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Ivan Smart MOB
performs a Funk Jazz Fusion Event
WHEN: Friday, October 7, 8 & 9:30 PM
Ivan Smart, Electric Trumpet/Fungelhorn
Lucas Lechowski, Electric guitar/violin
Elliot Levine, Electric keyboards
Anthony Wellington, Electric basses
Dana Hawkins, Drums
The concert will also feature a Jazz Art Show and sale.
Contemporary Jazz artist Norman Evans
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 8 & 9:30 PM
Currently based in Maryland, Evans performs contemporary jazz (Smoothjazz) to rave reviews. He plays a Yanagisawa soprano sax and uses a number of keyboards to bring his compositions to life. He’s opened for a number of national artists such as Spyro Gyra, the late George Howard, Pieces of A Dream, Jeff Lorber, Gerald Alston and Miles Jaye.
THE ROOTS CAFE SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES
WHEN: Sunday, October 9, 5 PM
TICKETS: $7 in advance/$9 at the door
Sam Nitzberg & Matt Douglas
Nitzberg and Douglas perform their own songs in the round with your singing host Geoffrey Himes
HANK LEVY LEGACY BAND
A big band dedicated to the compositions of illustrious jazz musician and Baltimore native
WHEN: Monday, October 10, 8 PM
TICKETS:$10 general/$5 students
Hank Levy came of age in the 1940s, when big bands crisscrossed the country playing one-nighters, and when people in Baltimore and other cities regularly went out dancing in nightclubs and ballrooms. There were many excellent bands in the area staffed by musicians in the armed forces and musicians and ideas circulated freely among these groups. Levy was part of this milieu and took full advantage of it in his later career as a teacher, composer, and bandleader.
His compositions in unusual time signatures were difficult to learn, but swung hard.
A video documentary on his life and work, A Head of Time: Ahead of Time, was completed in 2000. Hank retired in 1989 after 21 years as head of the Jazz Studies department at Towson University. He died in 2001.