Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:30pm | Tickets: $25
The Blues Spectrum
A unique Blues concert presentation
Arranged and Performed by Scott Cleveland
The Blues Spectrum is a unique concert presentation which traces the Blues through it’s origins in 17th century “field hollers”, into an incredible number of “branches”; Acoustic Delta Blues, the earliest American popular music; urbane ballads from the likes of Elvis Costello and Tom Waits; New Orleans R&B ala Allen Touissaint; lush and astringent Jazz Blues, plus much more. It’s a self-revealing journey because every American has been given this gift from African Americans and therefore shares in it.
Scott Cleveland is a lifelong composer/singer/pianist/music educator/church musician. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, an M.M. in Music Theory/Composition from UMass Lowell and a M.Div. from Boston University. He has written and produced five independent solo albums and performs original and reinterpreted Jazz/R&B/Blues as a solo pianist and singer and in numerous duos/trios/quartets. He is on the Adjunct Music Faculty of UMA, teaches Jazz piano privately, is a recording studio pianist and is the Music Director for The Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church. His musical director/pit band credits include: Man of La Mancha, Oliver, The Fantasticks, (New Surry Theatre); The Pajama Game, Almost, Maine (Reach Performing Arts Center); Ten Real Star Acts, The Last Ferryman (Stonington Opera House), Spamalot (The Grand Theatre, Ellsworth) and H.M.S. Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine). He also composed the choral overture and incidental music for Cabin Fever Theatre’s Almost, Maine, and was commissioned to compose the piano score for the multimedia production of From Away to Here… which premiered at The Burnt Cove Church, Stonington in July 2014. He has just released his fifth independent CD, “Scott Cleveland: Live in Castine.”