Live at Montpelier Jazz Concert Series

 

Live at Montpelier Jazz Concert Series

 

Clarence H. Ward IIIFRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018, 8 PM
Clarence Ward III All Stars

Clarence H. Ward III began studying flute then saxophone at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School under the guidance of Baltimore musician and
educator trombonist Charles Funn. Under Funn’s tutelage, Clarence Ward III won best soloist awards at three jazz festivals while in high school and received a
music scholarship to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After a couple
years of college, Clarence joined the U.S. Army as a full-time saxophonist.
Since he left the army in 2001, he has been busy touring and recording with a
number of great artists, including jazz artists Stanley Turrentine, Benny
Golson, Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Thomas, Gary Bartz, and Antonio Hart.
Clarence currently leads a popular weekly jam session at The Sign of the Times
in Baltimore. Come out and enjoy a mix of jazz standards and originals.

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members
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Lena SeikalyFRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018, 8 PM
Lena Seikaly

Lena Seikaly is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from
Washington, D.C. Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator of contemporary vocal jazz styles.

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members
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Melissa AldanaFRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018, 8 PM
Melissa Aldana

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana has been performing all of her
life, as her father Marcos Aldana was her first teacher. After attending Berklee College of Music, Melissa moved to New York to pursue her dreams of performing. Melissa has successfully released multiple CDs, unveiling powerful
music individually and with her illustrious bandmates.

This engagement of Melissa Aldana is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the
National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tongue in CheekFRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018, 8 PM
Tongue in Cheek

Tongue in Cheek is one of Maryland’s most popular gigging bands, focusing on traditional New Orleans jazz. Traditional, old time swing has become extremely popular in this region. Headed by bassist/banjo player Zach Serleth and vocalist Bridget Cimino, the band has helped create a scene, which sometimes includes dancing and always includes loads of fun. Many of the region’s finest musicians enjoy performing with this group. Whether they
perform for a sitting or hoofing audience, all are thoroughly entertained.
Often arriving in period costume, the musicians offer delightful listening
music, mostly written between 1910 and the mid-1930s. Audience members find
themselves singing along to songs they heard from grandma and grandpa and the
old time movies.

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members
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Winfield ParkerFRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018, 8 PM
Winfield Parker

Hailing from Cooksville, Maryland, Winfield Parker toured
with Little Richard and his band as a saxophone player before embarking on his
own international tour.
Always in demand for live concert appearances,
Winfield Parker delivered his unique style of soulful R&B to sell-out
crowds in every major city. Over the past 59 years, Winfield has traveled,
performed, and played with legends such as Mary Love and the Flirtations, Tommy
Hunt, and Maxine Brown.

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members
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Cissa PazFRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018, 8 PM
Cissa Paz

Brazilian singer-song writer Cissa Paz shares her diverse
cultural experiences with every audience she encounters. She composes and
arranges songs that are filled with the rich traditions of Afro-Brazilian and
Luso-African concepts. Cissa’s captivating stage presence and soulful voice
bring music that is fresh, fun, and rhythmic.

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members
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Warren WolfFRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018, 8 PM
Warren Wolf and Wolfpack

Warren Wolf performs with his band, Wolfpack, at Montpelier
Arts Center this spring! Warren is a Baltimore native and multi-instrument
musician who attended the Peabody Conservatory and played with the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra before pursuing his main goal of becoming a full time
performing musician. As a percussionist and pianist, Warren landed the piano
duties performing, recording, and touring in the Rachael Price Group, drumming
with alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, and performing with the Donal Fox Group.

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Sharón ClarkFRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018, 8 PM
Sharón Clark

Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought
festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Described by The New York Times as having a sound that evokes “a less operatic Sarah Vaughan fused with the more animated side of Shirley Horn. Ms. Clark’s
voice is rich, her phrasing unfussy, her jazz embellishments minimal.” Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel and with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.

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Chieli MinucciFRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018, 8 PM
Chieli Minucci &
Special EFX

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is the
longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group Special EFX. Chieli
Minucci, a major force in the jazz and world music scene for the past 35 years,
has won three Emmy Awards and has been nominated ten times for his eclectic
compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films
Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, and Panic.

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members
& seniors

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Montpelier Arts
Center

9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7800
410-792-0664
301-699-2544 (TTY)
montpelier.arts@pgparks.com
arts.pgparks.com
Montpelier Arts Center is a facility of The
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks
& Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts & Cultural Heritage
Division. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is
supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated
to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The
Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of
individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of the program start
date to request and receive a disability accommodation.