Qualia & Friends

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the historic Maybeck Studio with Qualia & Friends.

Qualia is the auditory outfit spearheaded by Alison Niedbalski. Born in Alabama and raised in the dirty South (Bend, IN), her devotion to music became apparent early on by the hours she spent spinning records, playing classical piano, and arguing with other children who "loved" the Beatles but had never heard of Harry Nilsson. After coming of age in the Chicago scene, she moved West to teach philosophy. Soon after, she found her heart in San Francisco, and a home in Oakland.
Witness her brand of Torch Gospel as it moves across the Bay Area and beyond.

Joining Alison for this live recording session will be the Qualia choir:
Aoife Davis
Bryn Lux
and Andrea In├ęz DelaRosa
The afternoon will open with solo jazz piano work by Nicholas Culp. Nick was born in L.A. and did his early training with John Magruder and local jazz piano experimentalist Larry Karush.
He later spent 2000 to 04 At Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France where he obtained a concertist degree and studied harmony and composition with renowned jazz pianist Bernard Maury.
He now composes, records and performs in the Bay Area.

Qualia & Friends at the Maybeck
Sunday, January 4, 2015, 3:00pm
Suggested donation: $20 at the door.
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Painting by Nicole Valerie Schach