Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Trumpet Summit, A First For Cape Cod!
Featuring Steve Ahern, Mark Greel & Johnny Souza on Trumpets & Vocals Performing Individually & Together
460 Commerical Street, Provincetown
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Steve Ahern (trumpet & vocals) resides in Florida and has traveled extensively to perform his music. His debut CD, “At Last,” received national acclaim and features him performing on trumpet, flute and flugelhorn. Steve has performed with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Manhattan Transfer, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Maureen McGovern, Joni Mitchell, Doc Severinsen, and Tony Bennett. On Cape Cod, he performs with the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet and worked for many years with Marie Marcus.
Mark Greel is considered to be one the most talented and versatile multi-instrumentalists in New England. He has mastered 6 different instruments and is recognized as a heartfelt and passionate vocalist. His trumpet playing has been compared to the sound and style of Miles Davis and his vocals are reminiscent of the great Chet Baker. Performing on Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soprano and Alto Saxes, Guitar and Flute, Mark brings a versatility to each performance that is unmatched in the industry. His performing styles run from the classic Jazz masters to the best of today’s contemporary Jazz artists.
Johnny Souza, Trumpeter/Singer/Composer, is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in music performance. He performs with some of the top names in jazz and his group regularly performs at concert venues and jazz clubs. Johnny's band has also performed at Boston's Symphony Hall on multiple occasions. He has two recordings as leader to his credit: "My Shining Hour" and "Meet Me in the City" which are both in circulation on jazz radios stations and receive national airplay. Johnny's original song "Boston Hub of my Heart" has received rave reviews and has been featured at Fenway Park. Johnny is making his Provincetown Jazz Festival debut.
Steve Ahern, Mark Greel, and Johnny Souza will be accompanied by Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
PETER & WILL ANDERSON
Peter & Will Anderson “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times), are identical twins and are two of the most extraordinary jazz woodwind players today. Born and raised in Washington D.C., the Andersons moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School. They’ve performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Paquito D’Rivera and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Radio Program. The Andersons have headlined in over 45 U.S. states, throughout Brazil, Japan, the U.K., and six times in NYC’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside Jimmy Heath, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, and Jimmy Cobb. Vanity Fair magazine listed their debut album in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz,” and the Washington Post called their music “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.” Peter & Will Anderson will be accompanied by Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
Leslie Boyle (vocals) opens the concert and came to Cape Cod when she was 10-years-old and her first solo performance was in 8th grade when she sang in front of an audience of over 400 people and received her first standing ovation. Leslie can be found performing across Cape Cod for concerts, events, parties, and restaurants with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group, Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group, Cape Conservatory Jazz Ensemble (big band), Mike Dumas Band, and pianist/husband Fred Boyle. Leslie is a versatile singer with a wide range of musical styles. Leslie will be accompanied by Alan Clinger on guitar, Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.