Community Concerts & Events

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Monday-Saturday, August 15-20

Rockport Jazz Camp

Location: Rockport Schools
Led by Alexa Tarantino and Rockport Schools Anthony Covelli, Rockport Music is thrilled to offer the Rockport Jazz Camp for the third consecutive year for student musicians ages 11-18. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Wednesday, August 17, 7 PM

FAMILY CONCERT: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Alexa Tarantino, saxophones | Brendan Lanighan, trombone | Michael Conrad, piano | Emiliano Lasansky, bass | Eric Metzgar, drums

Alexa Tarantino and her Quintet, who are the instructors for the Rockport Jazz Camp, perform a free family concert, and are joined by some student jazz ensembles from the camp. Alexa is a 2014 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winner and is passionate in sharing jazz with the next generation.  Free, no tickets required.

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Eugene Friesen

ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Thursday, August 18, 2 PM

JAZZ MASTERCLASSES: Improvisation

Led by: Dr. Eugene Friesen
Location:
 Shalin Liu Performance Center
Watch, and learn along with the jazz camp students about the “Art of Making it Up–Improvisation.”

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: A Grammy Award winner, Berklee College of Music professor and cellist Eugene Friesen is acclaimed around the world for his ability to transition from Bach to rock and from jazz to duets involving poetry with energy and ease. In chamber music, he is a member of the Paul Winter Consort and the Trio Globo. He has also written a book entitled Improvisation for Classical Musicians: Strategies for Creativity and Expression.   Free, no tickets required.

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ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Friday, August 19, 2 PM

JAZZ MASTERCLASSES: Improvisation

Led by: Sherrie Maricle
Location:
 Shalin Liu Performance Center
Watch, and learn along with the jazz camp students about the “Art of Making it Up–Improvisation.”

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Maricle is the leader of her big band DIVA, her quintet FIVE PLAY and The DIVA Jazz Trio. As a teacher Maricle created and currently runs the Musical Magic hospital outreach program for The Ronald McDonald House New York. She also operates a private drum set and percussion studio, serves as a conductor for The New York Summer Festival and is an active clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and many more. She is also a busy freelance performer and a published composer/arranger.

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ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Saturday, August 20, 10 AM

FAMILY CONCERT: FIVE PLAY

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center
Tomoko Ohno, piano | Janelle Reichman, tenor sax/clarinet | Jami Dauber, trumpet | Noriko Ueda, bass | Sherrie Maricle, drums
FIVE PLAY presents innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, and original music written and arranged by the band members, highlighting the distinctive styles of each individual and creating a unique, fresh, exciting, and powerful ensemble sound.  Free, no tickets required.

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Thursday, October 20, 8 PM

COMMUNITY CONCERT: Nina Ott Jazz Quintet

Nina Ott has earned the reputation as an amazingly versatile and comprehensive player that can move between styles while retaining her own unique identity. Her skills as a composer won her a grant from RI Council for the Arts. She has recently completed her second recording as a leader made at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. LEARN MORE

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Saturday, December 17, 8 PM

COMMUNITY CONCERT: Holiday Sing-Along

Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along.  This year’s event will feature the Danny Frantina Brass Ensemble, as well as holiday songs by Rockport High School’s Madrigal Singers.

Danny Fratina Brass Ensemble

Danny Fratina is a composer, arranger, transcriptionist, trumpet player, and clinician. He has been writing and arranging music for big bands and orchestras full time for nearly ten years, with recent work for the Boston Pops, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, John Stevens, Longy School of Music, the Plymouth Symphony, the United Nations in Boston, and independent bands across the U.S., Canada, England, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. He was a finalist in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards three times. Free, no tickets required.

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Wednesday, February 8, 7 PM

Beantown Swing Orchestra

The 18-piece big band performs music of the swing era with its characteristic and infectious swing beat, as well as Sinatra classics. LEARN MORE

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Thursday, March 2, 7 PM

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission.   Free, no tickets required.

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Saturday, May 6, 3 PM

Boston Children’s Chorus

Under the direction of Anthony Trecek-King, the Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. LEARN MORE

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Wednesday, May 10, 7 PM

Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble. Free, no tickets required.

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