JULY

JULY

 
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FRIDAY 7/31 @ 8:00PM

The Taylor O’Donnell Group~ A Night of Unsung Heroes & Forgotten Treasures

Colorado-native Taylor O'Donnell is a contemporary vocalist who uses her roots in jazz, folk and R&B to explore a mixture of beloved standards and originals. From interpreting her own folk and jazz influenced original music to taking on the beloved melodies of Joni Mitchell and contemporary standards, Taylor is a vocal improviser who uses timbre and vocal effects to communicate much of her musical dialogue. She will be joined by Seth Lewis on bass, Chris Klaxton on keys, and Les Harris Jr. on drums, as they deliver treasured jazz standards with their usual contemporary treatment.  


Highlights of Taylor's performing career have been an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show working with producer David Foster, performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC with renowned vocal groups GoldCompany and VoicesIowa, working as a studio singer in Miami with Grammy award winning producer Rudy Perez, singing the National Anthem for the NFL Miami Dolphins' home games from 2010-2011, and singing background vocals for singer-songwriter Ben Folds. Taylor has shared the stage with Donny McCaslin, Anais Mitchell, Lyle Mays, Fred Hersch, Jamey Haddad, Janis Siegel, the Real Group, New York Voices, Sunny Wilkinson, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, and with choral group, Seraphic Fire.

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august

SATURDAY 8/8 @ 8:00PM

Gary Sredzienski & The Serfs


S U M M E R   D A N C E   P A R T Y!!!


ETHNIC   INSTRUMENTAL ROCK  XTREME POLKA!


The Serfs have been delighting audiences for 20 years with their
unique blend of instruments and musical genres. One of the earliest objectives of the band was to elevate the much maligned image of the piano accordion.  Not dwelling upon one genre of music, the Serfs draw from a wide variety of traditional world music styles and its own compositions to cross boundaries and elevate the accordion's image to a diverse multicultural vocalist.  




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FRIDAY 8/21 @ 8:00PM

jASON ANICK & RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered 'rising stars' in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. The prestigious Wall Street Journal proclaimed, "Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django." Jason Anick, who is also an award winning composer and Berklee College of Music Instructor, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe which stated, "Jason's compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing."

For their debut self-titled album, the Rhythm Future Quartet decided to re-visit and record classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites. Through their intricate and creative arrangements, they have brought new life to songs like "Night and Day" and "Summertime." Coupled with musical sensitivity and virtuosity, the Rhythm Future Quartet's debut album acts as an enticing example of the future of Gypsy jazz music.

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FRIDAY 8/14 @ 7:30PM

CONNECTIONS: AN EVENING OF DANCE

Annex Contemporary Dance Company presents "Connections: An Evening of Dance"

In its premiere event, the Seacoast's new professional performing dance troupe will feature several contemporary dance pieces that explore the connections and disconnections that permeate our relationships. Follow the dancers as they create a space for their moods to inhabit their steps and for their relationships to unfold, discovering along the way what draws us together and what pushes us apart from each other.


Also performing is guest artist and choreographer Ariana Champlin of 49th Parallel Dance Company. Ms. Champlin will present her original, inventive choreography in a piece set on The Dance Annex Studio's Summer Intensive students, as well as perform a solo from her company's repertoire. Born and raised in Maine, Ariana Champlin is the co-founder and Artistic Director of 49th Parallel, a NYC-based dance company, whose work has been performed throughout NYC, Maine and Canada.


Annex Contemporary Dance Company is the newly formed resident dance company of The Dance Annex Studio located in Kittery, Maine. Julie Hebb, Artistic Director, brings over 20 years of professional dance experience to this event. Comprised of local dance professionals, ACDC aims to provide opportunities for movement artists in the area to perform, grow and flourish, and to continue to enrich local audiences, students and appreciators of the dance arts. Join us as we make an evening of well-rounded and satisfying dance that brings an edge of discord.and harmony to The Dance Hall. www.thedanceannexstudio.com


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