Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet coming to Morristown on March 10

 

Abendmusik, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, continues its 2011-2012 themed season (“Celebrating American Music”) with a concert on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 pm featuring the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet.

That’s Eric Mintel on piano; Nelson Hill, saxes and flute; Jack Hedgyi, bass; and Dave Mohn, drums.

There is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens.  Advance tickets are available ($12 adults/$10 seniors) by calling 973-538-2132.  All students with ID are admitted free.

The concert will be presented at the church, at 50 Park Place (on the Green). Our facilities are handicapped accessible.  A reception will follow the concert.

Pianist and composer Eric Mintel formed the Eric Mintel Quartet in 1993.  Additionally a composer of orchestral and choral music, Eric performs his composition Millennium Suite (for orchestra and jazz quartet) with various symphonies throughout the country incorporating jazz and classical music.  The quartet’s choral concerts feature the rarely heard sacred choral music of Duke Ellington performed with various choirs throughout the country combining jazz and choral music.

Eric performed at the White House for President Clinton in 1998. He has been interviewed and featured in Down Beat Jazz Magazine. In 2005, Eric was the featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR, and recently the quartet opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.  Also in 2005, Eric released a three-CD boxed set of his jazz on the QVC television network.  In 2006, the Eric Mintel Quartet was invited to XM Satellite Radio’s headquarters’ in Washington DC to play in XM’s Live Performance Theater.  The quartet’s one-hour show aired on August 12, 2006, on Real Jazz XM 70.

With more than 10 concerts at the Kennedy Center and Eric’s willingness to bring jazz to different regions, this exciting performer continues to connect and communicate with audiences of all ages throughout the country and the world.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com

 

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