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August 2015

Paul Broadnax Quintet

August 23, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Ever-popular jazz vocalist, pianist, and Brownstore recording artist, Paul Broadnax comes to Maudslay this August to perform a special concert of standards with his wonderful ensemble. Known for his "King Thing" (Nat Cole's singing and playing), and the powerful influence of Joe Williams, Paul has appeared with many nationally recognized jazz artists including such notables as Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Milt Hinton and Dorothy Donegan, Alan Dawson, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Witherspoon, Diane Carrol, Donna Byrne and Rebecca Parris.…

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July 2016

New England Tenors

July 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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New England Tenors

The New England Tenors are a classically trained professional singing group made up of some of the finest tenor voices in New England. They have performed over 50 concerts and raised thousands of dollars for children’s charities. The group was formed by manager Mike Fay and includes Amesbury resident Damien Corcoran, who is considered the “Irish Tenor,” Giovanni Formisano, a classic “Italian Tenor,” and John Middleton-Cox, who is more of a crossover tenor. The special music program planned for the Maudslay Arts Center concert will…

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August 2016

Gilson Schachnik Brazilian Trio featuring vocalist Mirella Costa

August 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Gilson Schachnik

Schachnik started music instruction when he was eleven and studied with Hilton Valente and Antonio Bezzan. His professional career began when he was 22 years old, playing at nightclubs in San Paulo. He has toured throughout Brazil with artists Patricia Marx and Rosa Maria. Powered by Eventbrite

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Myanna

August 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists to be based in Massachusetts, Myanna plays music that mixes together jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing and catchy tunes. Her music, whether it is an original or a cover tune, is colorful and infectious, and she is a consistent crowd pleaser. Myanna was born in Monterey, growing up in a suburb of Boston. “Early on I heard classical music from my parents,” she remembers. “I played recorder when I was…

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July 2017

The Bobby Keyes Trio

July 8 @ 7:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Bobby Keyes Trio

Bobby Keyes is a guitarist whose career spans from American Roots to Pop Music, writing and performing with roots artist like Jerry Lee Lewis to pop artist Robin Thicke. Some of the songs he covers from other artists are Caravan, Brazil, Smile, Nightingale, Yellowbird. But, it is with his Trio that Bobby composes and performs the music which he is most passionate about; and where he defines our American musical heritage by blending rhythm and blues, country, jazz, rock, pop…

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Donna Byrne

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Donna Byrne can take her listeners on a journey down new musical avenues by using a wide range of deep, soulful vocal talents and a true artist's feel for interpretation and improvisation. Experimenting with her emotions and playing her versatile voice like an instrument, Donna's performances are always an example of a true seasoned professional. She is a perfect mix of talent and grace. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but…

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Hillyer Festival Orchestra

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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The Hillyer Festival Orchestra is committed to offering the highest quality opera classics and "pops" musical standards in a professional symphony concert format to audiences of all ages. Orchestra and vocal music from the best of opera, Broadway, film, and Big-Band literature presented in a fun, Boston Pops-like atmosphere, including sing-a-longs, educational comments, funny anecdotes and superlative entertainment. Effort is given to pleasing the audience with familiar favorites bringing to light special new compositions by American composers. Dirk Hillyer had…

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Hal McIntyre Orchestra directed by Don Pentleton and featuring Sinatra vocalist, Steve Marvin

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Billed as "The Band America Loves," the original McIntyre Orchestra debuted at the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, NY in 1941, as well as headline venues including New York's Commodore Hotel, Hollywood's Palladium Ballroom and Chicago's Sherman Hotel.  During the war years the group regularly played overseas for U.S. troops as well.  McIntyre continued leading the orchestra well into the 1950s (including an appearance backing the Mills Brothers on their 1952 chart-topper "Glow Worm".) Hal died in a house…

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The Don Campbell Band

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Don Campbell is an adult contemporary/country crossover and folk-rock singer-songwriter whose uniquely clear and well-delivered presentation of music supports the story in the song and welcomes the audience on board for the ride. Often compared to the sounds of Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, and Chris Isaak, Don and his ensembles are based out of New England. Don Campbell is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music is inspired by sources as diverse as the Celtic and Canadian Maritimes music of…

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Paul Broadnax & Friends

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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The child of two well-known and influential Boston-area classical musicians, Paul Broadnax was appreciating and performing music at an early age. His mother, Ellastine Lee Broadnax, was a legendary vocal and piano teacher. His school chums included Roy Haynes, Ray Perry, Alan Dawson, and other notables. Boston, at that time, resonated with the sound of jazz. After high school Paul served in the Air Force. While stationed at Shephard Field, Texas, he met his lifelong friend and musical director for…

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Amanda Carr with Les Femmes de Chanson

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Amanda Carr

From a Night in Tunisia to A Night to Remember this all female, all-star quartet delivers the American Songbook with a fresh spin and unique interpretations, yet stays true to the Songbook melodies we all know and love. International jazz recording artist Amanda Carr, along with pianist/vocalist Yvonne Monnett and bassist, Genevieve Rose present an intimate but energetic program that entices, engages and entertains.   Amanda Carr is a multi-styled vocalist/pianist, who has performed and recorded in the U.S. and abroad. Twice a feature story…

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August 2017

Rebecca Parris

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Rebecca Parris has performed jazz for nearly three decades, having produced over ten CDs. Admired by vocal icons Shirley Horn and Sarah Vaughan, Rebecca is known for her ability to convey a song’s underlying emotion through masterful phrasing and the infusion of feeling. She has an inherent sense of swing and musical structure, lending authenticity to her improvisations. You cannot listen to Parris for more than a few moments without being startled by her talent – startled by the range…

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Liz Frame & the Kickers

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Sounds that are gleaned from inspiration ultimately create a sound that inspires others. It’s a continuum that’s at the core of great music, music that exists for the ages and not merely within transitory circumstance. Indeed, Boston-based singer-songwriter   Liz Frame knows this all too well. She was weened on the music of her parents’ generation, absorbing the influence of their heartland heroes -- immortal and iconic artists like Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King and Elvis Presley, to name…

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Jonathan Edwards

August 19 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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JONATHAN EDWARDS Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends ... such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. This is one veteran performer who is neither grizzled…

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Shirim Klezmer Orchestra

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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"Klezmer" is the contraction of two Hebrew words meaning "instrument of song." It stands for both the music and the musician. A little bit Polish, a little Russian, and a little Near Eastern, the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra plays the music of the Eastern European Jews. It shimmers with all of the chutzpa, glorious joy, and soulful crying of the itinerant Yiddish troubadours who performed throughout Europe for 400 years. These wandering musicians traveled, often on foot, between the shtetls of…

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