April 24, 2017
Doors at 6:00 pm
Film at 7:00 pm
(not including fees)
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STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Selected Shorts at The Paramount Theatre April 24, 2017 as a part of the Comedy Classics Series.
SELECTED SHORTS features classic short comedies from the silent era with slapstick, stunts and laughs from stars such as Laurel and Hardy in the recently restored Battle of the Century, Charlie Chaplin in A Woman, Baby Peggy, Sennett Bathing Beauties and a special sing-a-long with Koko and His Bouncing Ball. Tedde Gibson joins us on the Mighty Wurlitzer with Paul Hansen on Foley Sound.
Running time: estimated 90 minutes
CineClub immediately follows the film in the Paramount Lobby bar, hosted by Carl Spence, former Artistic Director of SIFF.
Tedde Gibson is one of a few musicians able to play not only classical and theatre pipe organ, but also jazz and gospel organ on the Hammond and piano. He integrates all of these styles into his playing of the Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ and classical pipe organ which for him are the ultimate vehicles to showcase his talents. A native of Tacoma, WA, Tedde began playing piano at age four, studying with Gail Brooks and the late Dorothy Bade. He later studied pipe organ with the late Dr. Edward Hansen, president of the American Guild of Organists and organ professor at the University of Puget Sound (UPS). He also studied piano with Dr. Stephen Moore and voice with Dr. Thomas Goleeke at UPS. He has studied classical improvisation with David Dahl, organist emeritus of Pacific Lutheran University and Christ Episcopal Church of Tacoma, WA, and Dr. J. Melvin Butler of the University of Washington(UW) and St. Marks Cathedral, Seattle, WA. While attending UW, he studied pipe organ with Dr. Carol Terry. Tedde has also coached with international theatre organist Jonas Nordwall of Portland, OR and Andy Crow of Olympia, WA. Since moving to the Metropolitan DC area in November, 2003, he has studied classical organ with international organist Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry, editor of the 6+ volume anthology of organ works by African American composers. Tedde is an organ performance major at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in the organ studio of Dr. John Walker. Recent Silent Movie Mondays films he’s accompanied have included: Lime Kiln Club Field Day, Chicago, The Unholy Three and People on Sunday. In 2015 he was featured on NBC Nightly News in a story on The Paramount Theatre’s organ and silent film series. STG welcomes Tedde back to the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Paul Hansen has been active as one of the top percussionists in Seattle's music and theater circles for over 30 years, having performed with many popular talents such as Johnny Mathis, Quincy Jones, and Michael Feinstein to name a few. As a concert musician he performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Auburn Symphony. In Musical Theater he has been a mainstay in Seattle's top pit orchestras, here at the Paramount Theatre and at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, with over 125 musicals to his credit. He is a busy recording musician in jingles, and film soundtracks and has also composed film and stage scores for his wife, filmmaker and director Janice Findley. Paul also serves as Managing Editor for onlinesheetmusic.com, and is co-founder of the Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet.