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Brad Terry and Clifford Cameron
November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $15
Brad Terry is a jazz legend and Maine treasure. Brad’s musical journey started more than 70 years ago when legendary band leader “King of Swing” Benny Goodman told his mother to buy Brad a clarinet. “I got three free lessons when I bought the instrument and almost immediately, I started playing this wonderful music called jazz. Undiagnosed ADD forced me to learn everything by ear; reading music was not an option. (Later I had three unproductive lessons with Benny.)”
It was raw luck that early on Brad started playing with Steve Swallow, Sam Brown & Wayne Wright; did concerts with Chuck Wayne & Joe Puma; sat in at the Celebrity Club and played multiple gigs with Buddy Tate & Buck Clayton. Later Brad sat in with Eddie Thompson and Major Holly and played for years with Eddie Thompson, even recording a CD with him. Brad won the Hennessy Cognac Jazz search in NYC with John Basile and recorded a whistling track with Roger Kellaway and Red Mitchell. Dizzy Gillespie visited for a week doing school programs and invited Brad to New York to play Cuban music with him at The Village Gate. Brad enjoyed a 25 year partnership with Joachim Mencel in Poland including lots of concerts and school programs and recording 3 CDs. While in Poland Brad recorded 2 CDs, 1 Gershwin and 1 Ellington, with Jarek Smietana. Brad’s album with guitar legend and Maine native Lenny Breau, Livingroom Tapes, received 4 stars from Leonard Feather. For the last 5 years Brad has performed as much as possible with Peter Herman.
$12 in Advance (here) | $15 at the Door