Posts Tagged ‘jazz music’

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Paul Meyers’ World on a String Jazz Trio Performs on Labor Day at Weatherwatch Farm

Paul Meyers’ World on a String jazz trio will perform at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac, New York on Labor Day, September 5 at 3 p.m. Paul Meyers is one of the most admired jazz guitarists active today. His classical guitar artistry finds him equally at home performing musical styles ranging from Bossa Nova to Be-Bop to Bartok – all played with impeccable technique and true passion. His fluid style and lyricism as both virtuoso guitarist-improviser and composer-arranger have won him praise and respect from colleagues, afficionados, and the media.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Jazz guitarist to play next Hill and Hollow concert

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Paul Meyers “World on a String” Jazz Trio To Perform Two Shows at the Saranac Fire Hall 

Paul Meyers is one of the most admired jazz guitarists active today. His classical guitar artistry finds him  equally at home performing musical styles ranging from Bossa Nova to Be-Bop to Bartok – all played with  impeccable technique and true passion. His fluid style and lyricism as both virtuoso guitarist-improviser  and composer-arranger have won him praise and respect from colleagues, afficionados, and the media.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Old Forge Library to offer free Zoom lecture featuring master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq on March 31

The Old Forge Library will host a free, live, online performance with an evening learning about female jazz musicians. On Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m., lecturer and master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will highlight the influence women have had on the evolution of jazz and their significant contributions to the art form.

Women have been involved in jazz since the early 1920s, not just as vocalists, but as instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. An understanding of jazz would not be complete without highlighting the influence and contributions of women such as Bessie Smith, Valaida Snow, Mildred Bailey, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. The goal is to provide an understanding particularly of their personal lives, their ability to read music, perform and survive in a time when jazz was considered “a man’s world.”

Abdur-Razzaq is a riveting speaker with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of jazz. He will help attendees gain a deeper appreciation for women’s contributions to this music genre through a combination of lecture and musical pieces performed by him as he displays his talents on the flute.

Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music. He holds a master’s degree in education and performing arts from Rutgers University and has collaborated with some of the greatest jazz musicians.

Those who wish to obtain the free Zoom link can call (315) 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org.

For more information on upcoming library events and programs please visit https://www.oldforgelibrary.org/.

Photo at top: Lecturer and master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Photo provided by the Old Forge Library. 

 

 



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