Friday, June 22, 2007

6/25: Final Concert for the Summer

Our final concert for the summer will take place on Monday, June 25 at 8:30pm . The Eagles Lodge will be undergoing renovations in July and August. Stay tuned for exciting events coming in September, and thanks for all your support this past year.

Artists-at-Large presents:

The Music Workshop's Final Summer Concert

Monday, June 25 -- 8:30pm


Tom Arabia - saxophone
Sean Frenette - guitars
Leo Genovese - piano
Sean Hutchinson - drums
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Lefteris Kordis - piano
Joe Moffett - trumpet
Justin Purtill - guitar, bass
Tommey - organ

& more!

@ Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
15 Dana Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Donation suggested.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

6/18: Jeff Kimmel Trio, with Kim Cass and Luther Gray

Artists-at-Large presents:

Jeff Kimmel Trio with Kim Cass and Luther Gray

Monday, June 18 -- 8:30pm

Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Kim Cass - bass
Luther Gray - drums

@ Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
15 Dana Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Accessible by #32 Bus and Commuter Rail (Hyde Park stop).


Jeff Kimmel:
Composer and bass clarinetist Jeff Kimmel has performed with Joe Morris, Allan Chase, Daniel Levin, the Callithumpian Consort and others in many venues in New York, Boston, and Chicago, such as: CAMI Hall, the Stone, the Issue Project Room, Jordan Hall, the Zeitgeist Gallery, and the Artists-at-Large Gallery. He has appeared in concerts produced by the Bowerbird Series in Philadelphia and the MIM Series in Boston. Kimmel holds a B.M. from the New England Conservatory, where he studied composition and improvisation. He currently coordinates the Music Workshop series in Hyde Park, MA.

Kim Cass:
Bassist Kim Cass hails from Maine. He attended New England Conservatory, where he had the opportunity to work with Ran Blake, Joe Maneri, Allan Chase, Ruth Lepson, and George Garzone. While there, he performed with and contributed compositions to Miwokido Kid, which was selected as the 2004-2005 Honors Jazz Quartet, and presented concerts at numerous community organizations. Kim recently performed at the Panama Jazz Festival. He likes flying through the air, cats, sneakers, illustration, and hopes to involve these things in his life and music.

Luther Gray:
Drummer Luther Gray was born March 10, 1972 in New Orleans, LA. His family moved to Washington, D.C. where, as a teenager, he started playing drums in punk rock bands. Though largely self-taught, his musical training involved drum lessons from Kim Martin, Larry Bright, Steve Bagby, and Mickey Newman. In 1995 he graduated the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music, after which he taught privately and performed in the Washington , D.C. area with, among others, Butch Warren, Cecil Payne, Webster Young, Tsunami, Liquorice, Peter Edelman, Jenny Toomey, Bob Butta, and Buck Hill. Since moving to Boston he has resumed teaching private drum lessons and has played with Joe Morris, Jay Hoggard, Joe McPhee, Timo Shanko, Cameron Brown, Allan Chase, Joseph Daley, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Ida, Geoff Farina, Andrew White, Rob Brown, Bill Lowe, Greg Abate, Raqib Hassan, Bill Pierce, Mitch Seidman, Steve Swell, Joe Beck, Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark and many others. In addition to his performing schedule Luther teaches art and music at an after-school program for elementary school children.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

6/11: Eric Zinman and Richard Poole

Artists-at-Large presents:

Eric Zinman - solo piano
Richard Poole - solo piano, and duo with Eric Van Dam, saxophone

as part of the Music Workshop series

Monday, June 11th -- 8:30pm
$7 suggested donation.

@ Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
15 Dana Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136


Eric Zinman

At the forefront of creative music for more than 20 years, Eric Zinman's piano playing has been described by Bob Rusch as a "fleet and appealing touch," rooted in the language of his teachers Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Lowell Davidson and many others. His style is marked by his relation to the trap set drums, varying densities of sound masses and melodies spanning the whole keyboard with a surprising variety of touches, dynamics, phrasing, silence and an arresting balance between the pedaled and unpedaled sounds.

Eric Zinman has played with Craig Schildhauer, Raqib Hassan, Toshi Makihara, Sabir Mateen, Marco Eneidi, Lisle Ellis, Peter Valsamis, Tatsuya Nakatani, Glynis Lomon and Blaise Siwula, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Jan Roder, Thomas Rehnert, Mario Rechtern, Benjamin Duboc, Didier Lasserre, John Voigt and Laurence Cook. Mr Zinman has also composed music for dance and theatre using verbal directives as well as graphic scores.

Richard Poole

After four decades in the music business, Richard has played in every type of ensemble, in all environments, offering all styles of music in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Currently, Richard is performing in the U.S. and France, where he teaches and plays at the Chateau D’Ancy-le-Franc in August every year.

Richard Poole’s recordings may be heard and purchased at or

Pictures from 6/4

Thanks to Tommey for the photos.

Pictures from 5-28

Forbes Graham. Photo by Lillian Schrank.

Adam Dotson. Photo by Lillian Schrank.

L to R: Kevin Frenette, Adam Dotson, Forbes Graham, Andy McWain.
Photo by Lisa Frenette.

Tupac Mantilla, Jameson Swanagon.
Photo by Lillian Schrank.

Giacomo Merega.
Photo by Lillian Schrank.