Wednesdays at the Fountain
What's more enjoyable than listening to live outdoor music during the evening at the Mount with friends and family? Join us on Wednesdays from 8–10 p.m. during June and July at Founders Plaza - or new location - where there's even more room and wide open spaces. The Mount Cafe will be open for refreshments and if we need to move indoors because of the weather.
Everyone is welcome, so bring a blanket or chair and be prepared to hear a range of musical genres throughout the summer.
*** Note: In accordance with Mount St. Mary's alcohol use policy, no alcoholic beverages are allowed at this event. No exceptions! This policy will be strictly enforced.***
All Wednesdays at the Fountain events are 8 to 10 p.m. at Founders Plaza or Mount Cafe (inclement weather). Follow the signs on campus.
• June 5, 12, 19 and 26
• July 10, 17, 24 and 31
June 5 • Mount Music Society Showcase – Range of Acts from Classical to Contemporary
You won't want to miss Opening Night for Wednesdays at the Fountain featuring the Mount Music Society's diverse acts under the fine student-led direction of CJ Eller.
CJ Eller • Class of 2014 • Classical
Mark Carlson, Ph.D. • Assistant Professor of the Visual & Performing Arts Department – Tango
The Bubonics led by Joe Wolfe • Class of 2014 – Alternative/Punk
Dan Cassidy and Chris Sonich • Class of 2014 – Alternative/Contemporary
The Tim Wolfe Quartet - featuring Felipe Cantuaria • Class of 2013 – Jazz
Tim Wolfe, Ph.D. is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the Wednesdays at the Fountain series.
June 12 • The Bruce Swaim Quartet – Jazz
The Bruce Swaim Quartet, consisting of Bruce Swaim on tenor sax, Paul Langosch on bass, Jay Cooley on piano and Dominic Smith on drums, are recognized as one of Washington D.C.'s premier jazz quartets. Their talent in performing jazz standards as well as original compositions, written by Jay Cooley and Bruce Swaim, has become a gauge for excellence with live performances as well as recordings. The quartet received the 2010 Washington Area Music Association award for Jazz Group of the year as well as the award for Jazz Recording of the year for “Winter’s Waltz.”
To learn more and hear sample music visit www.bruceswaim.com
June 19 • Minas Brazilian Jazz Group – Jazz
Today Minas is one of the most sought after Brazilian bands in the United States. Minas is built upon the duo's multiple talents as vocalists, instrumentalists and composers with an impressive grasp of the whole range of Brazilian musical idioms. At the core of any Minas show are the voices of the duo, which reflects two decades of vocal and instrumental blending. Warm and engaging, this magical sound becomes infectious when Minas adds bass, drums, percussion and horns to Orlando's guitar and Patricia's keyboards. Orlando and Patricia have been composing original material together since the moment of their first meeting in 1974. Their recorded material consists exclusively of originals.
To learn more and hear sample music visit http://www.minasmusic.com/concert.php
June 26 • Chris Reynolds and His Fantastic Steam Powered Orchestra – R&B, Soul, Rock
You're in for a good time with Chris Reynolds and His Fantastic Steam Powered Orchestra. Known for their energy, this band is heavily influenced by the sounds of R&B, soul, and good old fashioned, all-American rock and roll.
To learn more and hear sample music visit http://chrisreynolds.bandcamp.com/
July 10 • Elijah Jamal Balbed – Jazz Saxophone
Saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed is a native of Washington, DC and grew up in Silver Spring, MD. Elijah attended Howard University under the direction of Fred Irby and Charlie Young, and now performs music full time. In 2010, while still in school, Elijah was named Best New Jazz Musician by the Washington City Paper, led two regular gigs on U Street, and was selected to be in DC's only resident big band, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO). Elijah is currently a member of the BCJO, Donvonte McCoy's Quintet, the Chuck Brown Tribute Band, and performs along the east coast with his own group.
To learn more and hear sample music visit www.elijahjamalbalbed.com
July 17 • AlyCat – Pop Quartet
AlyCat is kind of a big deal … in a Funk/Rock/Electro kind of way. The band emerged onto the Philadelphia scene in full effect in 2011 carrying an infectious new sound. AlyCat’s unique new fusion of dance beats with solid songs is what sets them apart from other jam bands. The music is a hybrid of electronic and organic instruments infused with dance beats and funky bass. The forceful gospel-like vocals will hypnotize you with sweet harmonies and provoking lyrics.
To learn more and hear sample music visit www.alycatonline.com
July 24 • Paul Austerlitz Quartet – Jazz and World Music
Reed player, composer, and ethnomusicologist Paul Austerlitz combines his background as an ethnomusicologist specializing in Afro-Caribbean music with his creative work as a jazz musician. As an instrumentalist, Austerlitz has dedicated himself to mastering the bass and contrabass clarinets. He also plays Bb (soprano) clarinet and tenor saxophone. As a composer, Austerlitz weds his backgrounds in jazz and ethnomusicology, producing works that incorporate the musics that he researches. He has been especially active in blending Latin and Caribbean music from the Dominican Republic and elsewhere with free forms of jazz.
To learn more and hear sample music visit http://www.paulausterlitz.org/
July 31 • Eric Byrd Trio – Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues
The Eric Byrd Trio are musicians whose vision is to glorify the age of traditional jazz while providing an energetic and modern approach to standards and original compositions at the same time. As true ambassadors of jazz, the Eric Byrd Trio have performed internationally for over 10 years. With several studio albums released, the EBT has enjoyed immense popularity and recognition from fans and government officials alike.
To learn more and hear sample music visit www.ericbyrd.com
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