‘Talking Music in Maine’ with Brad Terry
Lincoln Theater’s Talking Music in Maine: Intimate Conversations series, which explores the musician’s craft with artists who have had an impact on the music scene in Maine and beyond, welcomes its second guest of the season on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m., acclaimed jazz artist Brad Terry.
Terry grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and these days presides over an international jazz career from his world headquarters in Bath. Among the notables he has played with are Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Swallow, Roger Kellaway, Red Mitchell, Lenny Breau, Buddy Tate and Buck Clayton. He travels regularly to Europe, where he performs and conducts workshops, particularly in Poland, where he works with young musical prodigies. He has helped develop some wonderful Polish jazz musicians who now perform to appreciative audiences throughout Europe.
He plays the clarinet today due to the encouragement of a friend and Connecticut neighbor way back in his childhood, none other than one of the most famous clarinetists of them all, Benny Goodman. Through practice and performance, Terry began developing his musical abilities. As he began to show promise, he was taken under the wing of saxophonist and Basie Band member Buddy Tate, who took his young protegé into Harlem jazz clubs and got him up on bandstands with some of the day’s greatest jazz musicians.
Terry is also a famous jazz whistler, one of the few to develop that specialty and practice it artfully. And that is just the start of his story.
Please join host Aaron Robinson, an award–winning American composer, conductor, musicologist and best-selling author, as he welcomes Terry for this intimate conversation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free program.
Lincoln Theater is in downtown Damariscotta at 2 Theater St. For more information, call 563-3424 or visit http://lcct.org