The last in our SPRING 2013 CONCERT SERIES:
Join us on Saturday, June 1 at 7PM in the air conditioned Common Room, for An Evening of Jazz, featuring our own Dean, Alice, and Buffie Groves; Bob and Fran Tyler with Linda Conrad; plus special guests, Fretless!
Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Refreshments available. Net proceeds to benefit Bedford Habitat for Humanity.
Program: The program opens with Fretless, an a cappella quartet known for lush harmonies and an eclectic mix of styles, singing favorites such as “Java Jive,” and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” Groves3 will treat the audience to some traditional jazz favorites such as their close-harmony arrangements of “Stars Fell On Alabama,” and “Old Cape Cod.” The incomparable Alice Groves will sing “Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans)” and other favorites. The Tyler family will perform their close-harmony arrangement of “Take The A Train,” along with other jazz hits, and there are bound to be some surprises!
Performers: Fretless debuted in June 1999. Their members are Elizabeth Walsh, soprano; Suzanne Jubenville, alto; Grant Hicks, baritone; and David Getty, tenor. The Groves family have performed all their lives. Alice is a consummate song stylist. Dean has been composing, playing, and arranging music for over 40 years. Buffie is a multi talented folksinger who is half of Fishken & Groves, a hugely popular fixture of the local folk scene. The Tyler family, likewise, are well known musicians. Bob and Fran Tyler have been creating music for 61 years around Boston and New England as well as in Florida, New York, and Oregon. Their daughter, Linda, is a singer and flute player who often performs with Bob and Fran.
It is sure to be a cool evening—don’t miss it!