Taos Jazz Bebop Society and TCA present…
Watch it at home beginning
August 19 through September 2nd.
“A dazzling array of jazz and rock’n’ roll giants”
– Time Out
“Outstanding! It’s Americana and a document of it’s time”
A concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, on the Rhode Island coast. Directed by Bert Stern, an illustrious commercial and fashion photographer of the day, the film captures the era of the well-dressed late 50’s– along with thrilling performances by Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, George Shearing, Chico Hamilton, Art Farmer, Sonny Stitt, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, and Mahalia Jackson, among many others.
TCA Drive-in Concert
DOUG LAWRENCE QUARTET
Doug Lawrence, tenor sax
Bob Muller, piano
Terry Burns, bass
Pete Amahl, drums
“Doug Lawrence’s joyful spirit, energy and bright ideas are contagious.”
August 29, 7:00 PM– TCA Backlot
Doug Lawrence Quartet
LIVE Drive-in Concert
Tickets willl not be available the night of the performance
A unique, innovative LIVE MUSIC solution to the tough challenges imposed by the current health crisis. The concert will be staged in the parking lot behind the TCA. The performance will be broadcast over FM radio waves to audience members who are parked in the lot and will remain in their cars for the duration of the concert.
Taos Jazz fans have known and loved Doug Lawrence’s huge, warm sound and personality for years. Until the pandemic halted concerts, Doug traveled the world as lead tenor with the Count Basie Orchestra. Bob Muller has dazzled Taos audiences with his exciting and fluid keyboard improvisations in several appearances in recent years. Terry Burns, bassist, has extensive performance experience with some of the greatest names in jazz– including Richie Cole, Freddie Hubbard, Ray Bryant, Jane Monheit, Art Farmer, and many more. And Pete Amahl is certainly among the most swinging and best-loved drummers in all of New Mexico. The four plan to play their hearts out– with pure JOY at being able to play LIVE for the first time in nearly six months of shutdown.