Live Performances

Clare Church Quartet | Mar 10

Mar 9, 2017

The Clare Church Quartet will be playing Pete Lewis’ beautiful and heartfelt arrangements of songs that just about everybody knows and loves: I’ll Fly Away, My Favorite Things, Eleanor Rigby, Heard It Through the Grapevine, Danny Boy, Hallelujah, and more. Clare brings her passion and artistry leading the quartet in many different styles for the audience to enjoy.

Featuring Clare Church on drums, Ron Bland on bass, Pete Lewis on sax, and Doug Roche on piano.

Wil Swindler & The Elevenet

Mar 8, 2017

Secured for Wednesday-night run in March, the Elevenet functions as the large-ensemble compositional vehicle for acclaimed composer/arranger/saxophonist, Wil Swindler. In addition to creating works celebrating the mastery of Gil Evans and crossover into numerous genres, Swindler has crafted numerous original works gleaned from the influence of the greats. The Elevent has been performing together regularly since 2007, developing top-shelf ensemble playing, writing, and adventurous improvisation.

Scott Henderson is a guitar player's guitar player and is equally adept playing blues as jazz. He has recorded and toured with Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea's Electric Band and the Zawinul Syndicate. In 1985, together with bassist Garry Willis, formed the band Tribal Tech. Tune in to the Vinyl Vault tonight at 8:30pm we will share side B from their 1986 debut album 1986 Spears, back when fusion still had some interesting musical things to say. Matthew Goldwasser sits in for Geoff Anderson.

Dazzle Jazz: Etienne Charles Creole Soul | Mar 16

Mar 7, 2017

One of the most compelling and exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory is trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles, who, still in his 20s, has already recorded three impressive and well-received albums for his own Culture Shock Music imprint. His new album, Creole Soul, is a captivating journey of new jazz expression. It buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music.

This month the High School / Collegiate Series features two bands in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio on March 14. The Herb's Hipsters will perform from 7 to 7:25pm and The Baur's Listening Lounge Boppers will perform from 7:30 to 8pm.

Studio Club Members: Please contact Arvida to reserve seats for you and a guest.