Tuesday - May 3 - 7:30 pm
Frostburg State University, Performing Arts Center
Pealer Recital Hall
FSU Jazz Combo
FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Friday - May 6
at Dante's, Main Street, Frostburg
6:00-8:00 Dinner & Jazz
The Bill Green Jazz Quartet
Bill Green, Sax
Marc Lawrence, drums
Jim Roderick, bass
Tom Harrison, piano
Thanks to the sponsors for Jazz Appreciation Month activities:
Thank you for supporting these past events:
The above FSU Jazz Orchestra concert was originally advertised (mistakingly) as having free admission.
Tickets at door. Cash Only.
Please note correction. More info. below.
Frostburg State University's Cultural Events Series
Live! at Star Scape
The Hot Sardines
Saturday, April 23 - 7:30 pm
Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, FSU Lane University Center, Frostburg State University
Friday, April 15 - 9pm-11pm, Dante’s bar - celebrating the jazz age
by hosting a Speakeasy Martini night featuring specialty cocktails, live jazz, dancing, and period attire.
Erin Gotay, one of Dante’s proprietors and main force behind their Martini Monday has designed a menu of cocktails specifically for the event in hopes of capturing the spirit of the jazz age, and has invited local musicians to join in the fun.
Jazz from the 1920s and beyond will serve as the back drop of the speakeasy.
The speakeasy quintet is Tanika Henry, tenor saxophone, Jim Roderick, bass,
Charlie Engleka, guitar, Dunel Petit-Frere, drums, and Beau Hartman, voice and piano.
Period attire is encouraged and will waive the 5 dollar admission fee.
World renowned saxophonist/composer
from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
in concert Saturday, April 8 - Ramada Inn-Cumberland
plus the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra (MACJO)
directed by and playing compositions of Ted Nash
For Tickets: Western Maryland Music Center - 301.724.1234
Main Street Books, Frostburg - 301.689.5605 / Beckman's Pharmacy - 301.777.7336
From Ted Nash's bio http://www.tednash.com/bio.html
One of Nash's most important associations is with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A recent commission by the JLCO, "Portrait in Seven Shades," was recorded by the Orchestra released in February, 2010, followed by a month-long tour. This recording, a first-ever JLCO release devoted to original music by a band member other than Wynton Marsalis, has been credited by Ted Panken in Downbeat Magazine as marking a new direction for the Orchestra. For this work Nash received his first Grammy nomination as best arranger. Writing in The New York Times critic Nate Chinin noted that "Mr. Nash came to the band with a wellspring of jazz experience," but that it "took a while to adjust," given his modern leanings. "It didn't take long for Mr. Nash to lay claim to what Mr. Marsalis calls 'the wildcard chair' in the band." Chinin would then quote Marsalis: "He plays, on a virtuosic level, all of the reed instruments. He plays them all perfectly in tune, and has a personality on each one that's different. And he can read music unbelievable well."
2016 MACJO - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola-January Performance/Downtown Cumberland-April 8 & 9.
Click on JAM! above for all of the April Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month events.
For more info on MACJO - visit www.macjo.org