Monday, July 11, 2022
Dane Vannatter & Cape Cod Jazz Quintet
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Dane Vannatter (vocals) resides in Ohio and is the recipient of two BackStage Bistro Awards and The Boston Globe says Dane has “a style that blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care, and a distinctive style that leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won't leave....his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!" In Boston, Dane sang for Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary before a record crowd of 40,000. Dane performs at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention at Town Hall in Manhattan and regularly in venues in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Boston, Cape Cod, and he performed a duet on stage with Patti LaBelle in Columbus on her classic “Lady Marmalade.” Dane’s 4th CD Give Me Something Real was released to much critical acclaim. Dane will be accompanied by the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet.
CAPE COD JAZZ QUINTET
The Cape Cod Jazz Quintet will open the concert with a Tribute To Freddie Hubbard. The Cape Cod Jazz Quintet is comprised of five of Cape Cod’s top Jazz Musicians with Steve Ahern on trumpet & flute, Bruce Abbott on sax & flute, Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums. The Cape Cod Jazz Quintet has appeared at concerts and private events across Cape Cod, accompanied vocalists Dane Vannatter, Siobhan Magnus, Cassandre McKinley, Leslie Boyle, and recorded two CDs including one with Dane Vannatter.
Monday, August 8, 2022
Leala Cyr & Cameron Shave make their Provincetown Jazz Festival debuts!
Cotuit Center for the Arts
4404 Falmouth Road
Leala Cyr (vocals & trumpet) lives in Connecticut and is fast becoming one of the most sought-after jazz vocalists of her generation. A rare “double threat,” Cyr complements her impeccable vocals with a warm, golden tone on the trumpet. As a member of Esperanza Spalding’s “Radio Music and Chamber Music Societies,” she has performed around the world at highly regarded festivals and venues. She has also appeared on The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The View, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Austin City Limits, and more. In February 2019, Cyr released her debut album, First Instinct. A blend of originals, standards and Brazilian grooves, the album showcases her unique talent for vocal improvisation as well as her ingenuity as a songwriter and arranger. Leala will be accompanied by Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
Cameron Shave (trumpet) from Massachusetts will open the concert and he catapulted into the local spotlight at age 11 when his trumpet was heard on the streets of Providence, RI. It didn't take long before this phenom was internationally recognized as a prodigious star. At age 18, Cameron is a Jazz Scholarship winner of the International Trumpet Guild and one of four winners of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition at the Boston Pops. Cameron was selected as one of five trumpet players in the 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble and was selected by audition into the Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy directed by Wynton Marsalis. In addition to his trumpet playing, Cameron is a composer, arranger and bandleader of three bands, including a big band, peforming across New England. Cameron will be accompanied by Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Chuck Redd & Ben Collins-Siegel make their Provincetown Jazz Festival debuts!
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)
460 Commercial Street
Chuck Redd (vibes) is from the Washington, D.C. area and is well known internationally as a performer on vibraphone and drums. Chuck began recording and touring the globe when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd and Herb Ellis). To his credit are 25 European tours and six tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra. Chuck was a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for 15 years. He has been featured on over 80 recordings. Chuck will be accompanied by Chris Grasso on piano, Marshall Wood on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
Ben Collins-Siegel (piano) will open the concert and he is a fifteen-year-old pianist who resides in New Jersey. He is the winner for the 45th DownBeat Student Music Awards in the category of High School Jazz Soloist. At the 2022 national Essentially Ellington Competition, Ben was awarded Outstanding Pianist, Outstanding Bassist, and Outstanding Rhythm Section. He was also awarded outstanding soloist at the New Jersey State Competition (NJAJE) state finals. Ben was featured in Jersey Jazz as “The Bright Future of Jazz” and was awarded outstanding soloist at the 12th annual Charles Mingus festival, where he performed with the Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard. Ben was asked to join legendary jazz pianist and Steinway Artist Fred Hersch for Steinway & Sons' first virtual jazz masterclass. Ben is a member of The Baker Street Trio and has performed at the Montclair Jazz Festival, Jazz Forum in Tarrytown (NY), the National Arts Club (honoring Christian McBride), and the New Jersey Jazz Society. Ben will be accompanied by Marshall Wood on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.