Carpe Diem Summer Solstice Celebration June 24

Phil Wiggins

The 2nd Annual Carpe Diem Summer Solstice Celebration will take place on June 24, 5:00pm, at St. Michaels Auditorium, SMMHS. The event will feature Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks, with special guest tap dancer Baakari Wilder and singer-songwriter Lea Morris.

Phil Wiggins is arguably America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso. While rooted in the melodic Piedmont or “Tidewater” blues of the Chesapeake region, his mastery of the instrument now transcends stylistic boundaries. Born in Washington D.C. in 1954, Phil Wiggins achieved worldwide acclaim over three decades as one half of the premier Piedmont blues duo of Cephas & Wiggins. Since the death of guitarist and singer John Cephas in 2009, Phil brought his harmonica wizardry to bear in a variety of musical collaborations.”
– National Council for the Traditional Arts

TICKETS: $10-25 — Please pay what you can at the door.
Free for students 18 & under.

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
www.CarpeDiemArts.org
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Carpe Diem Arts Presents Guitarist Laurence Juber June 3

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Laurence Juber, Grammy winner and former lead guitarist with Paul McCartney and Wings. The event will take place at Waterfront Estate in Royal Oak on June 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer, and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

“Juber scores high marks for the clarion precision of his playing and for his tasteful arrangements.”
~ Downbeat

“A Master!“
~ Pete Townshend, The Who

One-hour concert followed by afternoon tea reception
TICKETS: $35-75
Please pay what you can in support of Carpe Diem Arts outreach to area schools and under-resourced communities
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3390213
Address will be provided with ticket purchase.
NOTE: Lower cost tickets available in exchange for volunteer hours.
More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
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Carpe Diem Arts Presents Lena Seikaly with Steve Herberman

Carpe Diem Arts will present its next “Music in the Gallery” concert on Sunday, May 20 at 5:00pm, a one-hour performance followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Contemporary Tapestry Gallery, 5592 Poplar Lane, Royal Oak, MD near the Bellevue landing of the Oxford ferry.

Celebrating their brand new recording, “A Little Closer” — a snapshot of the dynamic duo Lena Seikaly (vocals) and Steve Herberman (guitar), exploring favorites from their respective repertoires from the 1920s and ’30s through the hard bop and bossa nova eras. LENA SEIKALY is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C. Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), as well as a “major league young talent in jazz” by Duke Ellington’s biographer, Dr. John Hasse, Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. Lena has been featured at the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival and as part of Carpe Diem’s community concerts.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $7 for students and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. A limited number of free tickets are available in exchange for volunteer hours.

For more information, contact: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
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This concert is made possible with support from the Dock Street Foundation, the Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Dom Flemons

Carpe Diem Arts will present its next “Music in the Gallery” concert on Sunday, April 22 at 5:00pm, a one-hour performance followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Contemporary Tapestry Gallery, 5592 Poplar Lane, Royal Oak, MD near the Bellevue landing of the Oxford ferry.

Featured will be the internationally acclaimed Dom Flemons, GRAMMY® winning musician, singer-songwriter, and guardian of American song traditions.

As a founding member of the renowned Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band, Dom was able to explore his interest in bringing traditional music to new audiences. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. In his recent solo albums, Flemons draws from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, cowboy songs, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music, and jug-band music. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, and quills. His latest recording is issued on Smithsonian Folkways and reflects Dom’s extensive research on the remarkable song tradition of Black Cowboys. Little known but true fact is that 1 out of 4 cowboys was African American. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Dom Flemons in the intimate setting of Ulrika Leander’s glorious tapestry gallery.

For more information about Dom Flemons, visit www.theamericansongster.com

Tickets are $22 for adults, $7 for students and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3370206. A limited number of free tickets are available in exchange for volunteer hours.

For more information, contact: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183

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This concert is made possible with support from the Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, the Dock Street Foundation, and the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Slow Down Tommy

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Slow Down Tommy: Celtic, European and Old-Time Music & Irish Step-Dance
for St. Patrick’s Day. The event will take place at Talbot County Senior Center on March 13, 2018, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Slow Down Tommy paddles the rivers of traditional music, drinks deeply from the wellspring of old field recordings, and emerges with bellyfuls of historical knowledge and an artistic taste all their own. They draw from Irish, European and old-time American dance tunes and ballads, highlighting the genres’ commonalities and differences through sensitive and unconventional arrangements. Band members include Marty Frye (Irish flute), David McKindley-Ward (guitar), Jonathan Een Newton (cello/fiddle) and Anders Fahey (clawhammer banjo) — along with special guest Corinne Ducey, Irish stepdancer.

The monthly Second Tuesday Carpe Diem series of 45-minute performances are FREE and open to the public.
 Lunch is available at 12 noon for $2.75 (with one week advance reservation). RSVP: 410-822-2869 / abrown@uppershoreaging.org

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, and by the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF), Dock Street Foundation, Brookletts Place, the Artistic Insights Fund, and by individual contributions to the Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund/MSCF.

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
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NOTE: Mark your calendars for the next free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, April 10, featuring the Lea Morris in celebration of Earth Day. thisislea.com

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Victoria Vox

Victoria Vox will be in town for her fourth year of leading a week-long arts program for Tilghman Elementary School fifth graders.  From February 5th through 9th, these lucky kids will get to spend a week learning to play songs on their own ukuleles and then performing at their school.

While in town, Victoria will conduct a workshop in St. Michaels for ukulele players of any level — even beginners — in the community.  And she will end her week on the Shore with a concert at The Avalon in Easton.

Victoria Vox continues to wow her audiences with her fabulous ukulele and songwriting skills, her renowned mouth trumpet, and her infectious pop-folk-jazz style.  Come join in the fun with this award-winning singer-songwriter, featured on the Jay Leno show, the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and the cover of Ukulele Magazine. The concert will feature the VoxUke-Estra (area uke fans and students of Victoria) on several numbers — plus a host of love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Victoria is on tour celebrating her new CD release, “Colorful Heart.” For the Avalon concert,Victoria will be accompanied by her husband, Jack Maher, an accomplished singer and guitarist in his own right. Recently married, the two met in 1998 at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where they both received degrees in Songwriting.

Victoria Vox Workshop, Wednesday, February 7, 7 to 8:30 pm, The Studio ~ 933 S. Talbot St., Suite 14 ~ St. Michaels. All Levels Welcome. Tickets: $20. Advance registration required.

RSVP/Info: busygraham@carpediemarts.org; 301-466-0183 cell. StMichaelsStudio.com

Victoria Vox & Jack Maher in Concert with the Vox Uke-Estra! Saturday, February 10 ~ 8 pm. Celebrating Victoria’s brand new CD and Valentine’s Day! The Avalon — 40 E. Dover St. ~ Easton. Tickets: $20. Doors open at 7:30 pm. avalonfoundation.org

5-6pm rehearsal for uke players who want to join the Uke-Estra.

Advance registration for Uke-Estra: BusyGraham@carpediemarts.org. Will send songs ahead to practice.

Victoria’s visit is funded in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Tilgman Area Youth Association, the Dock Street Foundation, Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund of Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and the Avalon Foundation.

www.victoriavox.com www.victoriavox.com/jackandthevox

Carpe Diem Arts Presents The Grandsons

Carpe Diem Arts Presents The Grandsons: Valentine’s & Mardi Gras Celebration. The event will take place at Talbot County Senior Center on February 13, 2018, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Aptly described as “American music in a blender with the lid off,” The Grandsons find inspiration in New Orleans street parades, blues, rockabilly swing, jazz and honky tonk country. The Washington Area Music Association named The Grandsons Artist of the Year and dubbed their latest recording Album of the year.  www.grandsons.com

The monthly Second Tuesday Carpe Diem series of 45-minute performances are FREE and open to the public.
 Lunch is available at 12 noon for $2.75 (with one week advance reservation). RSVP: 410-822-2869 / clopez@uppershoreaging.org

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, and by the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF), Dock Street Foundation, Brookletts Place, the Artistic Insights Fund, and by individual contributions to the Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund/MSCF.

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
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NOTE: Mark your calendars for the next free lunchtime concert on Tuesday, March 13 featuring the 4-member band “Slow Down Tommy” in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. www.slowdowntommy.com

Carpe Diem Arts and SMCC Present “A Winter’s Eve of Revelry”

Carpe Diem Arts and St. Michaels Community Center join together again in presenting the second annual “Winter’s Eve of Revelry” at St. Michaels Auditorium on Sunday, December 17 at 3 pm.

Enjoy Scandinavian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian song and dance in celebration of the holidays. Talented musicians include Andrea Hoag on fiddle with Melissa Running on nyckelharpa (a traditional Swedish keyed fiddle); Jonathan Een Newton on the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, with singers Molly Hickman and Corinne Ducey; Lyuti Chushki Bulgarian Ensemble; the Slaveya vocal ensemble, along with members of the St. Michaels Middle High School Chamber Choir under the direction of Amy Effler.

Gerdan: Soul of Ukraine features the world-renowned duo of Andrei Pidkivka (flute) and Solomia Gorokhivska (violin and vocals).

As an additional attraction, the St. Michaels Middle High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society will be selling greeting cards along with small prints of student artwork in an effort to raise funds for our Artist-in-Residence Program. Student artists will be present to share their artwork and enthusiasm about the SMMHS program and its school-wide impact.

The St. Michaels Auditorium is located at 200 Seymour Ave. at St. Michaels Middle and High School.

Tickets are $10-25 (general admission, sliding scale: pay-what-you-can) and are available for purchase at the door. The event is FREE for children and students ages 18 and under.

More info: www.carpediemarts.org/celebrations-at-st-michaels-auditorium or contact busygraham@carpediemarts.org 

This concert is presented with support from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Artistic Insights Fund, Dock Street Foundation, and Carpe Diem Arts individual contributors.

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Diana V. Saez & Friends

Carpe Diem Arts Presents Diana V. Saez & Friends: Hispanic Heritage. The event will take place at Talbot County Senior Center on October 10, 2017, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A native of Puerto Rico, Diana V. Saez is a widely renowned singer and musician, choral director, and champion of the arts. She founded and for 25 years directed Coral Cantigas and presented an acclaimed series of concerts celebrating diverse song traditions. Diana has received numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding achievements. Director of the World Bank-IMF Choral Society, and co-founder of the children’s music group Cantaré, Diana V. Saez knows how to create fun, entertaining experiences for audiences young and old. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Diana and Friends!

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, and by the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF), Dock Street Foundation, Brookletts Place, the Artistic Insights Fund, and by individual contributions to the Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund/MSCF.

These monthly 45-minute performances are FREE and open to the public. 
Lunch is available at 12 noon with advance reservations for $2.75. RSVP: 410-822-2869 / jneal@uppershoreaging.org

More information: busygraham@carpediemarts.org or 301-466-0183
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dianavsaez.com

Summer Solstice Concert on June 25

Building on the success of the first annual Winter’s Eve of Revelry in December 2016, Carpe Diem Arts and St. Michaels Community Center join forces again to present the first annual Summer Solstice Concert at St. Michaels Auditorium on Sunday, June 25, at 5pm.

Featured will be Anne Watts and the internationally renowned 8-piece band BOISTER, described by Tom Hall of WYPR and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society as “a band with an international profile that defies categories… performances that are intriguing and packed full of unexpected delights…. Beautiful… haunting, ethereal, compelling.”  The band’s film scores have been hailed by critics, and Watts was named “Best Pop Composer” by Baltimore’s City Paper in 2014.  Band members are: Anne Watts from Cambridge, Maryland, J. Warren Boes, Craig Considine, John Dierker, Jim Hannah, Lyle Kissack, Chas Marsh, and Glenn Workman. Instrumentation includes guitar, trombone, bass clarinet, hand percussion, drums, bass, piano/keyboard, accordion, and vocals.

Boister band

Opening for Anne Watts and Boister will be the acclaimed Lena Seikaly Trio, frequent performers at the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival; also featured with Ramzi Aburedwan and Dal’ouna Ensemble from Palestine.  Lena Seikaly is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C., and has been called “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” by the Washington Post.  She is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles.  Lena’s voice and style are perfect for her concerts in celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday this year.

The St. Michaels Auditorium is located at 200 Seymour Ave. at the St. Michaels Middle and High School.  Tickets are $10-25 (general admission, sliding scale: pay-what-you-can) and are available for purchase at the door.  The show is FREE for children and students ages 18 and under.

This concert is presented with support from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Artistic Insights Fund, Dock Street Foundation, and Carpe Diem Arts individual contributors.