Topic: Mike Ritter
Clarksville, TN – The sounds of West Africa will fill the hall of Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre, the Roxy Regional Theatre, for one afternoon this month.
The Cumberland Winds celebrates Black History Month with a special concert in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 2:00pm.
Organized by Yvonne Kendall and Mike Ritter, this narrated performance of instruments, song and dance will travel through time from West Africa to the Americas — North America, South America and the Caribbean — celebrating the musical influence of African culture in the New World.
Clarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave hosted its annual Cooling at the Cave on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, drawing what some said was the largest crowd ever for the event that takes the citizens of Clarksville more than half-a-century back in time.
Hundreds enjoyed the music of Clarksville’s own Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, under the direction of Mike Ritter. The band set up near the mouth of the cave, from which spills cool air year round. A feature that decades ago made Dunbar Cave the most popular venue in town.
Clarksville, TN – While many are familiar with their full band performances, the Cumberland Winds will feature the fine musicians from our community who make up the group during a recital at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Featuring soloists and small ensembles performing varied styles and types of music in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre, the evening will include performances by Tamera Deichert and Yvonne Kendall on flute duet, Michael Stewart and Emmanuel Mejeun on French horn duet, and Patricia Ritter and Yvonne Kendall on harp and flute duet, as well as pieces by Cumberland Winds’ Woodwind, Saxophone and Clarinet Quartets. Musical direction will be provided by Mike Ritter.
Roxy Regional Theatre presents The Cumberland Winds Jazz Combo performing “A Night of Jazz Standards”, March 29th
Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – Jazz standard lovers will not want to miss the incredible evening of music lined up at Clarksville’s oldest professional live theatre, the Roxy Regional Theatre, this spring.
The Cumberland Winds Jazz Combo presents “A Night of Jazz Standards” in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 7:30pm.
All ages are sure to enjoy this variety of memorable jazz standards, including famous songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, performed by Bo Clayton on trumpet, Darrin Hoffman on guitar, Zenon Garcia on drums and Avery Cody on bass, with featured vocalist Sarah Queen.
Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – While many are familiar with their full band performances, the Cumberland Winds will feature the fine musicians from our community who make up the group during a soloist recital at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 7:30pm.
Featuring soloists and small ensembles performing varied styles and types of music in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre, the evening will include performances by Richard Steffen on trumpet, Daniel Aston on tuba, Michael Stewart and Emmanual Mejeun on horn duet, Earl Corrothers and Darrin Hoffman on sax and guitar duet, Patricia Ritter and Yvonne Kendall on flute and harp duet, as well as pieces by Cumberland Winds’ Saxophone and Trombone Quartets and String and Woodwind Quintets.
Clarksville Community Concert Association announces Cyrus Chestnut Trio to headline 54th Mid-South Jazz Festival
Clarksville, TN – The Cyrus Chestnut Trio will headline this year’s 54th Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival in collaboration with the Clarksville Community Concert Association Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm.
The trio plays jazz festivals around the world with Chestnut believing, “If I can send one person home after a performance feeling better than when they arrived, then I’ve done my job.” Ticket information can be acquired through www.clarksvillemusic.org or 1.877.811.0200.
Flags Donated at The American Dream Celebration to be Retired on July 3rd at Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville, KY
Hopkinsville, KY – Flag Day, June, 14th, 2014 would not have been the same in Hopkinsville, KY without the stirring concert performed by The Cumberland Winds Concert Band, directed by Mike Ritter.
Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the annual American Dream Celebration featured a rousing patriotic concert by the famed orchestra from Clarksville, TN.
53rd Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival at Austin Peay State University to be headlined by Jazz great Gregoire Maret
Clarksville, TN – At 92, Toots Thielemans is considered the world’s greatest jazz harmonica musician, having played with luminaries such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.
In 2012, Thielemans made a guest appearance on 37-year-old Gregoire Maret’s self-titled debut solo album, and most music critics saw this as a passing of the baton to a new master of the jazz harmonica.
Dominick Farinacci to headline Austin Peay State University’s 52nd annual Mid-South Jazz Festival April 3rd-6th
Clarksville, TN – In 2011, the New York Times published a review of a new jazz album, “Dawn of Goodbye,” by a trumpeter named Dominick Farinacci. The album cover, printed with the article, showed a black and white image of a handsome, but very young-looking, 28-year-old musician. That picture caused some jazz aficionados to assume the album was the work of a novice. The Times review intended to correct that misconception.
“Mr. Farinacci plays beautifully, with expressive control, throughout a program of love-haunted standards and compatible originals, including his yearning title track,” the review stated. “His phrasing attests to some close study of Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, but avoids outright imitation.”
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