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JAZZ @ The CAM: Ernest Turner Trio

Thursday, 3/7/2019
6:30PM-8:00PM  
Innovative pianist Ernest Turner (www.ernestturner.com) is making his first Jazz @ The CAM appearance leading his own group, with Jeremy “Bean” Clemons on drums and Butler Knowles on bass. Turner's professional career spans nearly twenty years including the recent “Monk @ 100” - a ten-day event presented by Duke Performances celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birthday. He has performed with many great artists including Steve Turre, Randy Brecker, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, the Heath Brothers, Nnenna Freelon, Eve Cornelious, Christian Scott, and many others.

In addition to his performance schedule Turner has been very active in Jazz education, doing numerous music clinics/educational performances and serving on the faculty at East Carolina University from 2006-2010. Turner is involved in various musical projects in the North Carolina area, including a recently released live album of trio and quartet music, and is working on an upcoming studio album. During the summer of 2017 his trio was selected as a finalist at the D.C. Jazz Prix Competition.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM/CFJS Members: $12.00, Non-members: $20.00, Students with valid college ID $10.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. The eight-concert series is presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society. Before and after the concert enjoy dinner and drinks at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:
Jeremy “Bean” Clemons - drums A St. Louis native and North Carolina Central University graduate, Clemons is an in-demand drummer of the highest regard. As a regular on the New York scene for many years, he has shared the stage with some of the top flight musicians in Jazz. Jeremy is also the co-founder of Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul/Jazz fusion group Soul Understated, where he is able to display his talents not only as a drummer but also as a bandleader, composer, and producer.

Butler Knowles - bass A North Carolina native and recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Knowles is already involved in a number of musically varied projects, he has quickly become a first call bassist in the North Carolina area.




CONCERTS @ CAM series: Richard Smith, guitar

Sunday, 3/10/2019
2:00PM-3:30PM  
From Bach to Beatles, barn-burners to ballads, classical to jazz and intriguing originals, audiences delight when world-renowned finger style guitarist Richard Smith (www.richardsmithmusic.com) cuts loose. Making his first CAM appearance the British-born virtuoso, now a Nashville resident, started as a child prodigy and was world champion finger style guitarist several years ago. Having witnessed his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors Smith will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tap and leave your jaws hanging open.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members and Students with valid ID: $15.00, Non-Members: $20.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Enjoy brunch before the concert at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Richard Smith's ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags just like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and to Django Rein­hardt gypsy swing, not to mention his intriguing originals. He delivers both, lightning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, occasionally spiced with vocals. He plays many styles meticulously, and is incredibly entertaining.

Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors he will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open.


FAMILIES: Kids @ CAM

Saturday, 3/16/2019
11:00AM-2:00PM  
Get excited for St. Patrick’s Day with fun and creative art clovers! Make art and explore our exhibitions with your family. Kids @ CAM is fun for all ages! Parental supervision required at all times. No pre-registration necessary. Suggested donation: $5.00 per child. Extend your museum time, have brunch at CAM Café (10:00 am – 2:00 pm).

Tony Rivenbark Celebrates Claude Howell

Sunday, 3/17/2019
2:00PM-3:00PM  
‘Tony, Do You Want to Come Over for a Drink?’

Tony Rivenbark, on what would have been the 104th birthday of Wilmington’s beloved artist, teacher and arts leader: Claude Howell (March 17, 1915 – February 3, 1997), relives, reminisces, reads from Claude’s journals and more in celebration of a life well lived, and lived on Claude’s own terms, Rivenbark and Howell were long-time friends. Tony Rivenbark is the Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, and an eighth generation North Carolina native who made his stage debut on the Thalian Hall stage in 1966. He has appeared in over 200 theatrical productions and is well known for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members and Students with valid college ID: 10.00, Non-members: $15.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Enjoy brunch before the program at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.



Silkroad Ensemble: Music Along the Silkroad

Tuesday, 3/26/2019
11:00AM-12:30PM  
This engaging program gives participants an introduction to some of the instruments and stories from the historical Silk Road region and beyond. Silkroad Ensemble (www.silkroad.org) artists share musical traditions, stories, and performance to explore the common cultural roots that connect us to our neighbors and beyond. Five Silkroad artists are participating: Shawn Conley, bass and composer, Sandeep Das, tabla and composer, Haruka Fujii, percussion and composer, Joe Gramley, percussion and Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes (gaita), piano and composer.

This program is suitable for all ages and families. Free and open to the public, preregistration is recommended, sign up on CAM’s website, by phone and CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Held in collaboration with UNCW Office of the Arts. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.