Music & More at Cape Cod Museum of Art

The Music & More series at Cape Cod Museum of Art returns for 2012, boasting a great lineup to warm up the weekends this winter.

On Sundays, starting January 8 through February 12 and again from February 26 through March 25, enjoy intimate concerts with musicians from a vast variety of disciplines.

The concerts start at 2:30 p.m. and are slated to include bluegrass, Dixieland jazz, acoustic folk pop, Celtic music, Latin and Brazilian, jazz standards and classical music. Following each performance, join the musicians for conversation and light refreshments.

At the beginning of January, museum patrons enjoyed the Cape Cod Chamber Ensemble on January 8, directed by David Gallagher, playing a presentation of Quintets for Piano and Winds by Mozart and Beethoven.

On January 15, Tripping Lily performed their unique blend of string music with pop sensibilities, mixing cutting edge vocal harmonies with ukulele, mandolin, fiddle and stand-up bass.

Upcoming Concerts Include:

January 22: Gregg Harper

Former CCMA director, now also an acoustic musician on guitar with vocals and harmonica, returns to Dennis for an afternoon of contemporary and traditional music: acoustic, folk, blues jazz roots and Americana.

January 29: Dixie Diehards

Take A Return Trip to New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. The Dixie Diehards returns to CCMA with an afternoon of toe-tapping music from New Orleans of the 1920s and 30s featuring songs such as Alabamy Bound, At the Jazz Band Ball, Ballin the Jack, Melancholy Blues, Shine, Tishomingo Blues, That's a Plenty, Careless Love, Basin Street Blues and a number of others you will recognize as well as a few you might not know.

Toast and Jam
February 5: Toast & Jam

Be entertained with an afternoon of bluegrass and swing. Toast & Jam features Tim Dickey on guitar, mandocello, mandolin, banjo, dobro and vocals; Julie Wanamaker on guitar, ukulele, flute and vocals; and Laird Boles on bass and vocals.

Tim and Julie, singing together since the 1980s, decided in 2007 to make an effort to develop a new repertoire, and started performing as Toast & Jam, with bassist/vocalist Laird Boles, joining them in 2008.

60 Hope Lane (off Route 6A)
on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts
in Dennis, MA
Sol y Canto
February 12: Sol y Canto

Join Puerto Rican/Argentine singer Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist/composer Brian Amador for an afternoon of great Latin music. Rosi's crystalline voice, likened to …"clean spring water, …smooth and clear, and …necessary for life," and Brian's quirky, original compositions address matters of the heart and social and global aspirations of all races and nationalities.

February 26: Livio Freitas with Ron Ormsby & Bart Weisman

Brazilian musician, Livio Freitas, accompanied by Ron Ormbsy on bass and Bart Weisman on drums, will play a selection of Brazilian-inspired music.

March 4: Travels and Dreams: An Afternoon with Jinny Sagorin and Doug Hammer

Jinny will be performing beautiful songs from some favorite musicals, the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary gems. Doug will be performing his original solo piano pieces from Travels, his new double CD. A double-header of inspiring piano compositions and gorgeous songs will warm the heart on a winter's afternoon.

March 11: Boston String Quartet

The group features Christopher Vuk and Angel Valchinov on violin, Chen Lin on viola, and Christina Stripling on cello. They perform with "mature depth and musical prowess" (says the reviewer at Tower Records), and have been delighting audiences throughout the nation performing their own arrangements of classical chamber music, rock, jazz, world music and more. The group is continually "exploring different ways of sparking musical interest." (Boston Globe)

March 18: The Maeve Gilchrist Trio

At only 25, Maeve Gilchrist has been credited as an innovator on the Celtic Harp due to her uniquely chromatic use of the instrument. Her music fuses her Scottish roots with the colors and freedoms of jazz to produce a fresh and unique new sound. Her trio performs exciting original music and breathes life into traditional songs.

March 25: Jenifer and Julian Jackson

Classics and New Originals! Daughter and father are accompanied by Sonny Barbato in a program of classic jazz and American standards and selections from Jenifer's new album of her original songs: The Day Happiness Found Me. The melodic, poetic, heartfelt songs will bring emotion and inner images to all.

Cape Cod Museum of Art, the regional art museum of Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts, is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Dennis.

Tickets for the concerts are $15
$12 for members of CCMA
Reservations are recommended
call 508 385 4477 x 7
or reserve online at

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