Jazz Beyond Borders invites music lovers to hear some of the greatest music of the Jazz Age in a salute to the Gershwin Brothers on Sunday, April 24, while enjoying the delicious Mediterranean cuisine and ambiance of Cafe Mezzanotte.
For over two years, the venue has been the site of a monthly world music and jazz series drawing listeners from all over Anne Arundel County and surrounding states. By presenting music indoors, outdoors and online, concert hosts have managed to present the longest continuously running music series offered in the county in recent years.
The April concert features the sounds of Seth Kibel and his musical cohorts: pianist Ellington Carthan, double bassist Bob Abbott and drummer Wes Crawford with special guest vocalist Theresa Sise. Along with Paulina Phillips of Jazz Beyond Borders, Sise is the co-founder and frequent hostess of the series. Also a popular jazz vocalist in the region, Sise has sold out many shows and performed extensively with big bands as well as her own group, Sweet Tea.
Join the entertainers as they take a swinging trip through the repertoire of America's greatest songwriting team: George and Ira Gershwin. In addition to performing on clarinet, saxophone and flute, Kibel will share historic context and insight into these timeless works of popular song which continue to influence music around the globe to this day.
Look forward to such tunes as the enduring 1926 ballad, "Someone to Watch Over Me," and the hot jazz favorite, "Fascinating Rhythm" from 1924. Sise will contribute jewels like the iconic "Summertime" written in 1934 for Porgy and Bess, and "Our Love is Here to Stay."
Cafe Mezzanotte is located at 760 Ritchie Highway (410-647-1100). Parking is free and easy. Seating is at 4:00pm for the 4:30pm show. The second show audience will be seated at 7:00pm for the 7:30pm show. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Instant Seats (select Cafe Mezzanotte as the venue).
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