Music At Moody Spring Concerts

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Music At Moody
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Date/Time
Date(s) - February 3, 2023 - April 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Moody Chapel

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Music at Moody is a concert series featuring local and regional musicians filling our beautiful chapel with great music. The concert series is put on by the Kennebec Valley Community College Center for Civic Engagement.  Students, Faculty, and Staff volunteer to support these concerts and admission is free!  We do, however, accept donations to help support bringing music to this area.

Spring 2023 Concerts

  

February 24, 20237:00 PM – 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)

Yellow Brick Road – Tribute to Elton John

Yellow Brick Road, the nationally touring tribute to Elton John, returns to Moody Chapel in trio format.  Yellow Brick Road provides every detail of an actual Elton John concert, presented in such a way that will have Elton John fans screaming for more!

March 3, 20237:00 PM – 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)

Joshua DeScherer – Travels with a Double Bass

Join Double Bassist and KVCC Faculty Member Joshua DeScherer on a musical journey featuring the double bass, an instrument typically heard as an accompanying voice. On this adventure, we’ll travel to the Churches of Leipzig and to the woodlands of Finland, join a wolf pack, and walk on the moon. This performance will include the Maine Premiere of Finnish Sketches by British Composer and Double Bassist David Heyes.

April 7, 20237:00 PM – 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM)

The Hollywood Swing Syndicate – Featuring Rich Daigle

The Hollywood Swing Syndicate featuring Rich Daigle specializes in “Gypsy Jazz” a European take of an American Art form.Rich Daigle has spent almost 40 years with a guitar in his hand and has played it around the world. After years of study, including a Bachelor Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the University of Maine, Rich has played and sang with a multitude of musical groups of numerous musical genres which ranged from Rock, Blues and Jazz, and has shared stages with the legendary James Brown, and a long list of Jazz greats. He has recorded and received numerous awards as a guitar player and a bass player as well.

Thirty years ago his focus turned to “all things Swing” focusing heavily on the Guitar genius, Django Reinhardt, who, along with violinist Stephane Grappelli, formed the original Hot Club of France in 1937. By entwining their European roots with American Swing rhythms, based on the masterful phrasings of Louis Armstrong, they subsequently created an entirely new, and yet refined, Jazz genre. The Genre has many names, Gypsy Swing, Jazz Manouche and Hot Swing; but, no matter what you call it, this music ranges from Sweet and Lowdown ballads to hard-swinging, heart-pumping tempos, whose antique harmony create an atmosphere that hooks any listener. Rich’s voice has gathered him as many fans as his guitar picking, his smoky, throaty growl evokes the tones of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Tom Waits.

Currently Rich “Hollywood” Daigle can be heard on Guitar and Vocals with the Nation’s #1 Elton John Tribute Band, Yellow Brick Road, and is also a busy voice over artist at his Greenville, Maine studio!

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