Outdoor Jazz Concert with legendary trumpet player Russ Ryan
and the Tom Robinson Trio on August 12th!
We're back with another amazing evening of live jazz music!
Russ Ryan and the Tom Robinson Trio will be jamming on Friday, August 12th, 7 PM, on the porch at Mead Base Conservation Center. Enjoy an evening of live outdoor jazz at the edge of the Sandwich Wilderness.
Russ Ryan received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music, where he studied privately with Greg Hopkins, Jeff Stout, Ken Cervenka and Jerry Bergonzi. Russ performs regularly throughout the New England area. He is a member of the Bstreet Bombers, the Adagio big band, the Jon Lorentz quintet, the Rico Barr band as well as countless performances leading his own quartet and quintet.
Russ will be backed up by the Tom Robinson Trio. The trio is comprised of long-standing musical cohorts who have performed together in various scenarios for 20 years. The piano chair is held by Tom Robinson, a jazz stalwart who also performs on soprano saxophone. Mr. Robinson tours frequently throughout New England as a leader and sideman and has been a featured artist at the Catamount Arts Center and Mountaintop Music Center. Bass guru John Hunter holds down bass lines for the Seacoast Big Band and Charlie Jennison group, and has accompanied Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, and Jimmy Heath. Drum set specialist Tim Gilmore is known far and wide for performances with Tiger Okoshi, Giacomo Gates, and Tower of Power, and is an active clinician with Harry Skoler’s Adventures with Jazz. in New York City and now plays throughout New England with a variety of artists.
This concert, coordinated by the NH Independent School of Music in Sandwich, will help fund ongoing programs at Mead Base. This concert will be an outdoor event. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased at the door (cash only). BYOB and chairs and picnic baskets! For more information, call 603-284-6550. Mead Base, 517 Diamond Ledge Road, Center Sandwich, www.MeadBase.org.