New Concerts: Larry Coryell, Chelsea Berry & Tamir Hendelman @ Shalin Liu

This just in from Karen Herlitz @ Rockport Music:

New Concerts Announced at Rockport Music

Rockport Music announces some new additions to our 2012-13 Season.  Enjoy the highest quality of concerts and presentations year-round at the stunning, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Additions to the 2012-13 Season include:

chelseaberry2Since local favorite singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry sold-out her concert on Saturday, February 9, at 8 pm, Rockport Music has added a second night on Friday, February 8, at 8 pm.  Back by popular demand, singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry performs with a tremendous edge, power and finesse.  Chelsea’s presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” Combined with her acoustical guitar skills, Berry will charm audiences with popular hits as well as original songs, including pieces from her CD “I Wonder.”  Chelsea has opened for such artists as Livingston Taylor, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Isaak.  The Dejas open the concert.  Tickets:   $19-$34 [Editor’s note: We posted about this on Wednesday here]

Known as the pioneer guitarist merging jazz, rock, free-form improvisations, and Eastern influences, Larry Coryell brings his eclectic style back to the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday, March 22, at 8 pm.  Described by critic Whitney Balliett as “the most innovative and original guitarist since Charlie Christian,” Coryell’s career spans four decades, over 60 albums (dozens more as a sideman), and performances with some of music’s heavy-weights like Eric Clapton, John Scofield, Elvin Jones, and Chick Corea, to name a few. Also a consummate composer, he tells Rockport Music, “I write music because I can’t help it. I think perhaps I want to complement all the great compositions already out there…Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins come to mind, and of course, Monk!”  Tickets:  $19-$34

Performing on Saturday, May 11, at 8 pm, award-winning jazz pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman has performed and recorded with such notable artists as Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, and John Pizzarelli. With awards from ASCAP and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, his latest album Destinations hit number one on the JazzWeek Jazz Charts. Hendelman’s trio explores standards, Brazilian music, blues, and Hendelman’s own Israeli roots.  The LA Jazz Scene proclaims that, “Hendelman played with a fullness of content and intensity, bringing new presentations of tunes. Not a fixed position player, Hendelman wears off the ivory over the entire keyboard.”  Tickets:$18- $32

For ticket information and details on the 2012-13 Season offerings, please visit our website at  Tickets are also available through the Box Office at 978-546-7391 or visiting 35 Main Street, Rockport, MA.  The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4 pm.

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