073013 Larry Carsman Duo at Pitman's Thursday Night (195 w/ LarryCarsman 2 col)

LACONIA — The Larry Carsman Duo will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.

Admission $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Master Song Interpreter/Jazz Guitarist Larry Carsman moved to Boston in 1971 to cofound the James Montgomery Band. Larry's influences span a rich and diverse range of vintage and modern artists including Mose Allison, BB King, Buddy Guy, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Jobim and Gilberto Gil. He selects and arranges great songs from traditional and modern Jazz , blues, classical, Brazilian, folk and soul.

He will be performing with saxophonist, bandleader, master teacher/performer, community activist, and photographer Arni Cheatham, who personifies the description of a local Jazz Hero in every way. Shortly after arriving in Boston from Chicago in 1969, he began staunchly advocating for local music as a founding board member of the Jazz Coalition, and as a stalwart of the Boston scene for more than 40 years, he remains totally engaged today.

During his 12 years as vice president of the Jazz Coalition Arni created, administered and secured funding for JazzEd, which aimed to bridge racial divides by bringing jazz into Boston's public schools during the desegregation process.



Larry Carsman (Courtesy photo)