music, the New School to Cal Arts, Manhattan School, NYU, USC and UCLA or performing professionally with such names as Bill Watrus, Mingus Big Band, and Greg Tardy. The array of award-winning students from Miraflores have performed in such events as the Duke Ellington Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Rafael's Italian Street Painting Festival, et al.

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