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Afternoon Jazz with the Ben Baldwin Trio Wed. Aug 20, 3PM

 

Join regional favorites Baldwin, Allyn and Williams, all members of Ben Baldwin and the Big Note, as they return to the Rye Public Library by popular demand.  The finale in our Summer Music Series, these accomplished musicians will present their unique combination of elegant swing music and funky rhythm & blues here at the Library.  Prize drawings for our Adult Summer Reading program will take place immediately after the performance.

 

We are very happy to welcome this swinging trio back to Rye for a performance timed for all ages.  Spend an afternoon with us to kick off our Summer Music Series with these great entertainers.  Sample some of their signature tunes at their website: http://www.benbaldwinandthebignote.com/.

 

About Ben Baldwin and the Big Note:  Few groups can do justice to the swinging sophistication of Fred Astaire, the gospel power of Al Green, the rocking rhythms of Chuck Berry and the jumping jive of Louis Jordan the way the Big Note spontaneously can.

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Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

Wendy

Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

Wendy

Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

Wendy

Wendy Nottonson Quartet Friday April 18, 2:00 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome talented local musicians in celebration of National Library Week. The Wendy Nottonson Quartet brings you a special hour of Jazz Standards from the American Songbook, including the timeless music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and many others!   Wendy, a four year resident of Rye, currently performs throughout MA & NH and teaches piano and voice. With influences that span from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn to Rebecca Parris, Wendy’s brilliant phrasing and singular timing will delight you and warm your hearts.  Her band includes seasoned Berklee College of Music graduates:  John Hyde, pianist, composer, musical director/arranger, teacher; Les Harris, Jr., drummer, faculty member at University of New Hampshire, University of Southern Maine, Phillips Exeter Academy and the Amesbury Public Schools; and his daughter, Aubrey Harris, award winning bassist who will be the third generation in her family to attend Berklee College of Music in 2014 on a full four year scholarship!

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The Al Derben Trio

Join us on Wednesday, August 15th at 3 PM for our summer reading program jazz afternoon with the Al Derben Trio. They are  a three-guitar jazz band featuring local artists Woody Allen on guitar, Doug Bennett on guitar and vocals, and Bruce Derr on pedal steel guitar. Playing mostly instrumental jazz standards from the 1940’s, the band’s nod to jazz greats like Cole Porter and Nat King Cole will give the afternoon a smooth swing feel. Open to the public.

Have you downloaded your music this week?

As a member of the Rye Public Library, you can download three mp3’s each week from our Freegal music service! “ Don’t miss out on this great part of your RPL membership. “ Choose from thousands of songs and artists, then just click “download now” “ You can then transfer the songs to all your devices– they’re yours. “ Just click the icon in this post to start downloading. “ You’ll need your library card number as the sign in. “ Call us if you need to make sure of your number or take care of any outstanding fees on your card to begin. “  Enjoy!

Centennial Open House

Please join us on Friday, September 9, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, when we celebrate

Opening Day, 1911!

In early September, 1911, the Rye Public Library first opened its doors to the public. Join us for refreshments, historic displays, our video birthday montage, and live entertainment with flutist Cynthia Chatis.

Tom Barron and Friends

Wednesday, August 17th, at 2:00 PM

Join us as we again welcome the popular Tom Barron and his band for afternoon jazz at Rye Public Library. Celebrate the close of our Summer Reading Program for adults with an ice cream social and prize drawing!
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Al Derben Trio

Enjoy our first summer afternoon of music with the Al Derben Trio on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00pm.“  This local trio will help us swing in to our Summer Reading Program for Adults: Novel Destinations.“  Our theme promotes reading items with an exotic locale this summer, and expresses the joy of armchair travel via your public library.“  You can read any genre you enjoy, though, and simply enter a short review of the book into our drawing for an array of prizes from local merchants.

The Al Derben Trio, featuring Woody Allen on guitar, Doug Bennett on guitar and vocals, and Bruce Derr on pedal steel guitar, plays a mix of swing era standards and songs from the Great American Songbook. The unusual combination of instruments brings a unique musical flavor to this talented group. The show opens with “Nice and Naughty” whose original music speaks to all aspects of everyday life, from whimsical to poignant…serious to silly. Accompanied by stand-up bass, guitar and pennywhistle their exquisite harmonies are the highlight of their performances. Sometimes irreverent but never rude…they’re always fun!

Don’t miss a chance to stock up on summer reading, viewing, and information, and enjoy some cool jazz at the same time.“  Join us for the first of our summer music afternoons on Wednesday July 13th at 2:00 pm here at the Library.“  And after the performance, stop in at the Farmer’s Market across the street for some tasty local produce, baked goods, seafood, and more!