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Church of the Covenant
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Wednesday, 17 July, starting at 8:00 pm, Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston (corner of Newbury and Berkeley), the SONS OF LIBERTY FESTIVAL presents "AMERICAN SONGBOOK"  featuring Brad Terry (clarinet and whistle), Peter Herman (electric guitar), Peter Terry (vocals), and Matt Auerbach (piano).  Songs will include favorites from the 20s, 30s and 40s, including April in Paris, How High the Moon, I'll Follow My Secret Heart, Mary Lou, Night and Day, Over the Rainbow, Something to Remember You By, So in Love, Stardust, These Foolish Things and Two Sleepy People.  

Brad Terry is a jazz Clarinetist and accomplished whistler. He has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Red Mitchell, Buddy Tate, Elliot Zigman, Eddie Thompson, John Basile, Steve Grover and Lenny Breau.  Brad has led Jazz workshops and clinics in many countries including the in US and Poland. In recent years he has been active in touring and recording as a duo with Polish pianist Joachim Mencel. They can be heard together on the recordings "All About Spring" and "Live at Fort Andross".  The most recognized album featuring Brad Terry is "The Living Room Tapes" featuring his earlier work with legendary guitarist Lenny Breau. An interesting note is that Brad Terry is an accomplished and virtuoso whistler. An example of this unique talent is featured on "Blues for Carole" from these sessions. The duo can also be seen together on the DVD "Live At The Maine Festival" from Art of Life Records.

Originally from Wichita, Kansas, where he began his musical studies at the age of nine, Chris Taylor started playing professionally six years later with local Wichita bands, concentrating on perfecting techniques of his first love, jazz.  In 1974, he started a six-year association with jazz guitarist Jerry Hahn, resulting in concert work throughout the mid west, which included four Wichita Jazz Festivals and studio recordings for Orrin Keepnews, of Fantasy Records, in Berkley, California.  In 1977, after receiving a Bachelor Degree from Wichita State University, he moved to Rochester, New York, and joined the Johnny "Spider" Martin Quintet. They toured much of the east coast, performing concerts with, and alongside, many jazz greats such as Monty Alexander, Ramsey Lewis, and Dizzy Gillespie.  In 1979, he moved to Philadelphia. There, he performed solo engagements, TV appearances, and extensive club work with many local jazz artists, as well as composing and arranging for various musical projects.  He moved to the Boston area in August 1991.  Taylor has since performed and recorded with The Matt Gordy Group, The Either/Orchestra, The John Allmark Orchestra with Clay Osborne, Leonard Hochman and Eula Lawrence, the Phil Person Sextet, and twice with the Rich Greenblatt Vibes Quintet.   In addition, he has performed regularly in Cape Cod with local greats Lou Columbo and Dick Johnson.  Since February of 1997, his own trio has been resident band at Prudential's Top of the Hub restaurant in Boston. Other current performances, aside from those with his own trio, will find Taylor in solo to big band settings in Boston, Rhode Island and Cape Cod areas.  He has performed with many famous jazz artists, including Greg Abate, Pepper Adams, Butch Ballard, Randy Brecker, Al Cohn, Richie Cole, Lou Columbo, Steve Davis (Syeed), Alan Dawson, Wayne Dockery, Charles Fambrough, Joe Ford, Bob Gullotti, Frank Gant, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Giordano, Jerry Hahn, Winard Harper, Joe Hunt, Dennis Irwin, Dick Johnson, Philly Joe Jones, Thad Jones, Nancy Kelly, Nancy King, John Lockwood, Andy McGhee, Christian McBride, Larry McKenna, Jerry Niewood,Jimmy Oliver, Jimmy Owens, Herb Pomeroy, ,Mike Richmond, Mickey Roker, Jack Six, Dakota Staton,Al Stauffer, John Swanna, Harvie Swartz, and John Tchicai.

Peter Terry, vocalist, received vocal training as a singer from private instructors in New York, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and at the Oberlin and San Francisco Conservatories of Music in the 1970s and 1980s.  He has performed as soloist with orchestras, choirs and in concert series throughout the United States, including at Carnegie Hall with the Voices of Baha; at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Il Piccolo Opera of Brooklyn; at Benaroya Hall with Orchestra Seattle; and at Copley Symphony Hall with the San Diego Symphony.  In Israel, Terry has appeared with orchestras, choirs and instrumental ensembles.  He has also performed recitals in over 30 cities and towns in the United States; 20 cities and towns in Israel, 6 cities in India; in Bad Tolz, Germany, in London, England and Reykjavik, Iceland.  He brings a classical approach to singing the original versions of the American Songbookand where he leaves off, his uncle Brad and Petee Herman begin their magic.

Matthew Auerbach began studying piano with Era Lifschitz, mother and first piano teacher of the famous concert pianist, Konstantin Lifschitz. Under her tutelage, Matthew won 1st Prize at the Thera Rabinowitch Piano Competition and 3rd Prize at the International Russian Music Piano Competition. At the University of California, Matthew had the good fortune to study piano with Dr. Maria Ezerova, an accomplished pupil of the great pianist Mikhail Pletnev, and harpsichord with Dr. Linda Burman-Hall, a musicologist and student of the legendary harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt. Matthew's piano and harpsichord performances of music by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, and J.S. Bach led his music professors to describe his playing as "musically very mature, full of interesting interpretations, technically brilliant, among the most advanced in the department." Since the beginning of his performing career, Matthew has performed a substantial number of pieces for solo piano and has enjoyed playing a great variety of chamber music (duets, trios, and quintets with fellow violinists, cellists, and even the occasional piano concerto). Now an active member of the New York Piano Society, Matthew won the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall in March 2011. Currently residing in Malden, Matthew serves as the summer organist for services at the Church of St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin Street, near the State House.  This will be Matt's first performance of selections from the American songbook, a repertoire he has taken to with eagerness and aplomb.
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Church of the Covenant (View)
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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