The Modernistics (Peter H. Bloom, Flute; Mark Leighton, Guitar; Ted Powers, Guitar, Vocals, Tap; Pamela Powers, Vocals/Tap): Up-Tempo Song and Dance, Sizzling Bebop in NH
The Modernistics are the versatile and virtuosic duo of Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar with the acclaimed singing/tap dancing team of Ted Powers, guitar, ukulele, vocals and tap; and Pamela Powers, vocals and tap. The group will perform Great American Songbook favorites and the best of bebop in Gorham, Colebrook and Claremont NH August 4, 5 and 6.
Expect an exhilarating mix by master tunesmiths Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Duke Ellington and more. Selections will include Blue Skies, Let’s Fall in Love, Top Hat, Sunny Side of the Street, Fly Me to the Moon, and the Ellington hit tune It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, plus great bebop numbers like My Little Suede Shoes by Charlie Parker, Webb City by Bud Powell, Tiny Capers by Clifford Brown, and Fried Bananas by Dexter Gordon.
The four members of the Modernistics have performed extensively in the United States and abroad. Peter H. Bloom, praised for his “hip, jazzy flute work” (allaboutjazz.com), has concertized with jazz and classical ensembles in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on more than 40 CDs. He is a veteran of the illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (43rd season). Mark Leighton is acclaimed as a jazz and classical guitarist, performs across the Northeast, and serves on the faculties of Colby College and St. George’s School. Ted Powers’ career in jazz, blues, and pop includes several years as a solo performer in the south of France and tap-dancing in the U.S. with the legendary Jimmy “Sir Slyde” Mitchell. Pamela Powers has performed and taught in the United States, Germany and England. She studied with Harold Nicholas of the iconic Nicholas Brothers and with renowned Broadway choreographer Charles Hughes.
The Modernistics are managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Director, telephone 617-776-8778, email delamotte-amw at comcast dot net.
617 776 8778