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  • PMAC Jazz Night 2020: Bird, Brubeck & Clark Terry at 100, Tribute and Legacy

    PORTSMOUTH - For the 13th straight year, PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center) will present Jazz Night, a series of curated concerts featuring the faculty of PMAC's Jazz Institute. Join many of the region’s top jazz musicians for this exploration of America's greatest original art form at the Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth, NH. The concerts will take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, two shows each night, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at themusichall.org or by calling 603-436-2400.
    Celebrate the 100th birthdays of three of the most important jazz musicians in American history: Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, and Clark Terry. On Friday night, the faculty of the PMAC Jazz Institute will perform a tribute concert featuring the music of these three jazz giants. On Saturday night, the concert will feature music by some of the jazz musicians who were most influenced by these three icons.
    "2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the births of three jazz legends: Charlie "Bird" Parker, Dave Brubeck, and Clark Terry. The influence of these three giants of jazz still resonates today throughout the jazz world. It is an honor to celebrate their achievements and recognize the legacy they left behind," says Russ Grazier, PMAC CEO and Co-Founder.

    Each JAZZ NIGHT features a different lineup of the best jazz musicians in the Seacoast, performing completely different, unique shows. Come for one or both evenings and go back in time as The Music Hall Loft is transformed into a NYC jazz club. Jazz Night is generously sponsored by Tangram 3DS, Vida Cantina and C&J Bus Lines.

    Friday Band: Chris Klaxton (trumpet), Eric Klaxton and Russ Grazier (saxes), Jeff Auger (keys), Bryan Killough (guitar), Nate Therrien (bass), and Jim Rudolf (drums).

    Saturday Band: Chris Klaxton (trumpet) Matt Langley and Russ Grazier (saxes), Mike Effenberger (keys), Jim Dozet (guitar), Nick Phaneuf (bass), and Mike Walsh (drums).
    Tickets are available for purchase at The Music Hall website https://www.themusichall.org/events/pmac-jazz-night/
    PMAC also offers “Jazz Day” concerts, sponsored by C&J Bus Lines. These performances provide local school children and clients of the Krempels Center an opportunity to experience live Jazz Music and ask the musicians questions. 
    Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music and visual arts school located at 973 Islington St. in Portsmouth. PMAC offers private instruction in music and visual arts, art classes for all ages and music ensembles and classes for all ages.
    For more information call 603.431.4278, email amy@pmaconline.org or visit our website, www.pmaconline.org.
     *photo courtesy of David J. Murray