“Close to You” – Songs of Burt Bacharach
Saturday, August 12
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Featuring many of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits, including “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “What theWorld Needs Now,” “Raindrops Keep Falling,” “Close To You,” “The Look Of Love,” and more.Martha Bassett, vocals; Jacqui Carrasco, violin; Ken Wilmot, trumpet; Federico Pivetta, piano; Matt Kendrick,bass; John Wilson, drums
$27 General Admission
$10 Ages 6-18
Piedmont Music Center
212 N Broad St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Martha Bassett has been making music in North Carolina and beyond for over 20 years as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Based in Winston-Salem, her band has included many of the region’s finest players. Her most recent project is The Martha Bassett Show, which features national, regional, and local artists, as well as her own music. TMBS is now in its 6th season and is broadcasted weekly on 88.5 WFDD on Saturdays at 7pm, with live shows at the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC. Martha has been singing with Music Carolina’s jazz ensemble since 2007.
Federico Pivetta is a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles. As an active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher, Mr. Pivetta has made numerous recital appearances with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter- Pivetta. Mr. Pivetta is an active freelance musician and also maintains a private teaching studio. Federico Pivetta earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the UNC School of the Arts, where his teachers included Eric Larsen, Anne Epperson and Barbara Lister-Sink.
Violinist Jacqui Carrasco has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Russia, and in styles as diverse as Argentine tango, jazz, and avant-garde new music. As violinist of the Triad-based and award-winning Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble, she will be concertizing in Buenos Aires this fall. Her many recordings include contemporary chamber music on the Nonesuch, Koch, Albany, Mode, CRI, Braxton House, and Navona record labels, as well as the Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble’s recent streamed album "Exótica flor.” Since 1999, she has taught as a Professor of Music at Wake Forest University, and she currently also serves as Chair of the Music Department. From 2008-2017, Ms. Carrasco was the co-director of the Music Carolina SummerFest.
Trumpet player Ken Wilmot is a member of the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies. He is also a member of the Camel City Jazz Orchestra and performs regularly with his jazz colleagues Sunday mornings at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. Ken also serves as the Director of Artistic Operations at the UNC School of the Arts.
Bassist Matt Kendrick is an award-winning bassist, composer and recording artist from Winston-Salem. He studied European classical bass at the UNC School of the Arts and Jazz Improvisation with Jerry Coker at UT Knoxville. Matt Kendrick has appeared on bass with: The Marian McPartland Trio, Ernie Watts, Gene Bertoncini, Archie Shepp, Jaki Byard, Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), Craig Harris, Dick Hyman, and JoAnne Brackeen. He also won the North Carolina Jazz Composers Fellowship twice.
John Wilson has been exploring his love of music in bars, clubs, concert halls, dance studios and recording spaces for nearly thirty 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.