Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leach Library to Present an Evening of “The American Songbook” on Jazz Guitar

On Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m., jazz guitarist Gerry Johnston will perform jazz and popular standards from “The American Songbook” at the Londonderry Leach Library.

Gerry Johnston is a professional jazz guitarist who has studied at both the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. He specializes in jazz and popular standards, but also performs traditional classical guitar works. He has performed his original arrangements and improvisations on classic tunes for audiences of all ages throughout New England at a variety of venues.

In this program, Mr. Johnston will perform selections from “The American Songbook.” The performance will include jazz and popular standards by such composers as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Richard Rodgers. Audience members are invited to request songs from a song list provided at the program. Please join us for this evening of selections from the Golden Age of American music performed on classical guitar.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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