Wed. Apr. 6 at 7:00 P.M. Mystic, Connecticut's Ivory & Gold Trio return for the fourth year to perform favorite ragtime, traditional jazz, and Tin Pan Alley hits at the First Baptist Church of Menlo Park at 1100 Middle (corner Arbor) in Menlo Park. This year's proceeds will benefit the Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund. Doors open at 6:30 and no reservations are required. The church is wheelchair accessible and parking is available behind the church on Arbor. For more information, contact Carol Maslin at: 650-323-8544 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions to the church, visit: www.firstbaptist.com.
Humor, love of music, and exquisite musicianship are the hallmarks of this internationally acclaimed threesome. The Trio's pianist/vocalist Jeff Barnhart (Monterey Jazz Bash's Musician of the Year, 2010) heats up the ivories as his talented wife Anne waxes melodic on her golden flute, all held together by Tennessee's Grammy-winning percussionist, Danny Coots, who often becomes a dead-ringer for Stan Laurel during the Trio's entertaining repartee.
The Trio performs for packed houses at sea and on 6 of the 7 continents (excluding Antarctica). The group is a regular for the Delta queen on the Mississippi, Dehlman Cruises in France, and numerous Radisson and Crystal Cruise Line cruises. Ivory & Gold also performs yearly at the prestigious Keswick and Bude Jazz Weeks in England plus the Sun Valley, Id, Evergreen, CO, Sedalia MO, Medford, OR, Clearwater, FL, Victoria, BC festivals and the Mammoth Lakes, Orange County, Pismo Beach, Three Rivers, and Eureka jazz festivals in California. Jeff also manages and performs with the Titan Hot 7 plus two bands in the U.K., owns his own record label, and is featured on over 50 recordings.
The Trio will be celebrating the release of its latest CD "Songs of the Wanderers" and performing the rag they recorded by Menlo Park's very own ragtime pianist/composer, Nan Bostick. To learn more about Ivory and Gold and sample the Trio's CDs, visit: www.ivoryandgold.net.