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Modernistics on Tour with Swinging Celebration of the Great American Songbook, NY and PA
The Modernistics (Ted and Pamela Powers, tap and vocals; Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar; Dave Zox, double-bass) will perform hits by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and other master tunesmiths.
The Modernistics will celebrate the Great American Songbook with music by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and other master tunesmiths. Crowd-
The Modernistics have performed at venues across the Northeast. The members of the group have taught and performed extensively in the United States and abroad.
Peter H. Bloom, praised for his "hip, jazzy flute work" (Allaboutjazz.com)
Mark Leighton is acclaimed as a jazz and classical guitarist, performs widely, and serves on the faculties of Colby College and St. George's School. Ted Powers' career in jazz, blues, and pop includes several years as a solo performer in the south of France and tap-dancing in the U.S. with the legendary Jimmy "Sir Slyde" Mitchell. Pamela Powers has performed and taught in the United States, Germany and England. She studied with Harold Nicholas of the iconic Nicholas Brothers and with renowned Broadway choreographer Charles Hughes. Bassist Dave Zox has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Band, Herb Reed and the Platters, John Abercrombie, Kenny Werner, Phil Woods, and other notables.
The Modernistics are managed by Americas Musicworks, Rebecca DeLamotte, director.