Jazz, opera, instrumental & choral music, art, pottery & photography exhibits, living history portrayals, patriotic dinner, poetry and theater. Tickets available at the door. Program subject to change. Hours: 9am on 5/25/18; 10am on 5/26/18; 2:30pm on 5/27/18; Noon on 5/28/18
With the chill feeling of autumn around the corner in Elkins, the Elkins Jazz Walk brings four great bands to four different downtown venues. Strolling through the streets, between shows will bring relaxation to your body, and the Jazz music will bring restoration to your soul. Sit back, order a brew at the venues, and enjoy the music. Wristbands will be sold for $10 at this First Friday event, and will get you to experience all the lively jazz music of downtown Elkins. Tickets are sold at eventbrite.com.
As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car — The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin’, and let this hungry bunch “take you out of this atmosphere.” Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
In celebration of their 50th Anniversary Season, Greenbrier Valley Theatre welcomes the West Virginia Jazz Orchestra and guest artists to the stage at GVT. The evening will feature favorite show tunes and jazz standards, as well as a few surprises along the way. Join the Theatre in marking this momentous milestone!
Easy listening Jazz Quartet! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.
Highly acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon can scat, multi-note, slide and plunge just like he stepped out of the 1930s. A son of the classical jazz era, he is best known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Gordon’s arrangements and compositions range in style from Louis Armstrong to hip-hop laced with Deep South jazz roots soul. His high-energy, traditional hard-swinging style captivates audiences whether he’s performing before dignitaries and heads-of-state or elementary school children. He has 50 recording (23 as co-leader) to his credit, as well as 14 citations as the world’s finest trombone player. One of America’s foremost music educators, he is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.
The WVU Jazz ensembles will be performing high energy, fun, and exciting jazz music grounded in the swing style. Audiences will hear students presenting a mix of standards and fresh jazz arrangements.
This Carnegie Hall Mainstage Performance will feature The Subdudes, who over the course of 25 years and 10 albums, have quietly become one of America's national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock 'n' roll attitude, and folky social consciousness--not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you'll ever hear from any five musicians. Mainstage Lounge Host: Three Little Pigs Catering - Concert ticket holders may enjoy food and beverage before the show for only $5. (Lounge opens at 6:30pm and closes 5 minutes prior to the show.)
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music.
Save the Date! The 2017 Festival will be held September 23rd and 24th. More information will be posted as plans are finalized. 21 and over event. Saturday: 11 AM – 6 PM Sunday: 12 noon – 6 PM
Some of the region’s top jazz artists perform at the Stifel Fine Arts Center on select Saturdays throughout the year. Crowd-pleasing performers, expert showman and award-winning song stylists entertain crowds in the elegant, yet intimate, splendor of one of Wheeling’s grand properties. The 100-year-old Edemar Mansion (now known as the Stifel Fine Arts Center) is the former home of one of Wheeling’s most prominent families and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While enjoying a selection of desserts and wines that are available for purchase at all shows, marvel at the stained glass windows, grand central staircase, marble floors and the majestic fireplace in the formal living room. During warm weather, stroll through the gardens. You can also view the art on display in the gallery. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.
Multiple venues around Clarksburg will offer some of the best Jazz artists on the East Coast. Three shows will be performed by each artist. For more info, please contact Eric Spelsberg at 304-517-9813 or visit their website at www.clarksburguptown.com/events.