Live with the Friends is brought to you by the Friends of the Huron Public Library in collaboration with area musicians and music students.
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Mystical Celtic Fusion
Nessa is a Celtic fusion group led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Kelly McDermott, known for her virtuosic flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder/multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier to research, arrange, and perform the music of Nessa. This hard-working team re-imagines the ballads and dances of the U.K. and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz, funk, and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids.
Eric Everett Jazz is a consummate, long-running musical group featuring Huron Native Eric Everett on drums, Charlene Smythe on vocals, Tom Jares on guitar and vocals, Matt Tieman on Saxophone, and Paul Lorz on bass. EEJ plays a wide-ranging selection of classic jazz and contemporary jazz-styled standards from Bill Evans and Miles Davis to The Beatles and Stevie Wonder. EEJ has a lengthy list of client-based experience from private parties, fundraisers, and wedding cocktail hours to fine dining jazz restaurants and clubs in the Cleveland area. Recent Huron appearances have included the Old Fish House and Huron Rotary Fine Arts Festival. Eric first studied jazz music under former Huron High School band director Kris Burt in the early 80's. Greg Bauman, a well-respected area musician and Huron Public Library performer, has been an influential drumming mentor to Eric for several decades. Eric is also a contributing writer for DrumHead Magazine, and has interviewed a wide variety of successful musicians including Sheila E.
Cellocentric returns to the Library to bring their unique blend of folk, classical, and jazz. The trio features guitarist Doug Wood, cellist Carolina Borja, and bassoonist Arleigh Savage. They will feature some of their own originals, along with a few recognizable tunes from artists like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.