Vashon Center for the Arts Briefs

Slava returns to Vashon, Jazz crooner Shaymus Hanlin to perform, and more.

Slava returns to Vashon

Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) will welcome back acclaimed Russian classical pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov (known to his friends as “Slava”) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Gryaznov has performed to great acclaim throughout the U.S., Russia, Japan, and Europe, including Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie. He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and earned the Yale School of Music’s Artist Diploma in 2018. He is on the faculty of the Moscow State Conservatory.

Small Island Big Song

This musical journey, performed by eight musicians and vocalists from the nations of New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia, Madagascar, Solomon Islands, Mauritius, Marshall Islands, Papa New Guinea and Tahiti, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Billed a show for the whole family, the production celebrates the idea that all islands are connected by the waters that divide them — while sharing the soul and seafaring heritage of the island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Talk on the Rock

Art historian Rebecca Albiani will serve as the audience’s personal guide to the Studio Museum of Harlem. The talk will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at VCA.

Shaymus Hanlin Quintet

Jazz crooner Shaymus Hanlin will bring his velvety pipes to a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Kay White Hall. Hanlin, who grew up in Portland, Oregon, has performed at such venues as the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival to the Sacramento Hot Jazz Jubilee, and throughout Mexico with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

‘The Voice’ Finalist Zan Fiskum

Singer/songwriter Zan Fiskum will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at VCA. Fiskum made her television debut on Season 18 of “The Voice,” becoming a top nine finalist. She has received praise from Maggie Rogers, of Billboard Magazine, and continues to work with her coach, John Legend, as she records her debut album, “Sleeping Problems.”

Get tickets for all the shows at The Kay White Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art, high-filtration dynamic airflow ventilation. Audiences are advised to visit the VCA website before visiting the VCA campus to familiarize themselves with the arts center’s most current COVID protocols.