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Modernistics Bring Toe-Tapping Song and Dance, Jazz Standards and Bebop to New Hampshire Venues
(Published: July 04, 2016)

The Modernistics are the versatile and virtuosic duo of Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar with the acclaimed singing/tap dancing team of Ted Powers, guitar, ukulele, vocals and tap; and Pamela Powers, vocals and tap. The group will perform up-tempo Great American Songbook hits and sizzling bebop numbers at the Medallion Opera House Gorham NH (August 4 at 7:00 pm); at the Tillotson Center Colebrook NH, presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (August 5 at 7:00 pm); and at the West Claremont (NH) Center for the Arts on August 6 at 7:00 pm.

Shows will include favorites by master tunesmiths Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Duke Ellington, George Shearing and more. Expect an exhilarating mix including Blue Skies, Let's Fall in Love, Top Hat, Sunny Side of the Street, Fly Me to the Moon, and the Ellington hit tune It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, plus great bebop numbers like My Little Suede Shoes by Charlie Parker, Webb City by Bud Powell, Tiny Capers by Clifford Brown, and Fried Bananas by Dexter Gordon.

The four members of the Modernistics have performed extensively in the United States and abroad. Peter H. Bloom, praised for his "hip, jazzy flute work" (allaboutjazz.com), has concertized with jazz and classical ensembles in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on more than 40 CDs. He is a veteran of the illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (43rd season). Mark Leighton is acclaimed as a jazz and classical guitarist, performs across the Northeast, 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.

The Modernistics are managed exclusively by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, Director, telephone 617-776-8778, email: delamotte-amw@comcast.net

More Information: http://www.americasmusicworks.com/modernistics.html

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