Grafton Inn hosts
Joan Carlock Memorial
GRAFTON -- On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Grafton Inn will host the fourth annual jazz concert to honor the memory of Joan Carlock.
Musicians include Draa Hobbs on guitar, special guest from Boston’s Berklee College Of Music Rich Greenblatt on vibes, George Kaye on bass and Tim Gilmore on drums. The group will be performing a wide variety of music, including originals and rare tunes written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Vibraphone virtuoso Greenblatt has released three critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. His CD "Hat Trick" was acclaimed in Downbeat Magazine and All About Jazz. He is a professor at Berklee College in Boston. Admission is free.
Pianist John Nilsen plays at Methodist Church
BRATTLEBORO -- Award-winning Oregon pianist John Nilsen will perform at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Nilsen’s recent CD is "Places I Go," released by the Magic Wing label which he founded in 1987. "Places I Go" is Nilsen’s first solo piano recording in 24 years and combines folk, classical and jazz. Prior to that, he released "John Nilsen and Swimfish," featuring his guitar work, vocals and original songs in a folk rock style with full band. He released another album with Swimfish in June 2012.
Nilsen launched his career under the tutelage of guitarist Guthrie Thomas
First United Methodist Church is handicapped-accessible. An offering will be collected. For more information, call 802-254-4218 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHCA hosts jazz and blues dinner and show
WILMINGTON -- On Saturday, Oct. 6, MHCA will present a Dinner and a Show Fundraiser titled "Jazz and Blues Standards and Originals."
Beginning at 5 p.m. with a wine, cheese and fruit social, the evening continues with a four-course dinner at 6 p.m., and the show at 8 p.m. with Samirah Evans, vocalist, and Eugene Uman on piano. The event will be held at the Mountaineer Inn, Handle Road, West Dover. Seating is limited to 50, and tickets are $45 per person.
For information, visit memhall.org.