Tuesday May 03 :
Ryles Jazz Club
Return of the John Payne Sax Choir
Sets at 8 pm & 9:30 pm
(Cambridge, MA 02139) John Payne
Quartet joined by the "Born Again"
35-member John Payne Music Center
Saxophone Choir, under the
direction of Duncan Martin.
Tuesday, May 3rd, sets at 8 pm & 9:30 pm. Tickets: $10.
Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge. For advance
tickets and information: 617-876-9330 or www.ryles.com.
For one night only, the John Payne
Music Center (JPMC) Saxophone Choir will rise up and be "Born Again,"
participating in this year's Greater
Boston's Jazz Week '11. The Sax Choir, led by arranger,
conductor, and sax mentor Duncan
Martin, will provide the accompanying soundscape for JPMC's
founder John Payne (on soprano,
alto, and tenor sax) and his Quartet, with Adam Feldman on piano, Peter Tillotson on bass, and Rick Klane on drums.
The last time the Sax Choir graced Boston-area clubs was in
November 2006. Before then, from September 1980 on, the Sax Choir
had been very active, making five TV appearances and performing
regularly at various venues around town, including Regattabar,
Scullers, the old Oxford Ale House, the old Tam O' Shanter, and Ryles
Jazz Club. During that stretch of time, the Sax Choir rubbed
elbows with the likes of Livingston Taylor, Aretha Franklin, and on two
occasions with soon-to-be-elected President Bill Clinton, who even sat
in with them in 1992, when they performed at a Democratic fundraiser at
the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
The Sax Choir is made up of alums and the current student body at the John Payne Music Center (JPMC).
Highly acclaimed sax player John Payne
founded this music center, based in Brookline MA, because he firmly
believed in the importance of providing competent, caring musical
instruction to students of all ages with the clear intention of not
only increasing musical ability but also maximizing musical
enjoyment. JPMC has been going strong since the early 80's, with
many students evolving into professional musicians.
For the "Born Again" concert
to be held during this year's Jazz Week, the Sax Choir will be
providing support to soloist John Payne and his Quartet, who will be
performing works by Phil Woods, Victor Feldman, Mike Mainieri, Stevie
Wonder, and Harold Mabern. They will also perform two original tunes:
"Gringo Salso" by John Payne and "Silver Lining" by Duncan Martin as
well as Martin's lush arrangement of the spiritual "Nobody Knows the
Trouble I've Seen." The choir will include the following 35
Asa Ericsdotter, Miriam Hyman, Emma MacAllister, Laurie Mass, Sandra Pilotto, Robert Saper, Eleanor Shavell, Janelle Slobodkin;
Alto 2 section:
Jill Altshuler (mother of
section mate Zack Altshuler), Zack
Altshuler (son of section mate Jill Altshuler), Rebecca Bradeen, Tim Brenner, Jason Chari, Amandine Crespy, Paul Foisy, Daniel Gorton, Nancy Gutmann, Richard Winter, Thomas Wucherpfennig;
Tenor 1 section:
Ron Brunelle, John Clippinger, Joe Moynihan, Martha Osler, Marianne Rooney;
Tenor 2 section:
Chip Benson, Jeffrey Berstein, Harvey Cox, Heather Hermann, John Mruk, Ed Musman, Bob Tumposky, Lynn Tibbetts;
John Fierke, Dennis Hart, Noam Levine.
dinner : 5:00 pm
show : 8:00pm
genre : jazz
venue : mainstage