2020-21 Lively Arts Series

Enjoy world class performing artists in our Lively Arts Series!

Arts & Culture 2020-21 Brochure

 

Dee Dee BridgwaterAn Evening with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap

Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Normandy Farm & livestream
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Triple GRAMMY® Winner, Tony® Winner and Jazz Legend Dee Dee Bridgewater puts her unique spin on standards and jazz classics. This fearless adventurer, pioneer and vocalist will be joined by GRAMMY® winner Bill Charlap, one of today’s premier jazz pianists. Together, for one very extraordinary evening, they will explore a wide range of material with impeccable style, skill and sensitivity.

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Jeff Boyer's Bubble TroubleJeff Boyer's Bubble Trouble

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Pottstown venue (details to be announced) & livestream
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Bubble Trouble – A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It is the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.


 

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping LizardsJazzy Ash presents You Can Play Ukulele

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Eisenhower Middle School*, Norristown & livestream
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An interactive virtual workshop for all ages, Jazzy Ash invites everyone to come along on a creative music adventure, learning how to play the ukulele! With her engaging personality, gorgeous voice and encouraging instruction, students can jump right in and play along. Hands-on musical experiences are a powerful tool for learning about musicianship, one's self and the world surrounding us. Through the YCPU curriculum, Jazzy Ash gently and playfully teaches music appreciation, technique, musicianship and songwriting. The approach is a combination of the play and inventive principles of the Orff Schulwerk Method and global focus of the World Music Pedagogy (Patricia Shehan Campbell).

"Jazzy Ash makes old songs joyous for new listeners while she acknowledges the creators of the work. Imagine a world where the music of your ancestors and the music of your descendants comes together and gets you dancing..." – Kathy O’Connell

 


 

Connie HanConnie Han Trio

Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Silo Ballroom, Normandy Farm & livestream

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“A decisively brazen talent…with an exhilarating control of her skills and vision” (All That Jazz), Connie Han, pianist and provocateur, brings her blend of edgy modern and traditional jazz that is fresh and rebellious. This Steinway Artist is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from the New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine and more.

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Close up of trio Ladies Sing the BlueLadies Sing the Blues featuring Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas and Charenee Wade

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Blue Bell Country Club & livestream
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Vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas and Charenee Wade channel the liberated spirits and pioneering vocalizations of four 1920s blues divas: Bessie Smith (the “Empress of the Blues”); Mamie Smith (the “Queen of the Blues”); Ma Rainey (the “Mother of the Blues”); and legendary stage and screen icon, Ethel Waters. Backed by a seven-piece band, led by pianist Mark Shane, the ladies demonstrate the ageless relevance of this important genre in American music, tackling love’s follies and stompin’ the blues away!

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This engagement of the Ladies Sing The Blues is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Artist Joey DeFrancesco Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Blue Bell Country Club & livestream
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Joey DeFrancesco was raised in Philadelphia, where the foundation of his roots in Jazz, Blues, and other musical art forms were born. To hear Joey DeFrancesco today, his music embodies the traditional art form infused with a distinct modern approach, just part of what makes his music unmistakably his own.

"Mr. DeFrancesco is a deeply authoritative musician, a master of rhythmic pocket, and of the custom of stomping bass lines beneath chords and riffs." – New York Times

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