LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room is pleased to announce that the JCB Jazz Trio will be performing on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
The JCB Trio is a straight-ahead jazz trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums. The band performs the works of great American composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. The trio also performs a wide range of jazz standards composed by artists like Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon and many others. The members of the trio are Brad Hallen on acoustic bass, Curt Shumate on electric guitar and Jerzy (Jurek) Glod on drums.
Brad Hallen has played bass since 1975. For the past five years he has been a member of blues great Duke Robillard's band. Brad also played with the legendary Roomful of Blues for four years and recorded two albums with them. He has also toured and recorded with a wide range of Blues and R&B artists including: Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Curtis Salgado, James Montgomery, Johnny Winter and rock artists including Ben Orr of The Cars.
Curt Shumate has been a musician and educator in the Boston area for over 30 years. Shortly after graduation from Berklee College of Music, he became a full-time guitar faculty member. As a guitarist he has performed with such notables as Peter Bernstein, Marshall Wood, John Lockwood, Dave Clark, John McKenna and Phil Grenadier. In addition to his teaching, Curt has also been an active member of the Boston music-theater scene including runs with several national touring companies.
Jurek Glod, a native of Poland, has played professionally since age 15. After gaining wide recognition in his home country, he joined the band of contemporary Polish jazz composer, Zbigniew Namyslowski, touring the world.. Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee, he has become a first call jazz drummer playing with many of the finest musicians in the Boston area, including pianists Ray Santisi and Chris Taylor.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:23
LACONIA — The Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center will be offering a series of classes on the topic of Breath this fall. The once a month classes will be on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the Alliance Room of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia.
For September and October, the classes will be the 4th Thursday - September 26 and October 24, switching to the third Thursday for the next two months - November 21 and December 19. There is no charge for classes at the Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center.
Breath is an essential focus of the Sufi path of mysticism, and along with prayer is one of the two foundational practices of Sufism. Developing the breath helps ground spiritual realization, focuses meditation, and heightens awareness.
This series of classes was developed by senior teachers in the Sufi Order as a way to help those interested in Sufism to not just learn some of the concepts, but to experience the teachings in a way that has a positive impact on one's process of awakening. The class will include readings, meditations and spiritual practices, and include time for discussion. All are welcome, from those just beginning to explore spirituality to those who wish to delve deeper into the richness of the Sufi tradition.
Malik Haig will be leading the class. Haig is the coordinator of the local Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center and has been leading classes in Sufism since 1984. He recently completed an advanced two year training in Sufism. He has been an initiate in the Sufi Order for more than 33 years.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:20
LACONIA — Anna Samson Bradley's journals from 1893-1899 provide the background for intimate glimpses into the life of a New England housewife and mother. Judith Buswell has written and produced a dramatic presentation, which will be presented Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.
Anna Samson was born in central Vermont and married Daniel Edward Bradley from Jaffrey, N.H. The couple lived in Vermont and Connecticut and had four daughters. Their youngest, Edith Bradley Rogers, had ties to the Lakes Region.
Edith married James P. Rogers, co-founder of the nationally recognized Allen-Rogers Corp. of Laconia that produced turned wood products for more than 60 years. This reader's theatre presentation is based on the journals kept by Anna Bradley and includes a minimal set, props, music, choreography and visuals from the late Victorian era and Bradley, Rogers and Stamps families.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:16
MEREDITH — Local artist Rob Caron will show his oil paintings at VynnArt Gallery September 26-29. A reception and an opportunity to meet the artist will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 3-6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Rob Caron of Meredith is a self taught artist. His subject matter is primarily oil paintings of a variety of nature subjects, Many of his paintings are large in size and include beautiful ornate framing.
Caron has spent a considerable amount of time in Europe visiting the major art museums where he studied the works of the masters in England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. He is a former member of the Manchester Art Association is currently a member of the Lakes Region Artists Association, and is also an active participant of the Artists Loft group.
VynnArt is located at 30 Main Street, in Meredith. For further information go to www.vynnart.com or call (603) 279-0557.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:57
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