Charleston Jazz is partnering with the Gibbes Museum of Art to present the Art of Jazz summer series sponsored by Nancye B. Starnes. The final show of this three-part series will feature saxophonist Kevin Patton and pianist Maxx Bradley as they debut original compositions inspired by artwork on exhibit at the Gibbes Museum. The event takes place on Wednesday, August 15th from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Patton graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone performance and recently released a full-length jazz album entitled Full Authority. The Absolutes will debut eight original compositions as part of a quartet including Fisher Wilson (bass) and Miller Boone (drums).
Bradley recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in music composition and jazz piano. He will soon begin a master’s degree in composition and experimental sound practices at the California Institute of Arts (CalArts). His music has been performed by the Anatolia College ensemble in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and by several College of Charleston ensembles.
The song list includes:
Keep the Faith by Kevin Patton
Inspired from 'Ye Shall Inherit the Earth' by Charles Wilbert White
Cupolas and Rooftops by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by 'Cupolas and Rooftops' by Corrie McCallum
Rain in Charleston by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by Rain in Charleston by Thomas Fransioli
Still Life with Fish by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by Still Life With Fish by William Merritt Chase
Changing Power by Maxx Bradley
Inspired by Changing Power by Lonnie Holley
The Process by Kevin Patton
Inspired by Taking Seed-Rice Down to the Fields by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
Sowing Seeds by Kevin Patton
Inspired by The Harvest Flow by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me by Kevin Patton
Inspired by The Plantation Church by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
Tickets are $20 for Gibbes Museum of Art members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students and faculty (with valid ID). The ticket price includes the jazz concert, museum admission, and a complimentary cocktail from 5Church. Tickets for Art of Jazz are available at www.charlestonjazz.com.