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Featuring Michi Designer Knitwear and Pottery by Ron Brown & the smooth Jazz Sounds of Rob Bennion
For one night only ! Fashion & Art join under one roof along with Jazz and Comedy!
When Fashion and Art Meet….. a fire ignites!!
An Evening of Fashion and Art!
This amazing evening was a mere fantasy in the mind of it’s creator Diana Barnes, Owner of Suede Management Booking & Management (SMB). Diana is currently an Instructor at adult vocation school, and an accountant outside of her Booking & Management business.
Hosted by Comedian “Shorty”, Music by International touring saxophonist and composer. Rob Bennion and Featuring an amazing Showcase by Michi Designer Knitwear and Pottery by Ron Brown.
**Just added**… the AMAZING Sound of Saxaphonist, Rob Bennion!!
Rob spent his first few years living on a farm in rural Utah. According to Bennion’s mother, Rob was singing to himself long before he learned how to speak.
After the family moved to Houston, Rob picked up the saxophone, which became Bennion’s musical passion and pursuit.
Bennion furthered his education at Brigham Young University, playing in various groups from the big bands to small combos. He Studied privately with saxophone legend Ray Smith and played in percussion guru Jay Lawrence’s salsa combo, as well as renowned composer Christian Asplund’s experimental groups, the clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, Celtic, ragtime and jazz combos. During school Bennion joined nationally-touring reggae band Two-and-a-half White Guys, touring the United States and Canada. Rob’s own trio No Street played his original compositions, and he played in the Peery Blues Project and Salsa band Orquesta Caribe. He played lead tenor and lead alto alternately in local big bands as well as smaller jazz groups.
In 2005 Rob Bennion relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where he played saxes, flute, clarinet, and effects pedals in various groups, including Brazilian group Bossanossa, progressive rock band Cramer, and party band Plan B.
In 2006 the Bennions moved to Marugame, Japan. Rob Bennion was the artist in residence playing 6 nights a week at Marugame’s Saso Luxury Club.
Rob Bennion returned to the United States summer 2007, where he currently composes, performs, and collaborates with musicians ranging in styles from Salsa to Hip-Hop. As a husband and father, a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese; Rob’s life experience comes through in his compositions and performances.
In October 2008 Rob was the headlining performer at the Okayama Jazz Festival and other jazz clubs. He was also featured as the musical guest on KJZZ TV Channel 14′s “Cooking Delight” with Jennifer Burns. He has composed theme music for the Mayan Restaurant, various video games and TV pilots, and short films. Please visit www.RobBennion.com for more information.
Your Host & MC for this fabulous evening is Comedian “Shorty” noted for his appearances in a television pilot for BET called “Busted” (aired April 12, 2008-check BET.com for more details), the 2008 Los Angeles Comedy Festival, VH1′s 100 Greatest Hip Hop Videos (aired in early 2009) and comedian Talent’s (weekly comedy show) and Hot 97′s DJ Enough’s comedy spot in Manhattan, NY.
Michi Designer Knitwear by Michele Walden
Michi Designer Knitwear by Michele Walden designs are easily recognized by the designer, Michele M Walden’s signature lace effect , created on her one of a kind garments. Michele’s unique eye for detail, style and fit is phenomenal. Michi Designer Knitwear has been featured at the Essence Music Festival and is now being featured in upcoming Fashion Showcase & Art Gallery this Saturday November 21, 2009 “Principals of Love” Fashion Show, Art Gallery, Jazz & Comedy.
Art by Ron Brown (Pottery by Ron Brown)
A teacher of African American History, African History 1 and 2.
Ron’s mask’s can be seen this Saturday at the Exclusive “Principles of Love”