The Dellview Concert:A Journey through Time explores the mid century neighborhood of Dellview in San Antonio Texas. The concert will be performed by Bett Butler and Joel Dilley and feature images and artwork along with story telling to create a fabric of experience that Dellview has produced to honor this area in the heart of San Antonio.
Bett Butler and Joel Dilley are fantastic jazz performers and songwriters (Bett plays the piano and does vocals; Joel is plays acoustic bass). They recently received an Artist Foundation Grant and are always in their studio producing theirs or others music for all to enjoy. (see below for info on them)
I am honored to know them and when DANA (Dellview Area Neighborhood Association) needed to jump start their efforts for arts in the community we applied for a CAAP Grant from the City of San Antonio to match our funds-I knew Bett Butler and Joel Dilley were the ticket! I love working with them and they are a professional and generous artistic team, making everyone feel part of the big picture with their music and song. My artwork will also be featured in the display of images during the concert because I am a Dellview resident, living there since 1998, five years after I moved to San Antonio from Chicago.
The concert will be performed at the St.Mark's United Methodist Church, 1902 Vance Jackson, San Antonio TX 78213 at 7pm. If you need further information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any Dellview memories or photos send them my way too.
Thanks to all you generous folks that have already sent me your images from the past and/or present. Our visuals are looking very good! Best of all, the concert will be free and open to the public to experience!!!!
More info at:
Dellview area is inside 410 Vance Jackson from I-10 to West Avenue.
About Bett Butler & Joël DilleyEverywhere jazz
*WINNER, PERFORMING ARTS CATEGORY, 2006 ARTIST FOUNDATION GRANT
*ORIGINAL SONGS LICENSED BY HBO, FOOD NETWORK, TRAVEL CHANNEL, 2008-2010
Their backgrounds couldn't have been more different. Bett Butler grew up in relative ease, her early musical experiences confined to church, school, and talent shows; while by age fourteen, Joël Dilley had endured great loss and was already touring to support his family as a professional musician. They met in San Antonio, when the fledgling jazz singer finally got up the courage to contact the first-call bassist for a gig. Their shared passion for music spilled over into the personal realm, and they married and built a recording studio and indie co-op record label, Dragon Lady Records. Along the way, Dilley toured internationally and played with Willie Nelson, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Arturo Sandoval, Richie Cole, Russian classical/jazz pianist Valery Grokhovsky, and regional symphony orchestras. He was a featured guest bassist on Public Radio International's "Whad'Ya Know," a featured composer on Texas Public Radio's "Classical Spotlight," and a featured soloist on Gemini Ink's "Writers Respond to Art" series at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Compositions from his three critically-acclaimed CDs have been licensed for broadcast and commercial use worldwide, including tracks on HBO, the Food Network, and the Travel Channel. He produced Butler's first album of original music, which won a "recommended" rating from All Music Guide; and her second, which won a performance grant from the San Antonio Artist Foundation and included “When Love Has Left the Room," first place winner in the Jazz category of the 2006 International Songwriting Competition out of over 10,000 entries worldwide. Butler has also been included in the San Antonio Business Journal's annual list of "Women of Influence in the Arts," chosen by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs for artist development training by the Creative Capital Foundation, and featured as the OCA's artist of the month. Earlier this year, she was the inaugural recipient of the Texas Music Coalition's Fred Weiss Memorial Grant for professional development.
Bett Butler and Joël Dilley are the core of a variety of successful shows and ensembles:
THE ART OF THE DUET, with Butler on piano/vocals and Dilley on acoustic bass, performs rhythmic original world music and standards in intimate settings, often with surprising bass/vocal duets.
THE CHAMBER JAZZ TRIO adds another contrapuntal voice with flugelhorn player Cecil R. Carter or violinist Jonathan Raveneau.
TRIO AZUL pairs the duo with opera-trained Mexico City-born vocalist Azul Barrientos, giving fresh voice to traditional Latin, folk, and gypsy music.
THE NEW WORLD ENSEMBLE ranges from four to eight players and features original world fusion with vocalist Azul on guitar and jarana, violinist Raveneau, drums, horns, and percussion.
GENIUSES OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE features Butler in a series of hour-long performance/lectures with author Dr. Herb Keyser on the lives and music of the composers and lyricists who authored the Great American Songbook.