August 30, 2010
Steve Schenkel and Ashley Mason: Hold On To Love CD Release Concert
Steve Schenkel and Ashley Mason present a concert at Webster University that will feature music from their CD "Hold On To Love," a recording of songs about various aspects of love. The disc actually came out on Valentine's Day 2010. The music is some sort of hybrid between jazz and pop music. They will also be playing three songs from their next CD.
Songs include Paul Simon's "Have A Good Time," Bruce Springsteen's "Human Touch," "A Thousand Years" by Sting, and jazz standards including "Save Your Love For Me" and "Where Is Love." Performers include Steve Schenkel, guitar; Ashley Mason, vocals; Carolbeth True, piano; Ric Vice, bass; Kevin Gianino, drums and guest vocalist Peter Ayres.
When: Monday, September 13, 2010, 7 p.m
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Cost: $5 at the door, $3 Seniors, Free to students with I.D.
More Info: Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
Steve Schenkel has he been a full-time faculty member of Webster University since 1980. He has been the "first call" guitarist in St. Louis for over 20 years. He performs regularly with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Theater Orchestra, the Muny Orchestra and the Repertory Theater of St. Louis. Schenkel is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He received a PhD from Washington University in 1980 and a MA in Religion from Webster University. Dr. Schenkel founded the Jazz Studies program and the Jazz Concert Series at Webster University, where he has taught music, media and religion. His music is heard nationally on the PBS program "Breaking Bread," as well as by millions of visitors each year in the multimedia show under the Gateway Arch. He has scored many PBS programs, including "KATY: Stories From the Trail," "Homefront," and "American Tower." Schenkel also wrote the theme music for the programs "In the Loop" and "StL Biz," as well as the logo music for KETC. He orchestrated the Ken Hensley CD, "Running Wild" and the children's musical "A Modern Day Prodigal Son." He appears on the CD "1-2-3" with pianist Dave Venn, as well as collaborations with Dan Rubright, "The Lone Wild Bird," "What Wondrous Love" and "Whole New Light."