Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050
For information contact librarian Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.ventresslibrary.org and http://www.americasmusicworks.com/modernistics
Free admission; no tickets. Library and program room are handicapped accessible
Light refreshments served at post-concert social hour
Funded in part by VML Friends
The Modernistics make their debut in the VML Cultural Series on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. with a toe-tapping show of Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook. The group features the charismatic singing and tap dancing team of Ted and Pamela Powers, with the versatile and virtuosic Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar. Expect an exhilarating show with sizzling bebop tunes like My Little Suede Shoes by Charlie Parker and Webb City by Bud Powell, plus up-tempo song and dance numbers from the Great American Songbook, including Blue Skies, Let’s Fall in Love, Top Hat, Sunny Side of the Street, Paper Moon, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.
The Modernistics are Ted Powers, guitar, ukulele, tap and vocals; Pamela Powers, tap and vocals; Peter H. Bloom, flute; and Mark Leighton, guitar. The four artists have performed extensively in the United States and abroad. Peter H. Bloom, praised for his “hip, jazzy flute work” (allaboutjazz.com), has concertized with jazz and classical ensembles in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on more than 40 CDs. He is a veteran of the illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (44th season). Mark Leighton is acclaimed as a jazz and classical guitarist, performs across the Northeast, and serves on the faculties of Colby College and St. George’s School. Ted Powers’ career in jazz, blues, and pop includes several years as a solo performer in the south of France and tap-dancing in the U.S. with the legendary Jimmy “Sir Slyde” Mitchell. Pamela Powers has performed and taught in the United States, Germany and England. She studied with Harold Nicholas of the iconic Nicholas Brothers and with renowned Broadway choreographer Charles Hughes.