Human freedom, compassion, musical statements
- Chris Bakriges
Mo’ Jazz Remix Jazz Series
Friday, June 14th
James Daggs, bass & Kevin Sharpe, drums
Special guest – Janine Hamilton, vocals
Friday, July 12th
Eric Nathan’s Bangin’ Around Quartet
Friday, August 16th
Gabe Jarrett, drums & Rich Mollin, bass
Friday, September 13th
Ken Lovelett, drums & Rich Mollin, bass
Friday, October 11th
Marcel Smith, drums & Rich Mollin, bass,
special guest James "Ace" Leonard, sax and
Scottish-born vocalist, Eithne Eldred
MEMORIAL HALL, 4 W MAIN STREET,
Admission by donation
For nearly a decade beginning in the late 90’s, Wilmington’s Mo’ Jazz Café, an intimate bohemian style haunt that was housed beneath the Wilmington Village Pub, served as the only legitimate club for miles around offering jazz exclusively on weekends. Pianist Christopher Bakriges held court at Mo’ Jazz, often appearing with artists making their pilgrimage from around the world. Bakriges is joined by various special guests to commemorate the café in a monthly series entitled “Mo Jazz Remix.”
Refreshments, wine and beer available
All profits to benefit local non-profit organizations
Musician inspired by Matisse's 'Jazz'
CHICOPEE - The sick-bed "painting with scissors" paper cut-outs French painter Henri Matisse created before his death and the text that accompanied them when they were published in 1947 inspired Elms College music lecturer and artist-in-residence Christopher G. Bakriges - a pianist, composer and educator - to create a musical reflection on the work.
"Teaching the Eye to Hear: Musical Reflections on Matisse's 'Jazz'" is Bakriges' musical interpretation of the artist's visual images. His son, violinist David C. Bakriges, is featured on the CD.
The series of 20 Matisse plates, collectively called "Jazz," "really stimulated me to look at his composition, form and color and really respond to that in a musical way," Bakriges said. "I could see what he was doing in my mind's eye and really respond to it musically."
The Blue Rock 10 Bridge Street Shelburne Falls, MA 01370  ...on December 20, 2013 at 06.30pm
at The Blue Rock
- Friday, Dec. 20 | 06:30 PM You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch Jazz Trio
- Tuesday, Dec. 31 | 12:00 PM First Night Burlington
- Sunday, May. 25 | 03:30 PM Teaching the Eye to Hear: Reflections on Henri Matisse’s Jaz