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
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.
Presented in partnership with the Allegany Arts Council.
January 4, 2019
No December Funk
ToMaJiTo Jazz FUNktet
Tom Simpson, trumpet
Tom Harrison, keyboard
Dante's, Main Street, Frostburg, MD
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.
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)
Jazz club & restaurant in Georgetown
Jazz Club on U Street NW in D.C.
An die Musik
Classical, Jazz, & World Music Venue
Small's and Mezzrow
Two of the hippest NYC jazz clubs
Register and watch every night online!