Dedicated to the Continuation and Preservation of America's Indigenous Art Form
Jazz Alive presents their 2022 Summer Concert Series at the historic Waterfowl Building located at 40 South Harrison Street in Easton, Maryland. Continuing the club-like setting of the 2021 series, concertgoers can reserve seats at tables set throughout the hall that offer great views of the stage while enjoying a beverage and lite snacks from a candlelit table.
The Waterfowl Building is at 40 South Harrison Street in Easton, Maryland. Tickets are $48 and available at jazz-alive.org or at the door the day of the event. Students attend free with a Student ID. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds from ticket and concession sales support Jazz Alive’s mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.
The 2022 Summer Concert Series kicks off on June 25, 2022 with one of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna. Larry is known for his gorgeous tenor saxophone sound, the beauty of his balladry, and his fluid, bebop-inspired improvisations. After six decades in his profession, his international reputation as both a masterful jazz improviser and educator is firmly established. Over the years, Larry has performed and recorded with many jazz stars including Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Barry Harris, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Harry Allen, Terell Stafford, Eric Alexander, Bill Charlap, Warren Vaché, Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, and Frank Sinatra.
Larry McKenna – tenor saxophone | Tom Lawton – piano | Kevin MacConnell – bass
Dan Monaghan – drums
July 30 - Vocalist Joanna Pascale
The second concert of the Jazz Alive Summer Concert Series takes place on July 30, 2022 with Philadelphia-based vocalist Joanna Pascale, who insists that she cannot perform a song unless she can connect personally with its lyrics. But once she’s found that connection, there’s no one who can better convey the emotion of those words more directly and intimately than Pascale. A singer of sophisticated taste, profound expressiveness, and raw emotion, Pascale is also a gifted educator who is a member of the vocal faculty at both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. She’s been featured on recordings by Jeremy Pelt, Tim Warfield, Orrin Evans, Larry McKenna, the Temple University Jazz Band, and Garry Dial and Dick Oatts. Pascale made her recording debut with 2004’s When Lights Are Low, followed by the 2008 CD Through My Eyes and a 2010 duo recording with pianist Anthony Wonsey. With the 2015 release of Wildflower, she revealed her most personal and diverse collection to date.
Joanna Pascal – vocals | Fred Hughes – piano | Paul Langosch – bass
Dan Monaghan - drums
August 27 - Guitarist Shawn Purcell | Organist Pat Bianchi | Drummer Jason Tiemann
Jazz Alive concludes its 2022 Summer Concert Series on August 27, 2022, with the powerhouse trio of guitarist Shawn Purcell, organist Pat Bianchi, and drummer Jason Tiemann. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shawn Purcell is a jazz guitarist, educator, arranger, and composer in the Washington DC region whose credits include performances and tours with Terell Stafford, Nicholas Payton, Tim Warfield, Sean Jones, Brian Charette, Regina Carter, The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Eddie Daniels, Chris Potter, Steve Allee, and many others. Grammy nominated organist, winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll and Hot House magazine’s 2019 poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the premier organists on the international scene today. Jason Tiemann is a New York City based jazz drummer who is quickly forging his musical voice on the New York scene by fusing his depth of historical foundation with crisp technique and propulsive, intuitive swing. With a new recording coming out later this year, you won’t want to miss this great trio!
Shawn Purcell – guitar | Pat Bianchi – organ | Jason Tiemann – drums