071613 An Evening of Jazz at Pitman's Freight Room (240 w/3 col heather pierson)

LACONIA — The Heather Pierson Quartet will present a very special evening of jazz at Pitman's Freight Room on Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m.
Heather is a veteran performer in the Mount Washington Valley as well as the house pianist at The White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway and winner of the 2012 New England Songwriting Contest. Heather and bassist Shawn Nadeau (also of the popular local group Shark Martin) recently returned from New Orleans where they performed together at such renowned jazz venues as Preservation Hall, Fritzel's and Palm Court.
Drummer Matt Bowman is owner-operator of White Mountain Cafe in Gorham and, in addition to his regular appearances with Heather, is a regular member of The Dean Machine and The Wayfarers.
Joe Aliperti on alto and tenor saxophone also performs locally with The Black Mountain Ramblers and The Carolyn Ramsay Band.
The quartet will present selected compositions from several of the most prolific and acclaimed jazz composers and performers including Dave Brubeck, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis.
Pitman's Freight Room is a BYOB venue located at 94 New Salem St. in Laconia. Tickets are $12 each. For more information, visit www.heatherpierson.com.

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The Heather Pierson Quartet: Shawn Nadeau, bass; Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Joe Aliperti, alto and tenor saxophone; Matt Bowman, drums. (Courtesy photo)