An Afternoon of Jazz at the Cape Cod Museum of Art

March 8th with Lori Columbo, Paul Williams and Rich Hill
(Courtesy of the artists)

On Sunday, March 8, at 2:30pm, Lori Colombo (vocals), Paul McWilliams (piano), and Rich Hill (bass) will perform a varying repertoire of Great American Songbook Classics & Jazz Standards as part of the popular Music & More series at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis Village.

Music & More, sponsored by the Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, has been bringing joyful music to Cape Codders for 17 years. Music & More runs Sundays, January 5 through March 29 at 2:30pm with sold-out performances every week at the CCMoA, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis Village.  Enjoy intimate concerts with musicians from a vast variety of disciplines, including swing, blue grass, Dixieland jazz, Celtic music, jazz standards and classical music. Following each performance, join the musicians for conversation and light refreshments. Tickets are $18/$170 Season Pass for non-members, $15/$140 Season Pass for members of CCMoA.

About the Performers:

LORI COLUMBO, JAZZ VOCALS

Since returning from California to her home on Cape Cod in 2006, Lori has performed live at local restaurants and events, and throughout New England, for 20+ years. She has opened for the prestigious Pops by the Sea, featuring the Boston Pops, in both 2006 and 2012...and as well at the critically-acclaimed Summer Jazz Series at Chatham’s Wequassett Resort as well as Provincetown. Daughter of renowned jazz trumpeter, Lou Colombo, Lori, in his legacy continues to perform at the esteemed long-standing Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis, and the West End, among others! 

While residing in California prior to 2006, Lori had the extreme pleasure of performing with Billie Holiday’s West Coast band and, as well, opened for Windham Hill artist, George Winston. Fluent in Italian and while living in Italy, she recorded with producer, Franco Migliacci, best known for his hit, “Volare”. She performed as well regionally with various Italian ensembles.  Steeped musically in the tradition of the Jazz classics, Lori’s first love is the Great American Songbook and American Standards.

An aficionado of all languages, she incorporates in her repertoire songs in Italian, Spanish, French and Brazilian-Portuguese.

 

RICH HILL, BASSIST

Rich is a versatile musician who plays both electric and upright bass. His career began performing in show bands at the age of seventeen touring internationally with the Playboy Club Circuit. He attended the Berklee School of Music and then began touring with the Platters, various other bands, and following with artists, Shawn Monteiro, Joan Rivers, Suede and Gregg Sullivan. He is featured regularly with Cape Cod’s Jazz favorites, drummer Bart Weisman, pianist Fred Boyle among others. Rich teaches bass, theory and has a home recording facility.


PAUL MCWILLIAMS, PIANIST

Paul has enjoyed an extensive professional career for 45 years playing with musicians and vocalists too numerous to mention....not the least of whom was the internationally acclaimed and beloved chanteuse, Rebecca Parris. Paul has followed his heart which has been specializing in vocal accompaniment, and has accompanied artists such as: Rebecca Parris, Mark Murphy, Linda Hopkins, Louise Alexandra and Lori Colombo.

Paul is a 1975 graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has devoted himself to private teaching for 27 years. He has toured in various locations worldwide such as Oslo, Norway, Amsterdam, The Hague and London.


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