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The Dana Leong Trio ~ Sunday, February 8, 2015


Dana Leong ~ “Rain”

 

Dana LeongThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Dana Leong Trio on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Composer / cellist / trombonist Dana Leong blends jazz, classical, and pop to create a signature sound.  His pioneering collage of musical styles has garnered critical acclaim and wowed audiences around the world.

The Dana Leong Trio features Dana on cello, synthesizers, vocals, Lex Sadler on bass and electronics, and Val-Inc on turntables and brings together an exciting blend of instrumental melodies and driving musical grooves.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for Students, $22 in Adult Advance and $26 for Adults at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Dana Leong Photo ShootThe Dana Leong Trio is the latest incarnation of Dana’s ever-expansive compositions.

This instrumental ensemble brings together an exciting electro-acoustic blend of jazz, classical, and pop.

The trio has recently performed at the Los Angeles City Hall, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, and the Sleepless Night Miami Beach festival.

Dana Leong is a prolific composer and arranger, having recently written an evening length work, Life After Dark, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Chocolate Infusion ~ Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chocolate Infusion PosterChocolate Infusion returns to the Miners Foundry!

Taste delectable chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, savor delicious local wines and enjoy performances by Lorraine Gervais and Jacob Aginsky with jazz from the speakeasy era!

The Union will present Chocolate Infusion on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the offices of The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, (530) 273-9561.

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Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Makana ~ Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Makana ~ Thoroughly Modern Mele

Makana Photo 3The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana, returning to the Foundry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

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“Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawai’i, has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”  ~ Esquire Magazine

Makana Photo 2Makana’s music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic, and Hawaiian slack key in gentle to commanding arrangements.  The result is innovation and the charting of new sonic frontiers with deep ties to tradition.

Makana creates ground-breaking original music and reanimates classics.  Playing both rhythm and melody simultaneously while using intricate right-hand techniques in a myriad of open tunings, slack key players (they are but a handful alive today) are versatile and evocative.

Makana

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Chocolate Infusion ~ Sunday, January 20, 2013 ~ 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ~ $20.00 Advance / $25.00 at the Door

Like chocolate?  Then you will love The Union’s Chocolate Infusion, an afternoon of chocolate, wine, & jazz on Sunday, January 20, 2013.  Taste delectable chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, savor delicious local wines, and enjoy Ludi Hinrichs on piano from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, and are available at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley.

Singer, Songwriter, Actress Grace Fae’s CD Release Party w/Cousin Cricket & Friends

Singer, songwriter, and actress Grace Fae, is best known for her leading roles in acclaimed local productions of  “Into the Woods” (Sierra Stages), “Anna and The King” (CATS), “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Paul Emery Productions), and “Crimes of the Heart” (Legacy Productions)This Thursday at the Miners Foundry, Fae will step out in a way we’ve never seen her before.  She will front a nine-piece band and perform songs from her new album “From the Apple”.

“From the Apple” effortlessly navigates between Billie Holiday-esque jazz ballads, swing and boogie-woogie a la the Andrew Sisters, and folk songs inspired by Kate Wolf, Joni Mitchell, and Joan Baez, all in an original and compelling sound that is sure to delight Fae’s theatre enthusiasts and local music fans.

“I’ve been singing other people’s songs for 20 years,” says Fae.  “It’s very empowering to get up on stage and sing my own words.”

After graduating from Yale University, Fae moved cross-country to San Francisco.  Six years ago, after living in the Bay Area and then in Sacramento, she finally made her way to Nevada City and fell in love with the area’s natural beauty.

“Many of my songs were written while living here and are heavily influenced by my natural surroundings,” explains Fae.

What’s up next for the songstress?  She will star as Cleopatra in Synthetic Unlimited’s production of “Anthony and Cleopatra” this July and August at the Nevada Theatre and hopefully lots of touring.

Classic Western swing band Cousin Cricket opens the show.

“From the Apple” Grace Fae CD Release Party
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Miners Foundry
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Tickets $15
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Events

Chocolate Infusion

 

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Mmmmm, Chocolate! The Union’s 6th Annual Chocolate Infusion—an afternoon of chocolate, wine and jazz will be Sunday, January 28th at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California. Chocolate Infusion is a fun speakeasy-themed afternoon of mouth-watering chocolate and wine tasting, with authentic 1920s entertainment featuring the incredibly talented James Pace on jazz piano and Marty Geiger on trumpet reminiscent of the old Speakeasy world of 1920’s Chicago. Bring your friends and enjoy their sound throughout the afternoon while you visit the many local and regional chocolatiers, caterers and chefs who will be presenting their best delicacies for you to sample, both sweet and savory. Local wineries and breweries will also be on hand to pour tastes of their wines and beers. All samples, a souvenir wine glass, plus your entertainment and entry for door prizes are included in your ticket price. A no-host bar, sponsored by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, will sell wines by the glass and also their famous Chocolate Martinis and all bar proceeds will benefit the Nevada City Chamber.

New this year is our “Golden Ticket” promotion, sponsored by Stucki Jewelers of Grass Valley. Each week prior to Chocolate Infusion, watch your copy of The Union for a “Golden Ticket” good for a pair of free tickets to the event. Then at the event, each attendee will be handed a sealed envelope upon entry, to be opened all together at 2:30 pm in the Osborne Woods Hall of the Miners Foundry. One lucky attendee will find the Golden Ticket in their envelope, and they will win a beautiful rose gold chocolate quartz necklace, valued at $600, donated by Stucki Jewelers.

There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in January than at Chocolate Infusion at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City! 1920’s period attire is encouraged, but not required. A $50 gift certificate to the Golden Era Lounge will be awarded to the Best Man’s costume and Best Woman’s costume! Tickets are $25 in advance and available at The Union office at 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, by calling 530-477-4241, or online at www.theunion.com/chocolate. Tickets at the door the day of the event will be $30.

Martinis & Mistletoe

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BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  |  Doors are at 7:00 pm and music begins at 8:00 pm

About

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Martinis & Mistletoe concert on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00pm.  Martinis & Mistletoe is an intimate, vintage-style evening in the beautiful Stone Hall featuring cabaret jazz and holiday pops performed by the Swingtime Jazz Combo with Tamara Fouyer.  The evening will include a no host full bar offering holiday cocktails and sweet treats available for purchase.

Tamara Fouyer is a longtime local resident who lives in Grass Valley with husband, Jason Fouyer, and their two young children.  As a child, she had the fortune to study classical voice and piano under Laura June Breen, who influenced her life and vocal style.  She inspired in Tamara a love of music from classical opera, Broadway to jazz.  She attended college in Spain, and loves to incorporate the Romance languages.  She gravitates toward touching and enduring melodies.  Tamara has performed with Cabernet Duo at various local venues and now with the Swingtime Jazz Combo.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 for General Admission seating and $45 for Reserved seating.  General Admission tables seat up to four patrons, are first-come, first-served, and groups may be combined.  Reserved tables can accommodate up to ten patrons.  If you’d like to share a table with friends in the Reserved section, please call the Miners Foundry Box Office at (530) 265-5040.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.   Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

Food & Drink

There will be a full-service no-host bar available as well as appetizers and sweet treats beginning at 7:00pm. Of course, we will be serving seasonal selections and specialty martinis!

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Tumbledown House

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00 | Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Tumbledown House on Friday, March 20, at 8:00pm!

About

San Francisco Bay Area songwriting deviants, Tumbledown House, have never been easy to describe. Modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop, and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress are some of the terms used, but none of these successfully convey the band’s incomparable ability to fuse vintage sounds and themes from yesteryear with the modern instrumentation, refreshingly original compositions, and raw energy that we expect from today’s performers.

Tumbledown House began in the rain-soaked streets of Portland, Oregon back in 2009. Since then, the band has performed over 850 shows throughout 25 states and has recently released their third full-length studio album, “Sum and Substance”. In 2012, the band relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they teamed up with clarinet virtuoso Zac Johnson, upright bass wizard Ryan Lukas, and creative percussionist Aaron Kierbel, who provide the perfect sonic landscapes for the intricately crafted songs of sultry vocalist Gillian Wolfe and producer/guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller. The resulting group has become just as notorious for their raucous speakeasy parties as they are adored for their intimate seated events, which are oftentimes enriched by lush storytelling; their ability to charm audiences of all walks of life is making Tumbledown House a rising festival favorite throughout Northern California and beyond.

Tumbledown House’s latest album, Sum and Substance, is a slight departure from the vaudevillian carnival ride of their earlier work. Accessing a certain vulnerability, the album showcases the growth and maturity that the band has experienced as artists and songwriters, while still holding on to a bit of the whimsical playfulness that sets them apart from other acts (songs from the upcoming album include an ode to Josephine Baker, a commentary on the modern dating game using animal safari metaphors, and an account of a shamanic journey into the Peruvian jungle).

Following the release of their second album, Fables and Falsehoods (featuring several members of New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band), Tumbledown House resumed their extensive touring schedule to “quickly ascend as one of the new, promising acts of the Rocky Mountain region” (Pop Rocket Press). The band has performed at such illustrious events as the sold out Edwardian Ball, Stern Grove’s pop-up festival, The Priceless Festival, The Midpoint Music Festival, Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival, in clubs such as Yoshi’s, The Regency Ballroom, and Amnesia, and alongside notable artists like The Devil Makes Three, Crooked Still, Keller Williams, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and countless others.

www.tumbledownhouse.com

Get Tickets!

General Admission tickets are $18 in Advance and $25 At the Door. Seating will be General Admission with Room for Dancing! Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on March 20.

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.