Maryland Hall Presents “An Evening Of Jazz Violin: Live & On Film”

| January 14, 2013
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Maryland HallEnjoy “An Evening of Jazz Violin: Live & On Film” featuring jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein and rare film footage at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 pm. This performance is part of MHCA’s ongoing Showcase Artist Series. Tickets are $15; $10 for Maryland Hall members.

“An Evening of Jazz Violin: Live & On Film” features New York City based jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein presenting a night of rare film footage of jazz violin pioneers including Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith. Weaving a mix of live performance with film narration, Weinstein brings his Berklee College of Music credentials to a night of film and music featuring his own compositions which famed historian Nat Hentoff called “the rebirth of the hot jazz violin”.

Named a “rising star violinist” by Downbeat Magazine, Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation.  As a featured soloist, Weinstein has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note, the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel.

Weinstein has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross as well as New York Pops founder/conductor, Skitch Henderson.  He has written arrangements for artists including Janis Siegel, Michael Feinstein, Billy Stritch, and Hilary Kole, is a New York Nightlife Award winner and recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship.

With the release of his Arbors Records debut, “A Handful of Stars,” Weinstein has become the youngest jazz musician to have recorded as leader for this prestigious traditional jazz record label.  His newest release, “Blue Too,” is a duo with John Pizzarelli, also available on Arbors Records.

Maryland Hall is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Additional support comes from sponsors including: COMCAST, Inovalon, Inc., ARINC, Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, Towne Transport, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Sandy Spring Bank, M&T Bank, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Severn Savings Bank, Corporate Office Properties Trust, The Law Offices of Alexander & Cleaver and BankAnnapolis.

For more information or to order tickets, contact the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or visitwww.marylandhall.org.  Box office hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 5 pm.  Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

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