The Modernistics: Song and Dance from the Great American Songbook
The Modernistics captivate audiences of all ages with Music and Dance from
the Great American Songbook, featuring the charismatic singing and tap
dancing team of Ted and Pamela Powers with virtuoso jazz musicians Peter H.
Bloom on flute, Mark Leighton on guitar, and Dave Zox on double-bass.
The Modernistics have performed at the Ocean Park Music Festival, Middletown
Concert Association (CT), Concord City Auditorium, The Medallion Opera
House, The Tillotson Center, Nichols College, Plymouth Public Library,
Ventress Memorial Library (Marshfield), and the West Claremont Center for
the Arts, among others. The Modernistics are members of the New England
States Touring Roster. The five performers have taught and concertized
extensively in the United States and abroad.
Peter H. Bloom, praised for his "hip, jazzy flute work" (Allaboutjazz.com),
has concertized in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand
and is featured on 45 CDs. He has shared the stage with Charles Neville,
Sheila Jordan, Jaki Byard and other notables, and is a veteran of the
legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (45th season). Mark Leighton is acclaimed
as a jazz and classical guitarist, performs widely, and serves on the
faculties of Colby College and St. George's School.
Ted Powers' 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 the
legendary Jimmy "Sir Slyde" Mitchell. Pamela Powers has performed and
taught in the United States, Germany and England. She studied with Harold
Nicholas of the iconic Nicholas Brothers and with renowned Broadway
choreographer Charles Hughes. Bassist Dave Zox has performed with the Glenn
Miller Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Band, Herb Reed and the Platters, John
Abercrombie, Kenny Werner, Phil Woods, and other illustrious artists.
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