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.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Oct. 12, 2019 - PRLog -- The Modernistics are the singing and tap-dancing team of Ted and Pamela Powers, with veteran jazz musicians Peter H. Bloom on flute, Mark Leighton on guitar, and Dave Zox on double-bass.  The group will perform in the Cultural Series at Misericordia University on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Lemmond Theatre in Walsh Hall (301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612), and the quintet will make its debut in the Robert H. Wood Great Artists at Herkimer College, Sarkus-Busch Theater, 100 Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, New York 13350.

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-pleasing songs and high-energy tap dance numbers will include Sunny Side of the Street, Paper Moon, Bye-Bye Blackbird, Georgia on My Mind, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing.

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" (, has concertized in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on 45 CDs. He has shared the stage with Ricky Ford, Charles Neville, Sheila Jordan, Jaki Byard and other jazz greats, and is a veteran of the illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (47th season).  Bloom has performed in London, Bangkok, Canberra, Wellington, Ottawa and other world capitals, and in hundreds of cities across 40 states and four continents.  He is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music.

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.

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