Series Ends with Jazz and Italian Ice

“Sean A. Lane has been part of the Washington/Baltimore music scene for more than a decade, building on a love of music that started as a child growing up surrounded by jazz, R&B, classical and popular music in his diverse neighborhood. By age six he was plunking out his first songs from the radio and learning melodies from his mother. By age seven he was taking lessons and it was as a teenager that he developed an interest in jazz.

Playing at small and large venues throughout the region as a soloist and as a member of groups including Jazzwerx and Bay Jazz Project, he has a repertoire that includes jazz standards, smooth jazz, rhythm and blues, Dixieland, and other genres, Sean has played at a number of well known venues including the Kennedy Center, One Step Down, Takoma Station, The National Press Club, Constitution Hall, and Camden Yards. He has also played at five Presidential Inaugural celebrations. All of this in addition to his regular gig playing piano at Nordstrom. His recordings include, “Request for Romance” which featured solo piano covers of popular tunes and “Crying Blue Sky” that includes six original tunes.
In addition to great music, audiences will enjoy delicious “Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice” treats for sale during the concert. Proceeds from the sale of each dessert will benefit the Arts Council and the Wye River Upper School thanks to owners Rick & Valerie Coulby and Jeff Moran from the school who came up with the idea, “”Wye River Upper School is pleased to collaborate with The Arts Council, Moore Family Foundation and The Maryland State Arts Council in providing our students with the with the funds necessary to participate in an annual drama program. In this economy, when we are looking for innovative ways to supplement our funding resources, this seemed like a fun way to do a little fundraising.”

Join the band and other music lovers at the Chesapeake Exploration Center in Chester, Maryland on August 27. Concerts begin at 7 pm. The series is presented by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, Congressman Frank Kratovil, and Dr. James Lucas. Door prizes are provided by Prime Outlets of Queenstown, and media sponsorship has been provided by Tidewater Trader. Bring blankets or chairs; picnicking is encouraged, food is available for sale at this location. Concerts will be held rain or shine. Contact the Arts Council in the event of extreme weather conditions or alerts. For additional information or to receive a concert schedule call 410-758-2520 or email:, or

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