Fri, Dec 08|
Pianist Michael Arnowitt and the ImproVisions Jazz Trio
Jazz Trio - $21 in Advance | $25 at the Door. Student rate $10. Show will also be Livestreamed from Cadenza's Facebook page. Contributions to the artist are encouraged.
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2023, 7:00 PM
Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport, ME 04032, USA
About The Event
Michael Arnowitt, piano
Clyde Stats, bass
Keith Gibson, drums
Pianist Michael Arnowitt is joined by Clyde Stats on upright bass and Keith Gibson on drums in a colorful and diverse program of jazz past and present. They will perform jazz classics by Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Bill Evans, along with Michael Arnowitt’s versions of jazz standards such as There Will Never Be Another You and Autumn Leaves. Their program also features selections from Michael Arnowitt’s Jazz Suite from West Side Story, his arrangements of Gershwin’s My Man’s Gone Now from Porgy and Bess and the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby, and some of Arnowitt’s original music from his jazz album Sweet Spontaneous. The trio will also play two of the pianist’s jazz arrangements of classical music, one based on Bartok’s Roumanian Dance no. 1, and “Burana Bop,” based on musical material from Carl Orff’s exciting and dramatic Carmina Burana.
Michael Arnowitt grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts where he was a child prodigy. During his childhood he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and was guest soloist twice with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Washington Post said of a concert Michael Arnowitt performed at the National Gallery of Art, "he played with an exquisite sense of touch, color and musical imagination ." Currently living in Toronto, Michael Arnowitt is well known for his warm onstage manner with audiences of all ages and has delighted music lovers in concert halls and clubs around the world. He has given seven concert tours of Europe, has toured Russia and Korea, and when international touring to China fully resumes, he will be performing an 8 concert tour of China with the jazz guitarist Steve Blair. On this New England tour, Michael Arnowitt will be joined by Clyde Stats on upright bass, who has performed with jazz greats Mose Allison, Bobby Watson, James Carter, and Joe Lovano, and Keith Gibson on drums, who has performed with Branford & Delfayo Marsalis, Melba Moore, Barry Harris, Jon Faddis, Donald Harrison, and Don Braden. Come join Michael, Clyde, and Keith for a pleasant evening of intimate jazz