In-Person Music on Saturdays: Swinging Jazz Standards for June

Saturday, June 43:00—4:00 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Music on Saturdays is delayed but back in person! The acclaimed duo of Peter H. Bloom and Mark Leighton will perform a festive show called Swinging Jazz Standards for June. They’ll play crowd-pleasing favorites like Sunny Side of the Street, Lullaby of Birdland, When You Wish Upon a Star, It’s Only a Paper MoonLet’s Fall in Love, Skylark, and other selections by our great American tunesmiths like Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. Peter and Mark have performed together for decades, and are known for stellar musicianship and entertaining concerts spanning jazz, blues, Great American Songbook, and classical music.

Flutist Peter H. Bloom has shared the stage with Sheila Jordan, Charles Neville, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard and other jazz greats. He is a 45-year veteran with the illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, has led his own ensembles for decades, and is a founding member of The Modernistics. Praised for “amazing versatility” (Arts Fuse), “exquisite melody” (Jazz Improv), and “hip, jazzy flute work” (AllAboutJazz), Bloom performs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and appears on 48 CDs. He has given master classes and lectures across the globe, and is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music.

Mark Leighton is a jazz and classical guitarist known for his superb artistry and wide-ranging repertoire. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble player across the Northeast, is a founding member of The Modernistics, and has appeared with jazz notables Billy Novick, Ted Powers and Larry Carsman, among others. Leighton is a faculty member at Colby College and St. George’s School and served previously as Artistic Director of First Night Quincy. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Mark Leighton studied with noted guitarists Sharon Isbin, David Leisner and Robert Sullivan.

Capacity: 31 of 50 spaces available.

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