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Mike Whitehead Jazz Group: A Celebration of Local Composers

Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ will welcome the Mike Whitehead Jazz Group to its Sanctuary on August 21 at 4 PM for a concert featuring music by Mid Coast Maine composers.  The Mike Whitehead group includes Mike on trumpet, Tom Luther on piano, Jason Dean on drums and Spike Hyssong on bass.  The featured Mid Coast composers include the late Charlie Bechler, Spike Hyssong, Tom Luther and Mike Whitehead. 

 Photo by Steve Cartwright

Photo by Steve Cartwright

Members of the group have performed together for years and have developed an intuitive and empathetic bond that is evident in every performance. The tunes performed will cover a wide range of styles from swing to Latin to funky.  The Whitehead group has a strong following in the Mid Coast and performs in many local venues.

The Mike Whitehead group has also performed as a trio (less the bass) several times for Sunday services at Broad Bay Church.  They have brought wonderful improvisational music supporting the particular Sunday liturgy, as well as spirited hymn accompaniments. 

Broad Bay Church is actively involved in bringing concert events to the Waldoboro area.  Broad Bay concerts are varied in purpose and type.  The recent Four Seasons String Concert was a multi-media event in conjunction with the Medomak Valley Land Trust.  The annual Organ Concert supports the Broad Bay music ministry and ensures that the historic Hook and Hastings organ remains in top condition.  On October 14 Broad Bay will bring a second annual musical concert in support of New Hope for Women, an area organization founded to end domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. In the case of the Mike Whitehead Group, we are pleased to have them at our venue to enable their music to be heard by a larger audience.

Broad Bay concerts are free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, please contact Broad Bay Church by email, website or phone: waldoucc@midcoast.com, www.broadbaychurch.org, 207 832 6898.

 

Earlier Event: June 25
Four Seasons Multimedia Performance
Later Event: September 9
Annual Organ Concert