-- The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore fills the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts with the sounds of music Sun., Nov. 11 and Wed., Nov. 14.
The concert choir, under the direction of Dr. Roy Belfield, performs Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. Its repertoire includes selections from Rene’ Clausen, Moses Hogan, Phillip McIntyre, Lloyd Pfautsch, Rosephanye Powell and John Rutter. A choral group from Winston-Salem State University will appear as special guests.
An eloquent player on an uncommon jazz instrument, Hendrik Meurkens is “one of the world’s leading exponents of the jazz harmonica.” So said Marcela Breton in JazzTimes. Frank-John Hadley said in Downbeat, “…he has a natural inclination for seeking out beauty, for breathing harmony of color into themes and extemporizations.” Born in Germany to Dutch parents, Hendrik Meurkens began on piano and then vibraphone but took up the harmonica after hearing Toots Thielemans when he was 19. He traveled to the U.S.
(PRN Newswire)--If you think Spain is just flamenco, you are about to make a most amazing discovery. From Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain comes a surprising music with ancient Celtic roots and modern Spanish energy, a tradition repressed during the Franco dictatorship that is now enjoying a joyous renaissance.
Celebrate Labor Day by tuning in on Monday (Sept. 3, 2012) when WESM presents a special lineup of programs to mark the occasion.
Starting at 9 am it's Jazz With Bob Parlocha (until noon).
Then at 1 pm, join WESM for Jazz from Caramoor: All Play and No Work for Labor Day on the Caramoor Jazz Festival Network. Featured are The Cookers, Gretchen Parlato, Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band. The program is hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton.