Bucks County Playhouse will have fun the arrival of spring with the return of stay music and the launch of a Spring Music Collection for the months of April and Might.
The spotlight of the sequence is the playhouse debut of legendary jazz artist, Wynton marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Heart Septet. This world-renowned jazz ensemble will current three concert events benefiting the Playhouse on April 17 and 18. Tickets are at the moment on sale at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org.
With ongoing capability limits mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this playhouse efficiency options the Septet JLCO with Wynton marsalis in a uncommon small group setup that may depart audiences impressed and uplifted with all of the vigor, imaginative and prescient and depth of American music.
“For sure, we’re all prepared for some stay music in our lives, and we’re excited to kick off our spring season with this intimate live performance sequence that celebrates the human spirit … with all audiences six toes away. from a distance! We’re honored to current the extraordinary Wynton marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Heart Septet in three fundraising performances for Bucks County Playhouse, ”says Alexander Fraser, Manufacturing director. And the music retains coming with common appearances from Thatcher and Sharkey, of the Philadelphia Sizzling Membership with Phyllis Chapell, Swearingen & Kelli and the Zmeds. For many who are comfy attending, we stay up for these enchanted evenings. . “
Jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, conductor, advocate of the humanities and educator Wynton marsalis helped propel jazz to the forefront of American tradition. His outstanding place in American tradition was consolidated in April 1997 when he grew to become the primary jazz artist to obtain the Pulitzer Prize for music for his work Blood on the Fields, commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Heart. In 2012, he was appointed CEO and Inventive Director of the world-renowned arts group, which he co-founded in 1987. He had served as Inventive Director and Music Director of the Jazz at Lincoln Heart Orchestra since its inception. Jazz at Lincoln Heart has developed a global program with as much as 500 occasions per 12 months world wide.
Underneath the course of Mr. Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Heart programming options Peabody Award-winning performances, lectures, movie boards, dance, tv and radio reveals as a part of the Jazz at Lincoln Heart nationwide radio program. Radio, recordings and coaching on jazz, together with applications for individuals. of all ages and music publishing. Mr. Marsalis usually conducts grasp lessons, lectures and concert events for college kids, together with the favored Jazz at Lincoln Heart Jazz for Younger PeopleSM concert events which spawned the first-ever complete jazz appreciation program of the identical title for college kids in grades 4 to 9. Academic actions additionally embody the annual Primarily Ellington Excessive Faculty Jazz Band Competitors and Pageant which has reached over 3,500 bands in North America and Australia, and the Band Director Academy.
Jazz at Lincoln Heart Orchestra Septet live performance tickets with Wynton marsalis are $ 250 for most popular seats and $ 750 for VIP seats. Most well-liked tickets include a CD. VIP tickets embody precedence seating, a post-show champagne toast, a signed CD, and an intimate interview with Wynton. A portion of all tickets is tax deductible.
The Spring Music sequence additionally encompasses a extensive mixture of musical acts – relating folks, rock, jazz and world music.
April 1 and a couple of at 8 p.m. are CRAIG THATCHER AND CLIFF STARKEY. Artist and bandleader Thatcher and keyboardist / vocalist Starkey have been performing collectively for the reason that early 2000s, beginning with a tour and recording with Nina Simone’s daughter Lisa “Simone” Kelly. Since that point they’ve developed a really distinctive performing relationship on stage, swapping songs forwards and backwards, in a really relaxed and fulfilling approach, spanning many alternative musical genres from blues, soul, R&B. , rock and folks, with a beneficiant portion of Craig’s unique compositions. Tickets value $ 40 every.
THE PHILADELPHIA HOT CLUB WITH PHYLLIS CHAPELL will current two concert events – Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24 at 8 p.m. with singer Phyllis Chapell. Based in 2011 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig, The Sizzling Membership of Philadelphia is an thrilling acoustic ensemble devoted to enjoying ‘Gypsy Jazz’ – the musical style pioneered by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Sizzling Membership of France Quintet. With the usage of acoustic guitars, bass and violin, slightly than horns and drums, the quintet added French and Gypsy sounds and created a mixture of common and accessible music. The Sizzling Membership Philly mixes the unique model of those style breakers with their very own trendy influences. The group has carried out throughout the area: the PIFA Pageant on the Kimmel Heart, World Café Reside, Sellersville Theater, WHYY-NPR, Musikfest, Philadelphia People Pageant, Barnes Basis and Phila Museum of Artwork, to call a number of. Tickets value $ 40 every.
SWEARINGEN & KELLI return to Bucks County Playhouse with their common present THE MUSIC OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – recreating the music, reminiscences and magic of probably the most well-known folk-rock duo of our time. AJ Swearingen has been performing this music for 20 years with a mastery of Paul Simonthe advanced guitar enjoying. Their deep baritone blends completely with Kelli’s angelic voice, providing a real homage to the sound of performances on the Greenwich Village cafe in New York within the Nineteen Sixties. The duo’s mission is to share this iconic music to new audiences. nationwide and has been performing and writing music collectively since 2010. Performances will happen on Might 1 at 2 p.m. and eight p.m. and Might 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets value $ 45 every.
THE ZMED BROTHERS, Zachary and Dylan, additionally return to Bucks County Playhouse, the place their earlier present, “The Everly Brothers Expertise,” is consistently offered out. This time, these gifted brothers (sons of actor and tv icon, Adrian zmed, who additionally appeared on the Bucks County Playhouse within the play “Middletown” in 2019) returns with a model new present. This dynamic duo will carry out songs made well-known by different sister artists, together with The Everly Brothers, Seashore boys, The Louvin Brothers, The Bee Gees and extra. The performances will happen on Might 7 and eight at 8 p.m. Tickets value $ 45.
Bucks County Playhouse is providing particular sequence reductions for patrons wishing to attend two or extra of the spring concert events (excluding Wynton marsalis). Ticket consumers can save as much as 20% on reveals by Might 2021. For extra info, go to, BucksCountyPlayhouse.org/SpringConcertSeries.
Bucks County Playhouse has developed rigorous safety protocols to guard these working behind the scenes and within the entrance of the home, together with virus testing, masks necessities for everybody contained in the Playhouse , frequent cleansing, Merv 15 rated HVAC filters and restricted behind-the-scenes entry. A listing of protocols is on the market on the Playhouse web site. Tickets for these stay music occasions can be found at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or name 215-862-2121.