Published DateWOLFEBORO — The fifth program of Wolfeboro Friends of Music's 77th Season will feature the New Hampshire based Charlie Jennison Jazz Quintet. The performance will be held at Brewster Academy's Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro, on Sunday February 10, at 2 p.m.
Sponsor for this event is season sponsor, David Baker of Points North Financial.
The saxophonist, clarinetist, pianist, and composer has been playing professional jazz since he was fourteen years old in 1961 when the talented junior high school student got his first gig.
Later,Jennison formed a jazz combo at the UNH from which he graduated in 1969 with a degree in Music Education, followed by a Master of Arts in Saxophone Performance and Composition from Lesley College. The defining moment in Jennison's career came when he met the late pianist Tom Gallant, a teacher at
the Berklee School of Music and an alumnus of Woody Herman's band. Forming a musical partnership with
Gallant, the two worked steadily for the next thirty years.
Jennison has furthered his study in saxophone with jazz notables like Jerry Bergonzi and Charlie Mariano, and jazz improvisation with Jerry Coker. As a performer he has shared the stage or the recording studio with such notable jazz musicians as Natalie Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Alan Dawson, Buddy DeFranco, Vincent Herring, Frank Mantooth, Bob Mintzer, Marshall Royal, and Clark Terry. In addition to freelance work with the Charlie Jennison Trio and Quintet ensembles he also plays alto and tenor saxophone respectively with the Seacoast Big Band and Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra.
Jennison's past teaching experiences include time at the University of New Hampshire and St. Paul's School. He currently teaches at the Phillips Exeter Academy.
The Wolfeboro Friends of Music eight-concert series runs from September through May for the benefit of all
citizens and visitors in Wolfeboro and the Lakes Region; season sponsor is Points North Financial. Tickets
for Sunday, February 10 are available for $20 at the door; at Black's Paper Store and Avery Insurance in
Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website at
High School students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.