AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: January 26, 2012 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Peters Township Public Library
Street: 616 East McMurray Road
City/Town: McMurray, PA 15317
Website or Map: http://www.ptlibrary.org
Event Type: jazz, performance
Organized By: Maddie Siegel
Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2012
Ease into winter with “An Evening of Jazz” at the Peters Township Public Library on Thursday, January 26 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the library lobby. This free program will be hosted by the library’s Senior Advisory Council and feature accomplished local musicians Lee Robinson and Joseph Sheehan. Register to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, at the circulation desk or call 724-941-9430.
As a jazz saxophonist, digital sound artist and music experimenter, Peters Township resident Lee Robinson presents music with an exciting perspective. His focus is to transform his listeners of all ages with “sound.” He has been able achieve this goal by collaborating with poets, actors, visual artists and a computer programmer for a variety of exciting projects, including an impromptu jam with Drepung Monks on their visit to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to build a Mandala for peace in 2002. Traveling with his musical group he has performed in New York City, Toronto, Ontario, and Saitama City, Japan.
Joseph Sheehan is a composer, pianist, and educator rooted in classical, jazz, and world music traditions. Sheehan leads his own ensemble, Kinetic. A prolonged trip to Ghana, West Africa, to study traditional drumming, song, and dance had a profound effect on his musical language and philosophy. He aspires to create music that connects with audiences in deep and fulfilling ways. In Pittsburgh he has been active as a pianist in many several groups, and also as an educator, teaching music at Duquesne University and CCAC Boyce. He holds degrees in composition from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) and Duquesne University.