One of the most sought-after pianists of the post-bop era, Kenny Barron has played on literally hundreds of jazz recordings, many being some of the genre’s most iconic and beloved. His unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”
When: Aug 16, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20 )
A drummer of unique versatility with a deeply passionate style, Ali Jackson honors the revered roots of jazz drumming while also carrying the tradition into new progressive directions. Jackson has been the rhythmic backbone of the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for eight years, while still fronting his own innovative and trailblazing band, the Ali Jackson Quartet. He has collaborated with a veritable Who’s Who of jazz greats including Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr. among others.
When: Aug 13, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20 )
Anthony de Mare is widely recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists. His recording Liaisons was hailed by The New York Times as “dynamic and stylish.” This project showcases Sondheim’s genius with solo piano compositions by 36 different contemporary composers of his most famous works. A foremost champion of contemporary music and a pioneer in the speaking-singing pianist genre, de Mare has made a trailblazing artistic career. In The Liaisons Project, he has brought together today’s most highly regarded emerging and established composers spanning the classical, contemporary, jazz, film, theater and indie worlds to bring the work of Stephen Sondheim into the concert hall—from Steve Reich to William Bolcom, to Wynton Marsalis.
When: Aug 8, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20 )
Expertly fusing jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban rhythms, composer/pianist Donal Fox deliberately and delightfully muddles musical boundaries. His intricate compositions and dizzying improvisations could recall Thelonious Monk one moment and Bach the next, but the former Guggenheim fellow has created his own wholly unique approach to music. Among his many accolades, Fox is a recent recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Music.
When: Aug 15, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20 )
The Sandy Bay Temperance Society is holding a meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Ye Olde Fire House. Miss Hannah Jumper is scheduled to be our guest speaker. Unfortunately, Hannah is under the weather and she has asked "Maeve 1850" to fill in. "HEAVEN HELP US!" Won't you join us? WE NEED ALL OF THE HELP WE CAN GET! Step into the world of 1864. Maeve is Living History. As Irish Immigrant who fled Ireland during the potato famine she first arrived in Boston and quickly learned the harsh realities that although Amerikay may be free, freedom didn't mean "accepted", "desired", or "wanted". Maeve being the eldest of 6 brothers is never one to hold he tongue or curb her stream of consciousness! She is one very opinionated, High Spirited Gal! Audience participation is encouraged and Maeve's quite the little reformer with opinions ranging from: Dress Reform, Gettysburg, Mr. Lincoln's War, Woman's Rights to vote, Temperance, Men and with 6 brothers she has a whole lot to say about men! Maeve is one gal who truly has the Irish gift to gab and the wit and wisdom of her kinsman. Maeve's views are through provoking, occasionally confrontational and always humorous! All proceeds to to Ye Olde Fire House Preservation Rockport Ma. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Box Office opens at 6:45 p.m. on a first come/first serve basis.
When: Aug 2, 2014 7 PM to Aug 2, 2014 9 PMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19 )
Inspired by the original Hot Club de France that featured gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt and iconic swing violinist Stephane Grappelli, Hot Club of San Francisco pays sparkling tribute to pre-war gypsy jazz. Anchored by guitarist/bandleader Paul Mehling, Hot Club of San Francisco are vanguards of the ongoing gypsy swing revival, as they were the first American band invited to play France’s storied Festival de Jazz Django Reinhardt in Samois-Sur-Seine.
When: Aug 3, 2014 5 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 17 )
A young singer-songwriter of startling maturity, Philadelphia native Liz Longley has catapulted into the folk-pop consciousness. The recent Berklee School of Music grad possesses both a honeyed voice that immediately demands attention, and a melodic sensibility that just can’t be taught. Longley, who now lives in Nashville, has already released two acclaimed full-length records and has one coming out this year. Its much-buzzed about single, “This Is Not the End,” is already making waves on the radio. She is poised to have a breakout year in 2014.
When: Aug 1, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20 )
A singer-songwriter of immense depth and wit, Loudon Wainwright III has been thrilling audiences with his sharp, literate take on the folk tradition for over 40 years. From the “next Dylan” tag of the early 70’s to his evolution into a revered cult figure and Grammy-winning folk elder statesman, Wainwright’s singular talent has never dimmed. Wainwright’s career has been that of a slow burn rather than a firecracker. His critically-adored records, beginning with 1970’s Album I, helped the songwriter gain a devoted cult following. Wainwright’s rapier wit, self-deprecation and often darkly cynical take on the human condition combined with his strident vocals and deft finger-picking guitar skills spawned a whole new generation of singer-songwriters to follow in his wake.
Plein Air Painting in Oil and Pastel - Workshop 2 July 26, 2014 (9:30-3:30) - This second in the series of three 1-day workshops will address the challenges of painting outdoors: finding compositions, changing light, color in direct light and shadow, as well as finding values in an outdoor setting. Learn to sight size your painting with an abstract approach, working from large shapes to small shapes. This class is designed for students of all levels who want to make the break out of the studio. Visit website
When: Jul 26, 2014 12 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $75 members / $100 non members (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00 )
Kids' Art Class: Cartooning Workshop August 11-15, 2014 (10 am - noon) - Appropriate for kids ages 8 & up! Create your very own cartoon! Students will select a format, decide a story type and design a character showing action, lighting & stagecraft. With the focus on narrative, students will complete their stories in page or strip form - accompanied by a poster of their characters. Visit website
When: Aug 11, 2014 10 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $80 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10 )
Outdoor Oil Painting Workshop August 14-15, 2014 (9:30-3:30) - In this workshop, students of all levels will learn or be reintroduced to the fundamentals of painting and the uses of color and brushwork. The beautiful and historic streets and harbor scenes of Rockport will be the backdrop for each day's work. Learn from an artist whose 40-plus years of painting will make this a rich and vivid experience. Visit website
When: Aug 14, 2014 12 AM to Aug 15, 2014 12 AMin Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $175 members / $200 non members (Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00 )
Kids' Art Class: Drawing & Painting Session 2 August 4-8, 2014 (10 am - noon) - Appropriate for kids 6 & up! Have fun while learning to develop your drawing & painting skills. Become familiar with the elements of basic drawing, observation, perspective & composition, as well as color mixing & watercolor techniques. Plein air drawing & painting methods will be used with beautiful Rockport as your outdoor studio. Visit website
When: Aug 4, 2014 10 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $80 (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10 )
Acrylics From A - Z, Free Demo & Lecture August 9, 2014 (10 am) - Designed to guide you through the basics of acrylic painting while opening new possibilities. Learn how mineral & modern pigments relate to clean color mixing, glazing & the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of fluids, heavy body and slower drying open acrylics and discover using interference and iridescent paints for unusual effects. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, yet are infinitely more versatile. Get your questions answered and take home free samples to try later! Visit website
When: Aug 9, 2014 10 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: FREE (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10 )
Acrylics From A - Z - Golden Paints Workshop August 9, 2014 (1pm - 4pm) - Put your new knowledge to work! The GOLDEN line of acrylic products can be overwhelming, and this hands-on workshop provides the chance to try out fluids, heavy body, airbrush and open acrylics on a variety of grounds like absorbent, light molding and micaceous iron oxide - Adria loves saying that! All supplies included . . . Visit website
When: Aug 9, 2014 1 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $50 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13 )
Equal parts performance and masterclass, Women of Will is the remarkable summation of Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tina Packer’s 40-plus years spent investigating all things Shakespeare. Women of Will fuses riveting scenes with trenchant analysis and discussion to flesh out themes of love, loss, freedom, control, violence and power through the heroines of Shakespeare’s text. Each performance highlights different periods of William Shakespeare’s plays, so experience both lively performances by Tina Packer and receive a 10% discount–$82.80, $68.40, $50.40. Experience both spectacular performances by Tina Packer and Nigel Gore and enjoy a 3-course dinner in the spectacular ocean view of the third floor Reception Hall between the performances. Dinner: $35
When: Aug 10, 2014 3 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15 )
Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his earnest songwriting, quirky stylistic shape-shifting and seemingly boundless vocal range has created a legion of devoted fans across the country, and the world. “You’d be hard-pressed to find a singer in popular music today with the range, depth and sheer power of Martin Sexton. When it comes to his voice, every superlative rings true.” - Boston Herald
When: Aug 9, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20 )
Plein Air Painting in Oil and Pastel - Workshop 3 August 30, 2014 (9:30 - 3:30) - This third in the series of three 1-day workshops will address the challenges of painting outdoors: finding compositions, changing light, color in direct light and shadow, as well as finding values in an outdoor setting. Learn to sight size your painting with an abstract approach, working from large shapes to small shapes. This class is designed for students of all levels who want to make the break out of the studio. Visit website
When: Aug 30, 2014 12 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $75 members / $100 non members (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00 )
Kids' Art Class: Art From Around The World August 18-22, 2014 (10 am - noon) - Appropriate for kids ages 6 and up! Join us and see the world! Explore the cultures of five different countries. Experience the music, folklore and arts & crafts of world cultures through painting, printmaking, fabric arts, clay and other materials used by each country we study. Passports not required! Visit website
When: Aug 18, 2014 10 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $80 (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10 )
Kids' Art Class: Garden Sculpture July 28 - August 1, 2014 (10 am - noon) - Appropriate for kids 6 & up. Design your own sundial, birdbath, garden stepping stones and more! Use concrete, beach glass, pottery shards and personal collectibles. Learn a variety of sculpting and decorating techniques - from casting to mosaics. Dress for a mess! Visit website
When: Jul 28, 2014 12 AM in Rockport, Massachusetts Cost: $80 (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00 )
Reinventing the standard jazz trio with a defiantly convention-breaking approach to improvisational music, The Bad Plus has carved out a niche as one of the most unique voices in modern music. The trio, featuring pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Dave King, and bassist Reid Anderson, first gained notice for their audacious, script-flipping interpretations of rock and pop songs. Tunes that have gotten the Bad Plus treatment include Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” The Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love?” and even Stravinsky’s “Variation d’Apollon.” Yet, despite their reputation for brilliant covers, The Bad Plus’ compositional skills should not go unnoticed. The Minnesota-based band’s 2012 album, Made Possible, focused exclusively on new pieces contributed by all three musicians. Whatever the origins of the tunes they explore, The Bad Plus has developed a singular group concept and sound that makes for a thrilling ride. In the words of Rolling Stone, The Bad Plus is “about as badass as highbrow gets.”
When: Aug 7, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20 )
Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s, their iconic takes on traditional folk classics like “Tom Dooley” and for their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics. Featuring the talents of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, the Trio will perform beloved hits like “M.T.A,” “Worried Man,” “Greenback Dollar” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
When: Aug 22, 2014 8 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20 )
This is a team-taught, hands-on tour of the DSLR camera and how to take better photos. For beginners or those who would like a review of how to use their cameras and photography technique. Course will be held on two Saturdays both indoors and outdoors, with a photographer-led walking tour of scenic downtown Rockport and class time held inside the Rockport Art Association, our partner, and a beautiful, inspiring museum and educational center.
Dress accordingly with weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. A digital camera with manual controls is required and a laptop is highly recommended and both must be brought to class, batteries charged and cards formatted. When registering, please tell us specifically what kind of camera you have and if you have photo editing software on your computer. You may email us at the email address below, to tell us about these items.
Workshops are limited to 14 students and will meet from 9:30 - 3 p.m. each session, and 9 a.m. the first session for refreshments. Workshops require a minimum of 10 students to convene.
COST: $200 for non Rockport Art Association Members/$175 for RAA members. You may pay here or send a check payable to Jim Vaiknoras, 82 Parker Road, Wakefield, MA, 01880
Rockport Art Association is our partner: to join Rockport Art Association, go to their website: http://www/rockportartassn.org or call 978-546-6604
CANCELLATION POLICY: Up to seven days prior, any payment minus $50. Tuition will not be refunded after this seven-day period.
PARKING: Parking in Rockport is always tight. As you come into downtown via Broadway, take a right on School Street and there are free parking spots. One side of T-Wharf (continue on Broadway where it intersects with Main Street, to wharf) is also has parking free to the public.
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When: Aug 23, 2014 9 AM to Aug 23, 2014 3 PMin Rockport, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09 )
One of the most successful jazz fusion bands of all time, the Yellowjackets combine smooth jazz with R&B, funk and world music to create an intoxicating mélange of music all their own. Instantly familiar hits like “And You Know That” and “Matinee Idol” helped launch the band into the rarified air of jazz fusion superstars in the 80’s. Of their 20 records released since their start in 1981, more than half have been nominated for a Grammy (two winning), and they are certainly not slowing down. Their most recent record, 2013’s A Rise in the Road debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts.
When an artist sells out their first-ever gig at Boston’s world-renowned Scullers Jazz Club, people take notice. Especially if that artist is 11 years old. Grace Kelly has been wowing audiences since a pre-teen, her adept saxophone playing and intricate compositions belying her age. But Kelly proved more than just a talented kid with a horn. She has developed into a true artist, capable of fusing a host of differing influences into a unique vision wholly her own.
Curtis Institute of Music presents: Schumann: 'Fnf Stcke im Volkston', Op. 102; Schumann: Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47; Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A mi...
Chaney Sims, vocals, handclaps | Bill Sims, Jr., vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, handclaps Junior Mack, vocals, electric and electric slide guitars, dobro Vincent Bucher, harmonica | Barry Harrison, drums and percussion Bursting on the blues scene in 2011, the Heritage Blues Quintet immediately shook the roots music world upside down with their Grammy-nominated debut record And Still I Rise. Anchored by blues veteran Bill Sims Jr., guitarist Junior Mack and singer Chaney Sims, Heritage Blues aims to unearth and revitalize blues, gospel and New Orleans jazz music for the 21st century, as well as invigorating African-American musical traditions.
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