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Jazz Up Close with Noah Baerman featuring Steve Wilson

Jazz Up Close Steve WilsonSaturday September 10,
1:30 pm

Hubbard Room

Resonant Motion, Inc. presents the third event of “Spanning Generations” the 2016 Jazz Up Close series on Saturday, September 10 at 1:30 pm in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. For this event alto and soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson joins bassist Henry Lugo and pianist/series curator Noah Baerman.  

Steve Wilson has become an indispensable part of the New York City jazz scene in the nearly thirty years since moving there from his native Virginia to join Out of the Blue, an all-star sextet of young musicians assembled by Blue Note Records. Since then he has been an important contributor to the bands of Chick Corea’s Origin, Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, Christian McBride’s Inside Straight, Buster Williams’s Something More, Ralph Peterson’s Fo’tet, Dave Holland’s Quintet and many other groups. A veteran of over 150 recordings, the most recent of his eight acclaimed albums as a bandleader is a live recording from the fabled Village Vanguard with his quartet, Wilsonian Grain. An in-demand educator, Mr. Wilson serves as Associate Professor of Music at City College of New York and is on faculty at the Juilliard School.  

This program is made possible by the generosity of the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with David Chandler

Tuesdays, September 13, 20; 11:00am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Room 2

Mindfulness is defined as focusing one’s attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. David Chandler, M.S., in Integrative Health and Healing, will teach a one-hour workshop on Mindfulness Meditation. This is a practice that fosters mindfulness through a systematic method of focusing one’s attention. No previous experience is necessary. All are welcome. 
This is a drop-in program.


Cultural Connections Women’s Group

Wednesday, September 21 - 5:30 to 6:45 PM
Hubbard Room

Women of all nationalities are invited to come and meet other immigrant women in order to help one another adapt to American culture. Get help with local resources and network. Share stories, tips and make new friends.
Children are welcome. Fluency in English is not necessary.
Drop-in, no registration.

Free Concert: The Caroline Doctorow Duo Caroline Doctrow

Saturday September 24, 1:30 PM
The Hubbard Room

Daughter of renowned author E.L. Doctorow, Caroline Doctorow's original folk songs and her very personal tribute to songwriters of the '60s IS folk music at its finest. She will be concentrating on the work of performers such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, among others. This promises to offer the listener a unique perspective of this significant period in our country's musical history. 

Caroline Doctorow is a chart-topping folksinger and songwriter, with a stirring voice that recalls Judy Collins and Sandy Denny. In addition to eleven solo albums, she released the first retrospective of the work of folk icons Richard and Mimi Fariña called AnotheCountry which received critical acclaim. She has just concluded a sold-out tour of venues in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas.

This concert has been funded by The Friends of Russell Library.


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