Three jazz concerts in a club-like setting, featuring respected performers from the region and New York City’s jazz scene, will be at the Waterfowl Building in Easton, Maryland with music this summer. The series marks the debut of live performances presented by Jazz Alive, a charitable foundation based in Talbot County, at the historic Waterfowl Building’s Festival Hall. Located at 40 South Harrison Street, the popular venue serves as the headquarters for the Waterfowl Festival held annually in November.
Jazz Alive concludes its 3-part concert series at Easton’s historic Waterfowl Building with jazz harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and bassist Paul Langosch on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 7pm.
Hailed as “one of the world’s leading exponents of the jazz harmonica” by JazzTimes Magazine, Hendrik Meurkens has been described as “Brazilian samba swing with Toots Thielemans’ virtuosity”. Joining Hendrik will be master guitarist Paul Bollenback, for whom George Benson called “a versatile dynamo on guitar . . . his approach to jazz and blues has a uniqueness unto itself”. Rounding out the trio is bassist Paul Langosch. A veteran of the jazz scene with an impressive list of credentials including Jon Hendricks, George Shearing, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Susanna McCorkle, and over 20 years as bassist for Tony Bennett performing on 10 Bennett recordings, many television shows, and multiple tours to Japan, South America, Europe, Great Britain, and Australia.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students and are available at jazz-alive.org or at the door the day of the event. A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be available for purchase. Proceeds from ticket and concession sales support Jazz Alive’s mission of providing educational support in developing future artists and preserving this great art form through school and community programs.