CCC & TI presents the Fall 2018 Performing Artist Series, from September 17 to December 13

Strictly Clean and Decent will perform on September 17th with “Hillbilly Jazz”.

The Associate in Fine Arts – Music program at Caldwell Community College and the Technical Institute will be hosting a series of performing artists concerts this fall with several featured events that are free and open to all students and the general public. public.

Here is a calendar of events and additional details.

Monday, September. 5 to 1 p.m. in the CCC & TI recital hall (B100), CCC & TI’s Caldwell Campus in Hudson will host local favorite Strictly clean and decent with special guest Reggie Harris for “Hillbilly Jazz, a celebration of Americana Roots music.

Hillbilly jazz players blend elements of blues, dixieland, ragtime, old-time, country, bluegrass, western swing, rock and jazz to create a fluid style of music unique to the mountains. The music is heavily improvised with each selection containing many rhythmic and harmonic variations. Performers use traditional stringed instruments such as guitar, mandolin, violin, bass, dobro, and banjo, sometimes combined with a honky-tonk piano, percussion, and horns.

The Hillbilly Jazz program featuring Strictly Clean and Decent with Reggie Harris will highlight the jazz influences of Benny Goodman, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grapelli, Vassar Clements, David Grisman and Charlie Parker.

Patrick Crouch says, “It’s always amazing to hear the musical diversity in a Caldwell County jam session. You will hear the old tones of spirituals, blues, country, old, bluegrass, jazz, rock and soul played in relaxed environments. Musicians and audiences alike now have access to more archival music than at any time thanks to modern technology, leading to a renaissance of roots music.

Wednesday October 24 at 1 p.m. in the CCC & TI Recital Hall (B-100), CCC & TI’s Caldwell Campus in Hudson will host the Appalachian State University Trumpet Choir under the direction of Dr. James Stokes, Jr.

The Appalachian State University Trumpet Choir will perform original compositions on October 24.

The Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music Trumpet Choir is a student ensemble that presents original compositions and arranged in concert on the ASU campus. A variety of styles are performed, including traditional and jazz works. Music from the Renaissance to the 21st century is played. The Trumpet Choir has performed for national and international conferences and for schools and communities across North Carolina.

On Thursday, November 8 at 1 p.m. in the CCC & TI Recital Hall (B-100), CCC & TI’s Caldwell Campus in Hudson will host The Warren Wilson Gamelan Ensemble perform music from Java and Bali in Indonesia.

The Warren Wilson Gamelan Ensemble will provide a culturally stimulating experience, featuring Indonesian music on November 8th.

The gamelan, a percussion-dominated ensemble composed primarily of gongs and metallophones, is Indonesia’s main orchestra (especially in Java, Bali, and Sunda) and perhaps the most popular Asian ensemble in the world. There are over 150 sets of gamelans in the United States.

All shows are accessible to the general public, free of charge.

The Warren Wilson College Gamelan Ensemble was established in the spring of 2011 under the direction of Dr Kevin Kehrberg. The ensemble introduces students to the performance of Indonesian gamelan and focuses on Central Javanese style, Sundanese gamelan degung style or Balinese gamelan angklung depending on the semester. In addition to concerts on campus, the group offers school programs and performs at local venues and music festivals throughout the region.

On Tuesday, December 11 at 12:15 p.m. in the CCC & TI Recital Hall (B-100), on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson, CCC & TI will present the Concert Chorus CCC & TI. A recall performance will be presented on Thursday December 13 at 12:15 pm at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Lenoir.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information on CCC & TI’s Fine Arts Music Associates programs or these events, contact Program Director Justin Butler at 828-726-2457 or email [email protected].

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