WHITNEY MOULTON JAZZ QUARTET HEADED FOR THE LCCC
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The Lincoln City Cultural Center invites you to sit down, chill out and enjoy a quartet that revels in the straight up jazz tradition: the Whitney Moulton Quartet. Led by Moulton, a bass player with national touring chops, this ensemble will hit the center stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. For this concert, the quartet will feature local trumpeter and Lincoln Pops conductor John Bringetto.
Within four years of moving to New York City, Moulton performed and toured with jazz artists Sarah McLawler, Carol Sudhalter, Dick Griffin, Linda Presgrave, Emme Kemp, and many Count Basie Orchestra alumns. She has played with orchestras including The Bronx Symphony, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, Regina Opera, as well as numerous solo and chamber music performances. While in New York, Moulton also performed in major venues including the historic Minton’s Playhouse, Birdland, Saint Peter’s Church Jazz Vespers, Lester Young Memorial Celebration, Jazz Mobile, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
Now living in Eugene, Moulton fronts her own jazz quartet, plays as a jazz sideman, and performs with the Salem Chamber Orchestra and Umpqua Chamber Orchestra. She regularly appears with the dynamic cover band The Blue Valentines, and recently finished recording an album of captivating original music with Troupe Carnivàle. In addition to her busy performance schedule, Moulton is the bass instructor at Willamette University, a guest instructor in schools in Eugene and Salem, and teaches private music lessons.
The quartet she’s bringing to Lincoln City features Dario LaPoma on piano, Joe Freuen on the trombone and Don Elkington on drums, along with local bandleader and trumpet man John Bringetto.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, on sale now by calling 541-994-9994, or by dropping by the center, inside the historic brick Delake School building at NE Sixth St. and Hwy. 101. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a no-host beer and wine bar staffed by LCCC volunteers.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, art classes and visitor information inside the Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101. Other upcoming events include a Coffee Concert featuring Perry Gerber on May 15, an evening with pianist Beverly Ritz (called “It Might As Well Be Spring”) on May 19, and the center’s first-ever concert with Rick Bartow (“Reservation Radio”) on May 25.
For tickets and information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.