Miss Angie's Music
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Miss Angie's Music

Miss Angie's music is a fun, kid's concert that features shadow puppets.

Miss Angie Beeler  was born into a musical family in the tiny town of Russell, NY.  She enjoys performing many different styles of music, as reflected in the wonderful variety included in Miss Angie's Music classes. Blues, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, Hardcore, Country, Rock-a-Billy, Folk, and Mariachi are a few of the styles which Miss Angie has studied and performed... and the list goes on! 

Miss Angie began teaching music to kids in 2003 in Boulder, CO. There Angie successfully completed the Music Together® Training Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey, and taught for Music Together Boulder. After her son's birth in 2007, she began focusing her energies on creating her own curriculum which developed, five years later, into what is now Miss Angie's Music!

Leon Arguello snuck his first guitar out of the closet at the age of 15. Since then has expanded his musical horizons to include drums, bass, piano, violin, and banjo. He also DJs at our local community radio station WRFI (among other places), and owns and operates Distant Relative Music.  He is the man behind the music of Miss Angie's Music and is Miss Angie's beloved husband.

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Don't Tell Darlings
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Don't Tell Darlings

The Don't Tell Darlings draw their music from a deep well of Appalachian old-time, bluegrass, Western swing and early country, along with a healthy dose of fine originals by Ms. Millie (Camilla Ammirati, now of Canton). Defying genres, their music can be described as "a Depression-era mix tape." Megan and Millie's honey-sweet harmonies meet with Old Man Kelly's fiddle on fire and Lew Burrus' bass-thumping rhythm to bring you a delightful range of new songs that sound old and old songs that sound new. The Darlings have played throughout Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the northeast, including Johnny D's in Somerville, Massachusetts, Googie's Lounge in NYC, and a sneak appearance in duo form at the Buccaneer in Canton last spring. Though scattered from Virginia to the North Countries of both New York and Minnesota these days, they get together whenever they can to play music, coordinate their shoes, bake coconut cake, and generally make trouble.

Millie Ammirati: vocals, banjo, guitar, songstress
Lew Burrus: upright bass, occasional voice of God
Liam "Old Man" Kelly: fiddle, resonator guitar, pedal steel, washboard, kazoo
Megan Rose Orwig: vocals, rhythm guitar, mouth trumpet

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Bret Zvacek and Paul Meyers
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Bret Zvacek and Paul Meyers

Join us for an evening of jazz music with Crane School of Music professor Bret Zvacek and world-renowned guitarist Paul Meyers. 

Bret Zvacek has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Gene Bertoncini, The Woody Herman Orchestra, and numerous other jazz artists. Since September 2005, Bret has served as the Musical Director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra (Syracuse), collaborating with artists including Phil Woods, Hubert Laws, Bobby Watson, Joe Locke, and others. In 2011, Bret was commissioned to write a multi-movement work for jazz orchestra, “A White Horse From Jerusalem” which featured David Liebman as soloist. His 2001 quintet CD “DAY IN MAY” has been described as being “infused with creative energy” (Cadence Magazine, December 2002). He has written big band music for numerous professional and student ensembles, has written for orchestra, and has arranged/conducted horn & string tracks in various New York studios. He has held teaching positions at University of North Texas, McGill University, and at The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, where he currently is Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. Bret Zvacek is a clinician and performing artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America.

Paul Meyers has performed and/or recorded with an ever growing list of jazz greats such as Geri Allen, Harry Allen, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eliane Elias, Clare Fischer, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Gomez, Annie Ross, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, David Sanchez and Steve Wilson. He's also toured for years with two of the greatest jazz singers ever - Jon Hendricks since 1993, and Andy Bey from 1997 to 2008.

International performances include Japan and Hong Kong with the Salute to Duke Ellington Orchestra (along with Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis and Joe Wilder) - Spain with the great percussionist Cafe - Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, and Italy with Jon Hendricks - Brazil, England, Spain. Portugal, Macedonia, Greece and the Netherlands with Andy Bey - Japan with Karrin Allison, and Argentina with Gary Burton. Mr. Burton also recorded Paul's tune Panama on his "Reunion" CD with Pat Metheny. 

A very active player in New York's vibrant Brazilian jazz scene, Paul was a member of the Terra Brasil, which featured pianist/composer Cidinho Teixeira and vocalist Vera Mara, both veterans of the great Gilberto Gil's band. He later co-led Brasil & Company with Ms. Mara, and they released a highly regarded CD as well. He has performed in New York and Tokyo with the great Tango-jazz pianist and composer Pablo Zeigler (Astor Piazzola's pianist) and is featured along with Stephon Harris on the live CD Tango meets Jazz. He recently returned to Tokyo to play at the Blue Note with vocalist Karrin Allison, performing music from her new Brazilian CD Imagina. Paul is also featured on the soundtrack to the film Bossa Nova (2000) w/Amy Irving, and music by Deodato.

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Rob Morrison and Tomek Regulski
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Rob Morrison and Tomek Regulski

The first concert of the first Cabin Fever Concert Series in the Potsdam Museum. Rob Morrison, SUNY Potsdam graduate, and Tomek Regulsk will perform Indian classical music with their tablas and sitar. Join us for an afternoon of music many have never seen before!

Tomek Regulski, DMA, is a composer, sitarist, and meditation teacher. A senior student of Acharya Roop Verma, he teaches sitar at Ananda Ashram. He has performed on stage with many leading Kirtan artists, and regularly plays for yoga and meditation classes. Tomek’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, and in Europe and Mexico.

Rob Morrison has been playing percussion in a wide variety of musical settings for nearly twenty years. He’s had the privilege of studying with many great teachers, honing his skills on tabla, cajon, udu and other percussion instruments. On tabla he began lessons with Anand Gadre and went on to study with Devesh Chandra, who he has been learning from for the past eight years. As a performer he enjoys playing diverse styles ranging from Indian Classical to Rock.

North Country Public Radio is media sponsor for this concert.

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