Time: May 3, 2011 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Ryles Jazz Club
Street: 212 Hampshire St.
City/Town: Cambridge, MA 02139
Website or Map: http://www.ryles.com
Event Type: concert, performance
Organized By: John Payne Music Center
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2011
John Payne Quartet joined by the “Born Again” 35-member John Payne Music Center Saxophone Choir, under the direction of Duncan Martin. Tickets: $10.
For one night only, the John Payne Music Center (JPMC) Saxophone Choir will rise up and be “Born Again,” participating in this year’s Greater Boston’s Jazz Week ‘11. The Sax Choir, led by arranger, conductor, and sax mentor Duncan Martin, will provide the accompanying soundscape for JPMC’s founder John Payne (on soprano, alto, and tenor sax) and his Quartet, with Adam Feldman on piano, Peter Tillotson on bass, and Rick Klane on drums.
John Payne (founder of the John Payne Music Center (JPMC)) has over two decades of teaching experience (25,000+ lessons under his belt) and especially enjoys teaching complete beginners and improvisation. Payne has played with Bonnie Raitt (on her “Give It Up” album, and on tour), Van Morrison (played on “Astral Weeks,” voted by Rolling Stone Magazine in 1980's as one of the top ten rock albums of the last twenty years), and appearances with Pheobe Snow, David Bromberg, Michael Franks, Leon Redbone, Noel Stookey, and Maria Muldaur. He has appeared many times on national television including an appearance with Bonnie Raitt on Saturday Night Live, Phoebe Snow on the Tonight Show, Don Kirschner's Rock Concert, and Midnight Special. Payne has released three albums under his own name on major labels, and has played nationally and locally for over thirty years. He was voted best Boston-area jazz band by Boston Magazine and nominated best clarinetist in the Playboy jazz poll. His instruments are saxophone, clarinet, and flute. Payne is a c** laude graduate of Harvard University, with a BA in philosophy.
For more information on the John Payne Music Center, visit www.jpmc.us