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Bits and Pieces 03.23.23

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:02
Hamptons Jazz Fest will bring Will Bernard, a guitarist, and his quartet to the Southampton Arts Center.
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Jazz Fest at SAC
Hamptons Jazz Fest will touch down at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday with a 7 p.m. performance by the Will Bernard Quartet. Called "one of jazz's hardest working and most gifted guitarists" by Billboard magazine, Mr. Bernard has been playing and recording internationally for more than 30 years.

He has toured extensively with his own bands or as a member of the Stanton Moore Trio, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Groundation, and many others. As a bandleader, he has appeared at festivals throughout the United States and overseas.

Tickets are $35, $30 for members. Doors will open at 6:30.

Piano Prodigy 
Although she is only 15 years old, the Japanese pianist Nana Miyoshi has won first prize in the Yokohama International Piano Competition and the Imola International Piano Audition, both in Japan, and at Austria's Classic Pure Vienna International Competition.

Ms. Miyoshi will appear at The Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 4 p.m. with a performance that highlights the works of Florence Beatrice Price and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, two Black composers enjoying a renaissance in concerts around the world. The program also includes works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, and others, as well as a lecture by Barry Alexander and Cosmo Buono that will illuminate the composers and their music.

Tickets are $40, $35 for members, $15 for students and children.

A different kind of music will fill The Church tomorrow evening at 7, when D.J. Mister Lama will be on hand for "Just Dance," the venue's bimonthly dance party. 

Tickets are $20 and $15 for members. Edibles will be on sale from 7:30 to 9.

Comedy at Bay Street
The comedian Joseph Vecsey will host three stand-up comedians in an All Star Comedy show at Bay Street Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Chanel Ali has appeared on the Starz series "Night Train With Wyatt Cenac," "Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks" on TruTV, and "Dash & Lily" on Netflix. A Gotham Comedy Club host, Regina DeCicco is a guest contributor to "The Howard Stern Show" on SiriusXM and has appeared at the Friars Club. Linette Palladino, a U.S. Army major who has performed worldwide, draws humor from her life as a mother, wife, and veteran.

Tickets are $35.

Monologues in Montauk
Members of the Montauk Library's "Introduction to Stage Acting Class," taught by Josh Gladstone and Kate Mueth, will share their monologues with the public in the workshop's final session, on Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The performers are Barbara Mattson, Loretta Davis, Abi Prince, Donald Newman, Diane Ferraro, Stan Wiencko, Christina Sun, Felipe Garcia, Nan French, Sarah Conway, and Pam Melet.

Garden Talks
Marders Nursery and Garden Center in Bridgehampton will launch a series of garden talks on Sunday at 10 a.m. with "Starting the Season, Spring Cleaning in the Garden."

Upcoming talks include "Dealing with Voles and Moles" (April 2), "Choosing, Using & Pruning Hydrangeas" (April 16), and a talk and demonstration on "Dividing and Planting Overwintered Dahlia Tubers" (April 23).

The talks will continue on most Sunday mornings at 10 through June 4.

Musical Potpourri
A musical weekend at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead begins on Thursday at 8 with a performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The South African choral group, which achieved international recognition after singing with Paul Simon on his 1986 album "Graceland," has since won five Grammy Awards. Tickets are $49 to $75.

"Soul in My Country," a blend of both genres, will bring a pair of Grammy-nominated singers, Brian Owens and Rissi Palmer, to the Suffolk on Friday at 8 p.m. The duo will deliver their own interpretations of the music of Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, and others. Tickets are $39 to $59.

The band Credence Revived, which has brought the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival to Europe and Malaysia as well as to venues throughout the United States, will touch down in Riverhead on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49 to $59.

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