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The Voice of Tango ~ Thursday, May 22, 2014


Tamara Fouyer ~ “Besame Mucho”

Tango PaintingZ Cabernet Strings presents The Voice of Tango on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  Come join us for an introduction to the world of Tango featuring an eclectic selection of classic and modern, with a twist.

Tango lessons with Michelle Gorre start at 5:30 p.m. and are $10 per person for a 1 hour lesson.  Live music featuring vocalist Tamara Fouyer and dancing begin at 7:00 p.m.   Guest musicians include Daniel Zuckerman, Lali Breen, Vitskaia, and more!

Food will be available for purchase as well as a no host bar.  Admission is a $10.00 suggested donation at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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Songs of the Season

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Songs of the Season on Friday, December 17, 2021. Join us in the beautiful Stone Hall for an intimate celebration of wintertime featuring Tamara Fouyer accompanied by Alan Feeney.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Get Tickets! | $60-$120 (tables of 2 or 4)

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.
  • Cabaret Table Seating
  • Table of 2 | $60
  • Table of 4 | $120
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (530) 265-5040

Tamara Fouyer

Tamara Fouyer is a longtime local resident who lives in Grass Valley with husband, Jason Fouyer, and their two 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 and Swingtime Jazz Combo at various local venues.

 

 

 

 

Alan Feeney

Pianist Alan Feeney brings to Nevada County decades of experience in the jazz and pop realms, as an accompanist to vocalists and arranger for theatrical shows and bands of all sorts.  Studies at Northwestern U. in Illinois and Boston’s Berklee school of Music formed the basis of a solid musical career even including a stint at the Playboy Club in Wisconsin with the house band.  In addition to a fruitful ongoing collaboration with Tamara Fouyer he performs with a number of local bands and has developed a solo pop/jazz act uniquely bridging genres.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Please click here for updated safety information.

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.

Contact Info

Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Martinis & Mistletoe

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Martinis & Mistletoe concert on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  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.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for General Admission seating and $45 for Reserved seating.  General Admission tables seat up to four patrons.  Tables are not reserved and groups may be combined.  Reserved tables can accomodate 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.

 

Tamara Fouyer is a longtime Nevada County resident and 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 in life and in musical style.  She inspired in Tamara a love of many forms of music, from classical opera, Broadway, jazz and American Standards.  In college, she studied in Spain, and loves to incorporate songs of the Romance languages.  She gravitates toward songs that touch the heart and possess melodies that endure.  She has performed with Cabernet Duo at various local venues and now with the Swingtime Jazz Combo.

Martinis & Mistletoe

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Martinis & Mistletoe on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  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 and Joe Hammel.  The evening will include a no host full bar offering holiday cocktails and sweet treats available for purchase.  Special edition bottles of Nevada City Winery wine will also be available for purchase.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 General Admission and $40 Reserved Cabaret Seating.  Reserved Cabaret Seating includes a reserved cabaret table and a complimentary beverage from the bar.  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.

Tamara Fouyer is a longtime Nevada County resident and 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 in life and in musical style.  She inspired in Tamara a love of many forms of music, from classical opera, Broadway, jazz and American Standards.  In college, she studied in Spain, and loves to incorporate songs of the Romance languages.  She gravitates toward songs that touch the heart and possess melodies that endure.  She has performed with Cabernet Duo at various local venues and now with jazz pianist, Joe Hammel and his Big Band, the Swingtime Jazz Combo.

Joe Hammel, Swingtime‘s founder and pianist, spent over fifty years in the field of education, including Secondary and University teaching, and a Deanship at Sierra College. Dr. Hammel is a songwriter, and from early lessons at age five has evolved into an accomplished pianist focused on, and enchanted with, the music and “swing” beat of the 20’s – 40’s. His band Swingtime, his entertaining at Senior Citizen residences, hours in the gym, and his newest artistic interest painting, keep him very busy!”

 

Lucky In Love: A Night in Old Las Vegas

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For one night only, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will transform into old Las Vegas, decorated in the glitz and glamour of 1950’s Las Vegas.  Lucky In Love, a benefit concert for the Miners Foundry, is an intimate, Rat Pack style cabaret show featuring sultry songstresses Tamara Fouyer, Krista Thomas, and Monica McKey, with special guest Evan Brienza, backed by a three piece cabaret band led by Joe Hammel on the piano, Dylan McConnell on bass, and Bob Thomas on drums.  To round out the evening, Ken Getz (best known for his work with Sierra Stages) will accompany the singers on piano as they perform a collection of popular Broadway songs.   Immediately following the cabaret show, attendees will be treated to late night dancing to the six piece big band sounds of the Swing Time Jazz Combo, led by Joe Hammel and featuring songs by Tamara Fouyer.  Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their finest for this glamorous event.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., small plates will be available for purchase at 6:30 p.m., and the music begins at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $50 / person for Cabaret seating and $100 / person for Reserved Table seating.  All ticket prices include dessert a complimentary glass of champagne.  A limited number of Reserve tables are available and include an etched Miners Foundry wineglass per patron and a bottle of wine for the table.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

Tamara Fouyer is a longtime Nevada County resident and 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 in life and in musical style.  She inspired in Tamara a love of many forms of music, from classical opera, Broadway, jazz and American Standards.  In college, she studied in Spain, and loves to incorporate songs of the Romance languages.  She gravitates toward songs that touch the heart and possess melodies that endure.  She has performed with Cabernet Duo at various local venues and now with jazz pianist, Joe Hammel and his Big Band, Swingtime.

Krista Thomas began performing as a soloist in her church choir in downstate Illinois when as a child. She has been performing in musicals and small vocal groups ever since including Sierra Stages’ productions of Side by Side by Sondheim, The World Goes Round, and The Producers. Krista got her first taste of producing in 2000 when she brought some friends together and created a musical showcase, Hot Chicks and a Few Cool Cats. Since returning to Nevada County in 2014 Krista has been looking for an opportunity to produce cabaret shows. She is very happy to be performing with and helping to produce tonight’s show with her friends in support of the Miners Foundry.

Monica McKey has been active in performance since moving to Sonoma, California, in 1981 from her native Texas. Entertaining people is just about her favorite thing. In addition to a wide range of theatrical roles, she has enjoyed doing staged readings, cabaret performances, and singing with a number of vocal groups. Most recently, she performed a one-woman show that she wrote about her theatre experiences, as part of Sonoma Arts Live’s Showcase series. During her two years (2006-2007) as a resident of Grass Valley, she played Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof, Louise in Father’s Day, and Lili Von Shtupp in the “Sultry Ladies and Red Hot Mamas” cabaret show. Last year, she was invited to return to do Sierra Stages’ staged reading of Fortune. She’s tickled to reunite with her dear friends Krista & Bob Thomas and Ken Getz for this show. When not performing, Monica enjoys shooting pool, playing bocce and ping-pong, going to movies and live performances, and generally serving as Activities Director for her close friends.

Evan Brienza is originally from Nevada County. He graduated from Bear River High School where he performed with Starlite Express and did many community theatre productions in the area. After graduating, he attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Music Business and Vocal Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre. While in college, he appeared and performed on many TV shows including MTV’s “Next,” a Los Angeles finalist in “American Idol,” and a featured backup singer to Barbara Streisand at the Emmy Awards. After USC, Evan attended an elite program at the Manhattan School of Music to earn a Professional Musical Theatre Certificate. While living in New York, he performed in many regional Equity Theatre Productions such as “The Who’s Tommy,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” He moved back to Northern California for a short period of time where in performed in Sacramento’s production of “Rent” and even played Chip in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” right here at the Miner’s Foundry. For the past 3 years, Evan has been performing on Norwegian Cruise Line, entertaining and seeing the world. He is thrilled to be able to attend this fundraiser in his hometown while on vacation!

Ken Getz spent his working career as a software developer/technical writer/trainer. Since retiring from that career, he spends most of his time tackling musical endeavors, including singing in the Sierra Master Chorale, and acting as musical director for local theater company, Sierra Stages. He is also half of the Tech Tip Guys, heard/seen locally on KNCO and in The Union.

Joe Hammel, Swingtime‘s founder and pianist, spent over fifty years in the field of education, including Secondary and University teaching, and a Deanship at Sierra College. Dr. Hammel is a songwriter, and from early lessons at age five has evolved into an accomplished pianist focused on, and enchanted with, the music and “swing” beat of the 20’s – 40’s. His band Swingtime, his entertaining at Senior Citizen residences, hours in the gym, and his newest artistic interest painting, keep him very busy!”

Philadelphian Dylan Sherwood McConnell has been a working bicoastal musician for over 25 years, writing/recording/producing literally thousands of songs in both solo and collaborative contexts. He was most recently tenured as Associate Creative Director for the Black Lodge Ensemble as well as resident composer for WDCD Radio. Since relocating to Nevada City in 2010, McConnell has performed and participated regularly with a number local projects such as Trio Jazz, Yuba Rio Hot Club, Jazz in Tandem, The Instrumentalists, Tritone, and Bossa Pasado. Regardless of the idiom, his approach is nuanced and courageous, always endeavoring to pioneer new perspectives on works past and present.

Robert M. Thomas has previously appeared at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon in Anna Karenina, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Receptionist. Stage appearances in California include Arms & The Man, Marvin’s Room, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and Wait Until Dark at the Sonoma County Repertory Theatre in Sebastopol, California; also Glengarry Glen Ross, Harvey, The Dining Room, Inspecting Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, Mere Mortals, Beyond Therapy, Narnia and The Road to Mecca at Theater on the Square in Sonoma, California; and Jules Feiffer’s Hold Me!, The Odd Couple, The Philadelphia Story and Seascape at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California. He also plays jazz drums, sometimes.

The “Swingtime”Jazz Combo

Joe Hammel, Lead and Pianist

Bob Burbridge, Bass

Jerome Ali, Guitar

Evan Rashby, Sax

Ralph Remick, Trumpet

Steve Woolsey, Drums

Tamara Fouyer, Vocalist