The Potomac State College/Community Jazz Ensemble

will present a big band jazz concert on

Wednesday, November 14th

at 7:30 PM

in the Church-McKee Arts Center Auditorium

Potomac State College of WVU

Keyser, WV

The program is free and open to the public

Saturday, November 17


at Cumberland Theater


Shakespeare and All that Jazz


featuring Jazz Vocalist Christiana Drapkin

This is going to be

a great jazz concert with

some of the top jazz musicians

in the DC area performing!!


Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and her group celebrate the beauty and power of William Shakespeare's poetry and present it in lively, sometimes haunting jazz arrangements. Christiana was inspired to develop this project after finding a 1964 recording by Cleo Laine, "Shakespeare and all that Jazz", on Fontana Records. John Dankworth had composed many of these arrangements for his wife; the rest were some light-hearted settings by composer Arthur Young. Quite unjustly, they seemed to have been forgotten and deserve to be heard again. The same holds true for a poignant setting of a sonnet by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, from the suite "Such Sweet Thunder".


In concerts and workshops, the group intersperses the Shakespeare material with lighter but no lesser fare, standards from the Great American Songbook, which address the same age-old themes that were already sung about in the Bard's day.


The song selections are direct quotations from Shakespeare's plays and treatments of his sonnets in their entirety.

Christiana Drapkin-vocals

Piano-Robert Redd

Bass-Bob Shann

Drums-Tony Martucci

Presented in partnership with the Allegany Arts Council.


For Tickets:


January 4, 2019

No December Funk

ToMaJiTo Jazz FUNktet
m Simpson, trumpet

Marc Lawrence

Jim Roderick, bass
Tom Harrison, keyboard
appearing 6:00-8:00

Dante's, Main Street, Frostburg, MD
No cover.

The 1st Friday of each month

BUT, Not December

Thanks to the Sponsors of the

2018 Jazz Weekend and Jazz Appreciation Month:

Carl Belt, Allegany Arts Council, Uncle Jack’s, Allegany County Public Schools, WFWM Radio, Potomac State College, CES Frostburg State University, Frostburg State University Music Dept., Cumberland Ramada Inn, Mezzo's, Ristorante Ottaviano, Cumberland Jazz Society.

Listen to Jazz on 
WFWM Radio
91.9 FM
Frostburg State University
Public Radio

Monday through Thursday - "Evening Jazz"


Fridays - "Friday Night Big Band Juke Box"

Saturdays - "Big Band"

Saturdays - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Saturdays - "NPR Jazz Night" host Christian McBride

Saturdays - "Jazz"


Morgantown Brewing Company
Jazz Night - Thursdays at 9:00

Manchester Craftsman's Guild
Check out the upcoming season of jazz concerts (Pittsburgh)

Blues Alley
Jazz club & restaurant in Georgetown

Twins Jazz
Jazz Club on U Street NW in D.C.

An die Musik
Classical, Jazz, & World Music Venue
in Baltimore

Small's and Mezzrow
Two of the hippest NYC jazz clubs
Register and watch every night online!

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