Next Plaza Jazz Concert Thursday, September 20, 2012

Featuring Utar Artun on the plaza, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

jazz The final concert in the library’s Plaza Jazz Series takes place on September 20 and will feature Utar Artun from Turkey.
The Plaza Jazz series is sponsored by the Friends of Beebe Library in cooperation with Berklee College of Music.

Through September 2012, Plaza Jazz will feature free concerts on the first and third Thursday nights of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Beebe Library,the concerts will be performed by students and alumni from Boston’s Berklee College of Music who have been part of Berklee’s independent label Jazz Revelation Records.
Schedule of Performers
The series will feature a mix of styles and an international flavor with musicians that hail from Israel, Greece, India, Brazil, Turkey, Spain, South Africa and the United States.

According to Berklee’s Michael Borgida, the concert series coordinator, the featured bands will play music ranging from straight ahead jazz, to pop influenced, to jazz that reflects each performer’s cultural origins.

Complete concert schedule:
The Arvis Valeris Quartet – May 3
India’s Sharik Hasan performs on Thursday, May 17.
On June 7 the series welcomes Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil.

The Yesberger Band from the US will perform on June 21.

Kevin Clark from the US performs on July 5, as Plaza Jazz resumes after the Independence Day holiday.

On July 12, The “Wakefield High School Alumni Jazz Ensemble” will make a special appearance! The WHS Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Thomas Bankert has had a very successful five years. The ensemble has received many gold medals at the district and state level, received the highest award at the UNH Jazz Festival and has won the Berklee High School Jazz Festival on two different occasions.

On July 19, the music of Boston’s Alex Baboian will be featured.

As the series enters the month of August, Daniel Rotem (Israel) will perform on Thursday, August 2.

On August 9, local favorites Dangerous Men will perform.

On August 16 the series welcomes Witness Matiou from South Africa.

Spain’s Javier Garcia performs on Thursday, September 6.

Wrapping up the Plaza Jazz series on September 20 will be Turkey’s Utar Artun.

Jazz up your summer with Beebe Library’s free Plaza Jazz series!

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