Dirty Bourbon River, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's JAZZ FEST 2014 in September
-Dirty Bourbon River Show Thursday, September, 18th, 8pm
-Eric Mintel Quartet Friday, September 19th, 8pm
presented with New Hope Celebrates
-Livingston Taylor Sunday, September 21st at 3pm
Bridge Street Concert Series will be held at Bucks County Playhouse, continuing the Playhouse's ongoing commitment to bring the best in live entertainment to New Hope, Lambertville and the surrounding community. Additionally, Eric Mintel Quartet will give a master class on September 15th at Lambertville Hall, highlighting BCP's efforts to blend arts entertainment and education.
"We're delighted to present these terrific artists in our efforts to expand our programming and appeal to music lovers across the Delaware Valley. We hope audiences will sign up for our Club Pass, which offers a great deal for all four concerts. We're also thrilled that Eric Mintel Quartet has agreed to give an intimate master class at Lambertville Hall for those interested in the art form," says Fraser.
Tickets to the concerts and the master class, as well as more information, can be found on www.bcptheater.org, or by calling the box office at 215-862-2121.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Dirty Bourbon River Show:
The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music. Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 6 studio albums and played over 500 live shows, fast earning them a stellar reputation for their tight, multi-faceted sound and high-energy performances. They can be found bringing their blend of "New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock" all over the USA, performing at festivals and respected venues year-round.
The Dirty Bourbon River Show is comprised of Noah Adams (vocals, piano, guitar, accordion, trumpet), Charles "Big Charlie" Skinner (vocals, trombone, wind toys), Matt Thomas (vocals, tenor, bari and Mississippi saxophone, clarinet), Jimmy Williams (bass, sousaphone) and Dane "Bootsy" Schindler (drums).
Their albums and live shows (both heavily intertwined) pair exuberant, syncopated lyrics with complex, harmony-rich songwriting and orchestration. They switch instruments mid-show (sometimes even mid-song), they all sing (except the drummer, of course), and they all have a penchant for theatrics (fireballs, group chants and stomps, whiskey pours - whatever the imagination calls for).
They recently played a packed set at Jazzfest this year and will be on a nationwide tour through December promoting their recent album release, Volume IV.
Eric Mintel Quartet:
Jazz pianist and composer Eric Mintel performed at the White House for President Clinton in 1998 and has over ten concerts at the Kennedy Center to his credit. A Bucks County-based musician, Eric has sold out area venues, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, and the James A. Michener Art Museum. This exciting performer continues to connect and communicate with audiences of all ages throughout the country and the world. In August 2010, the Eric Mintel Quartet performed by invitation at the United Nations in New York City. In 2011, the Eric Mintel Quartet returned once again to the White House, this time performing for President and First Lady Obama during a holiday dinner reception; a note from President Obama stated that the Quartet's music set the mood for the entire evening. Eric has been interviewed in Down Beat Jazz Magazine and as the featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. The Eric Mintel Quartet is currently touring in support of their 10th CD, "Just Around The Corner." Eric is a Yamaha-endorsed piano artist. The Eric Mintel Quartet features pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill on alto sax, Dave Mohn on drums, and Jack Hegyi on electric bass. For more info, visit www.ericmintelquartet.com.
Lea DeLaria: Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Neflix hit series Orange Is The New Black. Yes, she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional, "Hey its You!" to not being able to enter a suburban Dollar Store without being asked for a picture. The fact is, Lea has actually been a professional Lesbian for over 30 years. Before that she freelanced.