Opening Benefit Concert - AFTER HOURS
September 16, 2009
Opening Benefit Concert at Scullers Jazz Club
Featuring John Harbison & Friends with Emmanuel Music and the Token Creek Jazz Ensemble.
Near Art Songs, Waltzes, Mary Travers Comeback Album with Roberta Anderson, Susan Consoli, Krista River, Jason McStoots, Charles Blandy, and Michael Beattie
Pop Songs and Instrumentals with Nicole Pasternack, Tom Artin, Rose Mary Harbison, John Harbison, John Schaffer, and Todd Steward
September 16 is the “pub date” for John Harbison’s After Hours (G. Schirmer), a collection of songs written “in the margins” between 1953 and 2009, some downright lowdown, some in the new realm of Near Art. Included will be two songs written for the occasion with lyrics by Lloyd Schwartz (a sophisticated beguine called Dreamin) and Louise Gluck (a tough country ballad, Stand By Your Grievance).
Manuscripts auctioned, drinks quaffed, engaging tunes heard, jazz played.