PRLog - May 12, 2014 - WORCESTER, Mass. -- Well-known jazz pianist Ed Mascari returns to the city that launched his jazz career more than 40 years ago. He combines his keyboard talents with the saxophone and flute stylings of woodwind specialist Rebecca Wellons to make up this cohesive and energetic musical ensemble. These two Hudson residents will perform a variety of upbeat arrangements of familiar standards and jazz tunes guaranteed to keep a smile on your face and your feet tapping.
Ed Mascari Jazz Duo Featuring Rebecca Wellons.
Ed Mascari and Rebecca Wellons are both neighbors who discovered their musical compatibility this past summer. Their repertoire includes pieces such as Autumn Leaves, Over the Rainbow, Alice in Wonderland, Song for My Father, Have You Met Miss Jones and Take Five. For more information about the duo, visit http://edmascari.com/
Ed Mascari – piano has maintained a professional performing career for more than four decades. In his early career, he worked as a jazz organist leading his own quartet playing concerts at many New England Colleges. Later he played electric piano and synthesizer in “Top 40” bands and then performed as a solo pianist at such venues as the Sheraton Boston Hotel and for 14 years at the Radisson Milford Hotel. Since 1981, Ed has been the organist/pianist/
Ed Mascarihas been teaching piano to adults and children for the past 35 years at the Ed Mascari Piano Studio with locations in Natick and in Hudson. For information about piano lessons www.edmascari.com
Rebecca Wellons-alto & soprano saxophones and flute
has performed with the Chagall Performing Arts Collaborative, the CPAC Saxophone Quartet, The Boston Percussion Group, and has been featured as a soloist with the Bridgewater State University Wind Ensemble. She has also participated in numerous premieres of music for saxophone including works by Aaron Jay Myers, Claudio Gabriele, and Robert Lemay. Rebecca can be heard on Cauchemar Records.
As an educator, Rebecca directs the jazz and concert bands and also teaches general music at Wayland Middle School. In the past, she has taught saxophone and music history at Bridgewater State University, directed public school bands and music for grades 3 – 12, and maintained a successful private teaching studio. Rebecca earned degrees from Indiana University (BME) and The Boston Conservatory (MMEd and MM). Her teachers have included Kenneth Radnofsky, Otis Murphy, and Eugene Rousseau.
What: Ed Mascari Jazz Duo Featuring Rebecca Wellons performs at Worcester’s Viva Bene Italian Restaurant
When: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Viva Bene Italian Restaurant 144 Commercial Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Who: Restaurant is open to the public
Fee: Admission is free; no cover charge; free valet parking
Handicapped Accessible: yes