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Bugs!

 

Zip through the air, climb up water spouts and flutter all around!  This live jazzy concert featuring GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, and of course host Ms. Susan, SOPRANO, is all about bugs. 

0-3 years & 3-6 years

Each concert program is designed with age-appropriate, educational and fun musical experiences in a live concert setting with top-notch professional musicians. The 9am concert is tailored to babies and toddles ages 0-3 years, and the 10:30am concert is geared to children ages 3-6, however all ages are welcome to both shows.

Join us for fun, buggy and engaging preconcert activities 30 minutes prior to each concert provided by UCR Arts, Museum of Riverside and the Riverside Public Library

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Meet the Cuddle Concert Musicians!

Annemarie Guzy, Artistic Director

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Ms. Annemarie Guzy is a renowned artistic collaborator specializing in designing and producing exceptional live concerts and elevating educational experiences. Collaborations include numerous productions and education programs for and with organizations such as the Colburn School, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Park Service, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Dominican Dream Project, Seattle Symphony and Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program. With a Masters in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory, and a dual degree Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Cultures and Music from Brown University, Ms. Guzy is recognized for her creativity, vibrancy, and innovative approach to live performance and educational programs nationally and internationally. Ms. Guzy is also the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist for the Riverside Unified School District. She lives in Riverside with her toddler Oban, newborn Callum, border-collie mix Thistle, fluffy cat Petunia, and pianist husband Alastair Edmonstone

Susan Mohini Kane, soprano & host

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Susan Mohini Kane has enjoyed a versatile career as an established classical and crossover vocal artist. As a freelance artist, Kane has performed with opera companies, symphony orchestras, in solo recital, as part of a jazz/swing quartet called Just Us, as part of a performing duo called Kristof & Kane, and as host and singer for many concerts and special events. LA Culture Spot Magazine has touted Kane’s “crystal-clear voice and impeccable technique” for her performance as Michaëla in La tragédie de Carmen. Kane has recorded two CDs: A Moment of Joy, called by John France of Music Web International “a truly inspirational disc’; and From the Heart, music for meditation. Both CDs are available on Spotify and iTunes. Kane’s book, The 21st Century Singer, based on her years training singers at the college level, has been called “A must-read for any emerging singer” by iCadenza Artists and is available on Amazon. Dr. Kane is now the Executive Director of Santosha Voice Group, LLC, a group dedicated to bringing happiness through singing.

Dave Askren, guitar

Dave Askren has performed with a variety of jazz/latin jazz/instrumental artists, including Bob Moses, Antonio Hart, Delfeayo Marsalis, Hendrik Muerkins, Stuart Hamm, Bruce Arnold, Bobby Shew, "Rhubumba", Sal Cracciolo, Jimmy Branly, Joey DeLeon Jr, David King and Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), Ben Schacter, Gray Sargent, Kevin Eubanks, Gary Foster, Tony Rizzi's "Wire Choir" with Pete Christlieb; Mike Vax, as well as commercial recording artists including Marilyn McCoo, Latoya Jackson, Linda Hopkins, Little Anthony, The Coasters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Drifters, The Marvelletes, Brenton Wood, Dato Shake, Kenny Hamber...

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Scott Worthington, bass

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Scott Worthington is a double bassist and composer based in Los Angeles. Active as a chamber, recording, orchestral, and solo artist, his work as a performer has been called "masterful and transfixing" by NewMusicBox. He has released three albums to critical acclaim as a performer-composer, including his 2015 album Prism, named one of The New Yorker's top ten classical albums of the year. His 2018 release, Orbit, appears on the French label IIKKI. His music, described as "quietly gripping" by The Log Journal and "as bewitching as it is original" by Alex Ross, has been commissioned by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Loadbang, and numerous soloists. Worthington's recent projects focus on improvisation with custom software in a duo with Christopher Burns and with his own system Cassini.

Dave Hitchings, drums

David Hitchings is a professional drummer who has been freelancing in the Southern California area for over 40 years.  David graduated from Hemet High School in 1982, where he played drums for three years and recorded three albums with the award-winning Hemet High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jeff Tower.  Although David’s first love is jazz and contemporary big band music, his versatility as a musician has enabled him to play everything from musical theater to the avant garde, and in ensembles ranging from worship bands to symphony orchestras.  David has backed many famous entertainers, from Carol Channing, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Regis Philbin, and Frank Sinatra Jr., to stars of the jazz world such as Carl Saunders, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Lanny Morgan, Rob McConnell, and Pete Christlieb.  In 1988, David joined the prestigious Woody Herman Orchestra (under the direction of Frank Tiberi) for the final leg of a US tour.  David has played on cruise ships in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Alaska, appeared on camera in the film Miracle Mile starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham, performed on the soundtrack to the film Dream for an Insomniac starring Jennifer Aniston, and recorded numerous albums, including Trumpeter’s Prayer with the Louise Baranger Big Band (Summit Records) and Bouncin’ on 160th Avenue with the Jeff Barash Quartet (Sea Breeze Jazz).  He has also completed his own solo CD, Passion Voyage, which features David on keyboards performing eleven of his original compositions.