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.

Sherrie Maricle 160

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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