Live music with the Modernistics Trio!

We are excited to welcome the Modernistics Trio (Ted Powers, vocals, tap-dance, and guitar, Peter H. Bloom, flute; and Dave Zox on double-bass) to the Falmouth Public Library for a concert in the Hermann Room on Thursday, February 29th at 2 pm! Please register by clicking here to reserve your spot! We thank the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library for sponsoring this concert.

Called “absolutely joyous, virtuosic and wonderful” (Concerts at the Crane), The Modernistics Trio will perform a festive show called “The Twenties Roar Again”– swinging songs, tap-dance numbers, and jazz instrumentals by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and other master tunesmiths of the 1920s.  An exuberant and stylish portrait of the era, delivered with a 21st-century groove!  Among the many audience favorites are Blue Skies, Fascinating Rhythm, Let’s Misbehave, It Had to Be You, and Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy. Click here for their website, to learn more about them!

Ted Powers, vocals, tap-dance, guitar, ukulele, and harmonica, has been entertaining audiences in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years.  His career in jazz, blues and pop includes several years as a solo performer in the south of France and tap dancing in the U.S. with Jimmy “Sir Slyde” Mitchell.  Ted has performed with Billy Novick, Ray Santisi, and other notables. Acclaimed for his wide-ranging artistry and his mastery of the Great American Songbook, he performs extensively as a soloist, and with large and small ensembles across the Northeast.

Flutist Peter H. Bloom, praised for “exquisite melody” (JazzImprov) and “infectious brio” (The New York City Jazz Record), has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and is featured on 48 CDs. He has shared the stage with Sheila Jordan, Charles Neville, Jimmy Giuffre, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard, and other jazz legends, and is a veteran of the famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (51st season).  Bloom’s latest CD, Exuberant Ellingtonia, has been hailed as “a treasure trove” (Textura Magazine, Ontario).  His playing has been called “wonderfully smoky and mysterious” (EarRelevant), “brightly gorgeous” (Gapplegate Music Review), and “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe).

Bassist Dave Zox has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Band, Herb Reed and the Platters, Phil Woods, John Abercrombie, Kenny Werner, Garrison Fewell, and other illustrious artists. Dave played for many years with Boston’s legendary Al Vega Trio and with pianist Harvey Diamond.  He serves on the faculties of Northeastern University, Phillips Academy in Andover, and the Ipswich Public Schools. 


One comment on “Live music with the Modernistics Trio!

  1. Martha says:

    I’m looking forward to this music!

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