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Charles Neville, Peter H. Bloom, Peter J. Newland November 29 in Ashfield MA, Benefit Concert for Nepal
(Published: November 18, 2015)

Legendary saxophonist Charles Neville, with local favorites Peter J. Newland and RadioXile, will perform a show of R&B, funk, jazz, blues and bebop at the Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main Street, Ashfield, MA 01330 on Sunday November 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Joining the band as special guest will be Boston flutist Peter H. Bloom, known for his versatility in jazz, blues, bebop and other genres, and a veteran of the famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Playing with RadioXile and backing up Charles Neville will be Mark Pappas on guitar, Chet Pasek on drums, Guy DeVito on bass and Ralph Whittle on keyboard.

Tickets are $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Nepal Action Works, a non-profit organization working to provide humanitarian, educational, and vocational programs for the people of Nepal. For information on the November show, call 413-625-6710.

Saxophonist Charles Neville is the second oldest of the Neville Brothers, the Grammy-winning New Orleans blues and funk band whose global career has spanned 35 years. Charles's background encompasses R&B, funk, jazz, bebop, popular music and American Indian music. In his home town of New Orleans, he was a member of the house band in the Dew Drop Inn and played behind Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Ernie K-Doe and Huey "Piano" Smith. On the road, he backed giants like B.B. King, James Brown, Ray Charles, Johnny Ace, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Big Maybelle, and O.V. Wright. On his own, Charles has played and recorded with Ramsey McLean & the Survivors (with Charles' daughter Charmaine on vocals) and with the American Indian group Songcatchers. He leads his own group, Diversity, featuring a mix of jazz and classical musicians.

Flutist Peter H. Bloom, special guest in the November 29 show, is a jazz and classical flutist who tours the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia and appears on more than 40 CDs, including 13 discs with the famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. In almost 40 years with Aardvark, Bloom has played at Lake George Jazz Weekend, Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival, Berklee Performance Center, Scullers Jazz Club, The National Gallery in DC, Saint Peter's Church (NYC), Jacob's Pillow, and elsewhere, and has performed with jazz greats Sheila Jordan, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard, Jay Clayton, Walter Thompson, Raj Mehta, and Matt Savage.

More about Peter H. Bloom: http://www.americasmusicworks.com/peter-h-bloom.html

Peter J. Newland, founder and leader of RadioXile, is a guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and vocalist who has toured nationally, worked with country music greats in Nashville, and founded and performed with the premier rock band FAT, who opened for the Allman Brothers, shared the stage with rock luminaries like Grand Funk Railroad and Little Richard, and were signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegun. While in Nashville, Peter worked as a staff writer for Paul Overstreet and Fitzgerald-Hartley. He had songs cut by Hank Williams Junior, Tracey Lawrence and others.
RadioXile Band Members are well known to Valley audiences: Guitarist Mark Pappas played with the legendary Jack Veronesi and Friends, performed with The Top Hat Band featuring Earl Davis, and more recently played with FAT and with Peter Newland's Duo. Bassist Guy DeVito was a founding member of FAT, and was musical director at The Agouti Nightclub on Montserrat, where he and guitarist Christopher Newland created the worldwide hit "Hot, Hot, Hot." DeVito's eclectic record production credits include Salamander Crossing's debut Bluegrass album and Robert Emmett Fitzgerald's collection of Celtic songs called "The Minstrelsy", as well as Joel Zoss's "Bob Marley International". Drummer Chet Pasek has toured New England, New York, the U.S. and Canada, performing with Michael Gregory, Ray Mason, Peter Newland, FAT, Vast Ed Vadas, Ed Mari, and Larry Chesky, and in Broadway plays with Stella Parton, Jennifer Flowers and Ronee Blakely. Keyboardist Ralph Whittle, known for his expertise in the jazz idiom, performed for 5 years with vocalist Carol Hahn and plays currently with popular Springfield area jazz singer Ethel Lee. He has performed with contemporary jazz mainstays Peter Erskine, Rufus Reed, Marvin Stamm and others.

Action Works Nepal works to empower the poor, vulnerable, and excluded women, children, and men of Nepal so that they may live their lives with social equality, justice, and dignity. Founded in 2001, the organization delivers innovative humanitarian, educational, and vocational programs to help communities in Nepal achieve political, economic, social, cultural and environmental empowerment, moving forward to peace, growth, and sustainable development.

Peter H. Bloom is managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Managing Director, 29 Newbury Street, Somerville, MA 02144. Telephone 617-776-8778 Email: delamotte-amw@comcast.net Visit: www.americasmusicworks.com

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