Downtown! Songs of the British Invasion

Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE EVENT


From Carnaby Street to Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club to Hyde Park, the vibe of The British Invasion is Downtown Winston-Salem this summer for one night. Great tunes through the jazz looking glass, including: Downtown, The Fool On The Hill, I Started A Joke, Time of the Season, Georgy Girl, and more.

Vocalist Martha Bassett with Matt Kendrick, bass and arrangements; Federico Pivetta, piano; Ken Wilmot, trumpet; and John Wilson, drums, perform eclectic jazz arrangements of British Invasion songs.

TICKETS


$24 General Admission
$8 Students
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LOCATION


The Millennum Center

101 W 5th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Beer and wine are available for purchase at the venue.

ARTIST BIOS


Over the past decade, vocalist Martha Bassett has entertained countless NC audiences at festivals, concerts, and parties. She currently tours full time with the “Martha Bassett Band,” an Americana/alt-country quintet which has opened for Lyle Lovett, the Avett Brothers, and Chuck Prophet.  She's played most of our region's festivals, including Floydfest and Merlefest. She presents the Martha Bassett show monthly at The Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC.

 

Federico Pivetta, a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles, is an active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed with jazz greats such as Ernie Watts and Arturo Sandoval, and he regularly appears in recital with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta. Mr. Pivetta and Ms. Reuter-Pivetta are previous winners of Concert Artists Guild New York Competition.

 

Ken Wilmot is a member of the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies and is a founding member of the Giannini Brass. He has also performed with the New World Symphony and with the Eastern Philharmonic. He has appeared and toured with a variety of popular and jazz artists such as The Four Tops, Ray Charles, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, and he currently is the Ensembles Manager and Chamber Music Coordinator for the UNCSA School of Music.

 

Matt Kendrick, bassist is a native of Winston-Salem, where he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1977, he moved to New York City and performed for four years in numerous avant-garde venues. After studying with jazz educator Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee, and playing in the Knoxville Symphony, he returned to Winston-Salem in 1981. As a performer/composer, Matt has released five CD’s, including more that forty of his own compositions, to critical acclaim. He has also garnered many grants and fellowships.

Matt has performed with numerous jazz artists, including Marian McPartland, Tierney Sutton, Archie Shepp and Jaki Byard. He serves on the board of Music Carolina, and is the music director for Carolina Music Ways. He has scored music for three films, and his own ensemble, the Matt Kendrick Unit, has played festivals, museums, clubs, etc. throughout the southeast.

 

John Wilson, drummer, has been exploring his love of music in bars, clubs, concert halls, dance studios and recording spaces for nearly twenty-five years. A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music, John has served as percussionist for a variety of organizations including cruise ships, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Music Carolina. In addition, he has taught at Davidson College, Pfeiffer University, Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, and the John Coltrane Jazz Workshop.

 

Federico Pivetta, a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles, is an active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed with jazz greats such as Ernie Watts and Arturo Sandoval, and he regularly appears in recital with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta. Mr. Pivetta and Ms. Reuter-Pivetta are previous winners of Concert Artists Guild New York Competition.

 

Ken Wilmot, trumpet, is a member of the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies and is a founding member of the Giannini Brass. He has also performed with the New World Symphony and with the Eastern Philharmonic. He has appeared and toured with a variety of popular and jazz artists such as The Four Tops, Ray Charles, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, and he currently is the Ensembles Manager and Chamber Music Coordinator for the UNCSA School of Music.