HPL - Music

25
Feb
2017

02-25-2017 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Hackley Public Library
Hackley Public Library
316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440, USA Muskegon, Mi 49440 United States
Free

JazzIn the Tradition Jazz Ensemble

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

In The Tradition began in Detroit in the early 1990’s when 5 members of the Neal Henry Septet formed the Christopher James/Charles Hopkins Quintet.  Over the years they became In the Tradition and found their calling.  Through the works of In The Tradition they “seek to educate listeners around the world about the African story, and hook the culturally disenfranchised members of the 'Diaspora' back into their heritage, laying on them [the] ensemble's refined expression of African-American classical music, in as authentic a presentation as they can muster.” (Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13)

“This band's métier is straight-ahead Jazz, unplugged and resplendent in all its acoustic simplicity and textural earthiness, and underpinned by rhythms inspired by all parts of the far-flung reaches of the African Diaspora”...Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13.

Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

 

14
Mar
2017

03-14-2017 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Hackley Public Library
Hackley Public Library
316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440, USA Muskegon, Mi 49440 United States
Free

Uneven GroundUneven Ground

6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 14

"Uneven Ground" is a four-piece traditional Celtic band that blends vocals with instrumentals to bring their listeners on a unique musical journey.  They play Celtic, Irish, English, Scottish music.  The members are Courtney Hutson, fiddle,vocals; Dave Closz, guitar,vocals; Tim Staudacher, mandolin,guitar; and Larry Halverson, whistle, flute.  

For more info check out:  https://www.facebook.com/unevengroundceltic/app_178091127385

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

 

10
Apr
2017

04-10-2017 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Hackley Public Library
Hackley Public Library
316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440, USA Muskegon, Mi 49440 United States
Free

Checkers MortonCheckers Morton

6:00 pm, Monday, April 10

April is Jazz month and to celebrate we have Checkers Morton playing at HPL.  If you come to hear Checkers Morton you may be a different person when you leave. What you will hear is a band of friends who have played together under this moniker for 40 years. You will hear music from the heart and soul - inspired by the flow of energy that originates at our Source. Original compositions by all of the members of the band, ranging from Dan's light hearted 'Padge' to Gus' deeply inspiring 'Little Raga'. You will hear this amazing music performed on wood, reeds, brass, ivory and primal drums. Checkers Morton is Dave Collee on bass, Gus VanStee on keys, Jim Beegle on trumpet, flueglehorn, congas and flute, Dan Giacobassi on saxes, flute and shakuhachi and Tim Froncek on the drums.  Checkers Morton came together in the early autumn of 1972 on the shores of Lake Michigan in Grand Haven, Michigan. The power of the lake and the power of Free Music forged a bond that is still strong today. Though decades and members have come and gone, those of us who remain still get together to honor that Muse which brings us such beauty and deep meditation ... Free Music ... Checkers Morton.  For more information see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CheckersMorton/timeline

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.