Marc Black and Warren Bernhardt Set for Jazz Festival at the Maverick, 8/31
Maverick Concerts, the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America, announces the next concert in its "Jazz Festival at the Maverick" series. Singer-songwriter Marc Black will be joined by pianist, composer and producer Warren Bernhardt. The program celebrates the release of their recently recorded duet CD, Champions of Love. The concert is on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8:30 p.m.
Marc Black is an eclectic folk-rocker who carries on the Woodstock tradition of dealing with life, with all its social and political challenges, one song at a time. His songs and fingerstyle playing have been hailed by noted folk artist Happy Traum as "timeless," with "deep grooves, excellent playing, and top-notch guitar and vocals." Marc's song subjects range from his love for Rachel Maddow to good coffee and just about everything in between. He has performed and recorded with many luminaries including Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm. Marc was named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio's Fame Games, and he was a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. He has recorded more than a dozen CDs, including one "pick hit" in Billboard magazine and another that was recognized as a "minor masterpiece" by famed music producer John Hammond, Sr.
Warren Bernhardt began studying the piano at the age of five, and he concertized until he was twelve. At the University of Chicago, where he studied physics and organic chemistry, he delved into the rich traditions of Chicago jazz and blues and the fresh jazz improvisations of Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans. Soon thereafter, Warren began touring with saxophonist Paul Winter, and has performed in New York since the early 1960s as a jazz pianist, accompanist, sideman, arranger, producer, and bandleader. Warren received the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science's Most Valuable Player Award for acoustic piano on four different occasions. He has toured and recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan, Kenny Burrell, and Kazumi Watanabe, among others, and he has accompanied such great singers as Carly Simon, Tim Hardin, James Brown, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Linda Ronstadt, Patti LuPone, and Liza Minnelli. He has frequently toured with singer Art Garfunkel, and he played with Simon & Garfunkel on their "Old Friends" tours of the United States and Europe. In 2008, Warren recorded 2.0 with L'Image, the band he co-led in the 1970s. He and Marc recorded Champions of Love, an album of love songs, this past spring.
Maverick Concerts is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America and a winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Built by Maverick Art Colony founder Hervey White, Maverick Concert Hall first opened its doors to music lovers in 1916. The rustic hall is located at 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, N.Y. 12498. With acoustics ideally suited to the intimacy of live chamber music performance, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For additional details, including a schedule of concerts, ticket prices, and seating information, visit www.maverickconcerts.org or call Maverick's recorded message line at 845-679-8217.
Yamaha is the Official Piano of Maverick Concerts. The C7 grand piano in the Maverick Concert Hall is a generous loan from Yamaha Artist Services.
Maverick Concerts, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Maverick Endowment Fund; Friends of Maverick; the towns of Woodstock and Hurley; the Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund, administered by the Dutchess County Arts Council; local businesses; individual donors; and other public and private foundations. In 2013, Maverick received a special citation as part of the inaugural Ulster County Executive's Arts Award.
Up Next at Maverick:
Sunday, September 1, 4 pm
The Daedalus Quartet with tenor Rufus Müller
"Britten and the Romantics"
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703
Britten: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25
Britten: Winter Words (1954), after Thomas Hardy, in a new
arrangement for tenor and string quartet
Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, "From My Life"
Saturday, September 7, 6:30 pm
Dan Tepfer, piano
Including a jazz take on J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations