LIVE from Gloucester High School tonight- USAF “Airmen of Note” Jazz Band

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Reminder about the USAF “Airmen of Note” Jazz Band free concert at Gloucester High School 7-9PM tonight. What a great name and special event for any high school, especially Gloucester, home of the Docksiders, great high school and middle school bands, and such rich music talent throughout the community!¬†On this gorgeous spring day, enjoy a past video of the USAF band playing It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers and Hammerstein). Read more about the band below. Hope someone takes a picture like that one on the steps here in Gloucester by the Man at the Wheel and on the High School steps ūüôā

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Join the Airmen of Note live as they tour New England! These concerts are sure to thrill, featuring brand-new selections from the Airmen of Note‚Äôs upcoming album which will be recorded later this year! Continue reading “LIVE from Gloucester High School tonight- USAF “Airmen of Note” Jazz Band”

Sound Harbor’s FIRST Open Mic on March 4th

NEW! Middle and High School students are invited to participate in Sound Harbor’s first Open Mic hosted by Renee Dupuis March 4th, 2018, 2PM-5PM.¬†All instruments welcome.

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Check out their updated website , like ’em on Facebook, and sign up for their newsletter to find out about all their great musical offerings.

Baby Grand from Mac Bell, open mic, and music classes – news from Sound Harbor

Check out the Chickering baby grand (pre 1900) piano Mac Bell gifted to Sound Harbor! Sound Harbor offers music lessons and special musical experiences:

  • Save the date for a casual open mic recital on March 4th from 1pm-4pm
  • Sound Harbor hands on baby/toddler music song and dance classes are held every Thursday and Friday at 10AM, $5 per family.

Sound Harbor music lessons headquarters is downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts, 45R Pleasant Street (within Browns Mall) 

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Cape Ann Big Band holiday concerts at Shalin Liu are sold out, but…

SOLD OUT- on line and in person.¬†You can still buy tickets to the 5th Annual Cape Ann Big Band Swing www.capeannbigband.org concert at O’Maley on December 20, 6:30PM

Here’s the link to other upcoming shows at Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center.

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Cape Ann Big Band Swing

NOV 2 family & little ones music together with Renee Dupuis @SoundHarbor 10AM

How nice! Announcing MUSIC, DANCE & SONG with Renee Dupuis at Sound Harbor, 47R Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA on November 2nd at 10AM.

Infants and toddlers $10 per family

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Last call! #OceanLiners stunning art deco and modernism exhibition Peabody Essex Museum

 gorgeous Stanley Spencer, panel from Titanic, and so much more!

CLOSES OCT 9. There’s still time to catch one of the best shows of the year before it sails to London! Forget the theme and be ready to be continually swept off your feet by a who’s who of 20th century art and design, history, and one of a kind surprises (spoiler alert photographs of the installation below). This exhibition is high art with loans from important collections worldwide, well curated, and supremely installed. Its genesis stems from collector Stephen Lash and curators from the Peabody Essex Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert. I was reminded of great design shows at MoMa and influential Modernism fairs during the 1980s at the Armory.¬†NEWS FLASH –¬† More than 1000 works of art from the collection of Stephen Lash, Peabody Essex Museum overseer, were gifted to the museum and announced this week through this exhibition.¬†

If you only have time for one work…

STANLEY SPENCER 
Riveters from the epic cycle Shipbuilding on the Clyde, 1941, in the collection of the Imperial War Museums, London. I have never seen one of these Spencers in person–what a surprise to find it here!

mural by STANLEY SPENCER from epic series SHIPBUILDING ON THE CLYDE Riveters, 1941 IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM LONDON Ocean Liners Installation Peabody Essex Museum © C Ryan 20170908_114331

The photo above illustrates the left corner of the Spencer mural: it’s so vast you need to use a video to capture its mind boggling composition and entirety. (Spencer’s studies included field sketches unfurled on toilet paper–useful, cheap, and lengthy matrix):

 

FINEST EXTANT TITANIC CARVING FRAGMENT (arch at the threshhold of the recital lounge), ca.1911, from the collection of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Nova Scotia Museum. Spotlighting in this post for artist, Morgan Faulds Pike

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Shout out to David and Susan Goode – was thrilled to see the Jan Matulka from Norfolk Southern collection!

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OCEAN LINERS exhibition was co-organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and closes October 9, 2017. The exhibition opens at the Victoria & Albert in February and continues through June 10, 2018. There are many standouts in this exhibition, photographs September 2017 (click to enlarge and see descriptions)

 

Photographs/short video clips from my visit September 2017. Gloucester’s Zach Gorrell is a participating musician for the LIVE pianist performances. Alex Olsen playing when I was there.

 

Breathtaking corner vignette, exhibition pause, includes *gasp* wow poster and Winsor McCay silent film sinking of Lusitania¬† ” 25,000 drawings had to be made and photographed one at a time…” see film clips below Continue reading “Last call! #OceanLiners stunning art deco and modernism exhibition Peabody Essex Museum”

Son of a Gun We Had Big Fun | scenes from #CapeAnnBigBand summer concert at Gloucester’s famous UU Church

WOW! Son of a gun we had big fun on Middle Street Friday September 8, 2017.

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There was an ensemble mix from Cape Ann Big Band self dubbed ‘Jambalaya Horns’ at¬†Gloucester’s famous UU Church¬†for the last Friday Night concert of this popular summer series. ¬†“Music on Meetinghouse Green” passed the hat for the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation (GMF) fire sprinkler project, part of the UU restoration efforts.

 

Middle Street was alive with the sounds of New Orleans thanks to the Cape Ann Big Band players: 
Gary Wolsieffer РTuba/bass
Carlos Menezes Jr. РSaxes/Vocals

Zach Gorrell РKeys/Saxes
Rick Geraghty РDrums/Vocals
Jon Persson – Trumpet
Tom Bones РTrombone
Joe Wilkins РGuitar/Vocals

Anthony Rocco РTrumpet/Vocals

sound snippet solos:

Jon Persson trumpet (9 sec)

 

Zach Gorrell sax (19 sec)

 

Joe Wilkins guitar (13 secs)

 

I missed hearing the students from Gloucester’s O’Maley Innovation Middle School jamming with the Cape Ann Big Band. Carlos Menezes has to be among the coolest school music directors in the country.

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There was a soccer game at Gloucester High School, a short walk and many pleasant route options away. I marvel at Gloucester’s amazing public spaces.

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About the concert series
FREE! ‚ÄúNine Friday Nights. Nine Great Outdoor Concerts to benefit nine local non-profits.‚Ä̬†
Mayor Romeo Theken likes to remind everyone that ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs always something going on in Gloucester!‚ÄĚ including all the free performances for most every¬†Gloucester Summer Night.¬†Gloucester MA Free Outdoor Performances Daily…

Kate and the Nouveau Groove at Mile Marker One Monday 6-9PM

Stunning local musicians, Kate and the Nouveau Groove, a 7 piece funk/pop/soul band playing covers and originals, will be soaring at Mile Marker One Monday, from 6-9pm.

Boy can Kate Barry sing! And fantastic musicians!

Zach Gorrell РKeys
Tug Boat РBass
David Andrew Moore РDrums
Jon Persson РTrumpet
Carlos Menezes Jr. РTenor Sax
Jason Miele – Bari Sax

Facebook page for the event at Mile Marker One

You tube video from the band with selection of audio clips

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Soul Rebel Project Concert Castle Hill tomorrow & Zach joins in!

Soul Rebel Project¬†will be playing tomorrow at the Thursday Night Picnic Concert at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. It’s the 21st year for this summer concert series at Cranes,¬†a Trustees property,¬†290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA. Concerts are 7pm – 9pm and gates open at 5pm for the tailgate picnic part. Tickets are available for sale at the gate only:¬†Members: $20/car;¬†Nonmembers: $30/car; Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.¬†

I’m psyched to hear that Zach Gorrell will be joining in. You may know Zach from his work¬†at Sound Harbor Cape Ann Art Haven or Cape Ann Big Band. They just played Fiesta. He’s awesome! Of course, Gloucester knows Soul Rebel Project, too. And they just played during Fiesta at Minglewood.

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The Thursday Night picnic concerts at Harbor Loop in Gloucester are free and held from 6-9pm. Tony Frontiero and John Rockwell & the Headlands are playing Harbor Loop tomorrow.

Enjoy some sights and sounds from Soul Rebel project

 

Throwback 2011 from Walt

Here are pictures from from the Soul Rebel Project band from last year’s concert at Cranes. Thanks for sharing these great pictures! Good luck tomorrow!

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St. Peter’s Fiesta | irresistible Cape Ann Big Band with Kate Barry

The big crowd for the Sunday Cape Ann Big Band St Peter Fiesta show was treated to glorious live music, strong solos and Kate Barry’s voice soaring Fiesta high.¬†The Fiesta 50/50 raffle was at $1890 at Strike up the band time and climbed throughout the set.
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Zach solo
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irresistible
plein air dance floor

 

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Members including:
Director/Manager: Carlos Menezes Jr
Asst. Manager: Rick Geraghty
Promotions/Sales: TBA Stage Management: Shawn Lowe
Catering/Events: Paula Burns
Media: Gary Wolsieffer
Saxophones: Carlos Menezes Jr Steve Silva Ed Biggs Nick Capello Zach Gorrell
Trumpets: Arthur Adamson Shawn Lowe Anthony Prestigiovanni Rick Naso
Trombones: Paula Burns Dana Cohen Tom Madore Ben Tuck Bass Gary Wolsieffer
Guitar Steve Lacey
Drums Rick Geraghty
Piano: Chris Bodek
Percussion: Michael Thomas Doyle