CONSERVATORY NOTES: Save date for Hingham Jazz Fest (via Wicked Local)

September is a bittersweet month. I love the less-structured summer schedule, vacation time with family and friends, and certainly the warm weather, but I also love the “new year” feel that September brings – the refreshed air, and getting back into my school year routine, even though my kids are no longer living under my roof. And this September I have something more to look forward to – the Hingham Jazz Fest at South Shore Conservatory.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Conservatory will be presenting the third annual Hingham Jazz Festival and it will be a blast. Like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, jazz here is loosely defined, and encompasses all sorts of music. The day will start with a lively and delicious jazz brunch on the Jane Carr Amphitheater stage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and continue with ESP Vocal Trio, which features close harmony a cappella jazz standards. Elan Mehler, the pianist who wowed jazz brunch audience members last year, features some original new jazz, while Anthony Geraci, presents blues from his recent award nominated CD Fifty Shades of Blue. Finally, the Conservatory’s Jazz/Rock/Pop faculty members celebrating the music of Prince, BB King, David Bowie, Merle Haggard and other artists no longer with us. It’s going to be a great day of music, featuring the outstanding faculty of the Conservatory!

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