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By April 12, 2013 Read More →

The Rich Greenblatt Quintet: Concert and Jazz Workshop

Music in Bass Hall is proud to present the Rich Greenblatt Quintet
Saturday, May 11, 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 / $12 Monadnock Center members, seniors, students call
603-924-3235 to reserve seats. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Rich GreenblattThis modern jazz group mixes in Swing, funk, odd-time signatures, South American, and the blues. The band showcases Greenblatt’s lyrical and rhythmically quirky compositions combined with each musician’s extraordinary improvisational gifts. Each song has a unique mood and style. Get ready for a melodic, jazz band that swings hard, grooves deep, and soars on ballads.

Jazz Workshop:

Improvisation and Ensemble Playing
We are delighted to have members of the Rich Greenblatt Quintet offering this unique and inspiring workshop. The session is on Saturday afternoon (May 11th) from 3 – 5. The cost is $20 (or a workshop and show admission combined for $30). Any standard jazz instruments are permitted. Players should be beyond beginner level, but need not be advanced – after all this is a learning opportunity. Spread the word to your musical friends. If you have questions about the workshop, please send an email to Gordon Peery (gordon.peery@nullgordonpeery.com) who is organizing the event. To pay for your registration in advance, click here. (note – we still have spots available – if you unable to register at the last minute, please just come (checks and cash payment only) with your instrument, and a music stand.

Rich Greenblatt is a vibraphonist with “dazzling speed and a truly magical touch” writes John Blenn in Good Times Magazine. He has performed at jazz festivals in the US and Europe and has recorded on Centaur, Zafiro, Innova, and Cadence Jazz Records. Rich has performed and recorded with Kurt Elling, Dennis Irwin, Winard Harper, Greg Hopkins, and Oscar Neves. He’s contributed articles for the Percussive Arts Society and has published compositions on Jardis Music. He endorses Musser vibraphones and Vic Firth mallets.

Brazilian pianist, Gilson Schachnik, has played and recorded with Claudio Roditti, Billy Pierce, Romero Lumbambo, Luciana Souza, and Jerry Bergonzi.

Bassist, John Funkhouser’s discography includes over 40 CDs, featuring him in various roles, including leader, pianist, bassist, arranger, and producer.

Drummer extraordinaire, Steve Langone, is called the “most working drummer in New England”. He performs regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Special Guest Saxophonist Allan Chase, former chair of jazz studies, chair of contemporary improvisation, and dean of faculty, New England Conservatory, soloist on 35 jazz recordings, soloist on feature film scores for Faithful, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, The Music of Chance, and other recordings for film and television