Oxford, MD – Chesapeake Music and Oxford Community Center partner for an end of year World Premier jazz concert featuring the Anderson Twins, with an ensemble of twenty musicians on the main stage. The concert is entitled “Benny meets Artie with Strings”, a celebration of the work of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. The show will be held at the Oxford Community Center, Saturday, December 1st from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Goodman and Shaw’s legacy reaches beyond jazz; both recorded classical and third-stream works, constantly pushing the boundaries of pop music while exemplifying perfection on the clarinet. Since their days in elementary school, the Anderson twins have been studying jazz clarinet and are now honing their own artistic voices performing in New York City and beyond. The brothers performed at the 2016 Monty Alexander Jazz Festival and are excited to return to the Eastern Shore with a bigger, more dynamic presentation to bring in the Holiday season.
“This partnership with Chesapeake Music allows the OCC to continue its mission to enrich the lives of the community while inviting all of Talbot County to hear world class music in our concert hall. The acoustics are amazing.” said Joe Fischer, President of the Board of Trustees, “The OCC stage was meant to be filled with the best of the best and Chesapeake Music has fantastic relationships with internationally acclaimed talent. We are very proud of this concert and look forward to more collaborations with Chesapeake Music in the future.”
“Chesapeake Music is enthusiastic about the December concert in partnership with the Oxford Community Center. Our first priority is to bring the best in live musical performances to our community. We continue to explore new combinations, music, and partnerships that will delight our audiences and build the audience of tomorrow”. Courtney Kane, President, Chesapeake Music.
“I last saw the Twins in concert at Lincoln Center. The opportunity to see this show premier in our own backyard is special” added Al Sikes, Board Member, Chesapeake Music and Jazz Committee Chair.
“Peter and Will Anderson are virtuosos on both clarinet and saxophone” – The New York Times
“Saxophones and clarinets elegantly converge, converse and engage in delightful counterpoint…the arrangements, imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic pop and jazz tunes” – The Washington Post
Doors open at 7:00pm with cash bar available. Tickets are $50 for general admission; $250 for the VIP package which includes premium seating and a meet and greet with the Anderson Twins and ensemble. The VIP meet and greet includes an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres from 9:30pm – 10:30pm.
OCC offers a wide diversity of programs throughout the year thanks to the generous annual fund donors, attendees and sponsors. Chesapeake Music concerts offer the opportunity to travel the world through an incredible variety of music with internationally-acclaimed artists’ right here on the Eastern Shore. The money raised by this December 1st event goes directly towards both organizations partnered to serve our greater community.
The Anderson Twins concert event is generously sponsored by Doc’s Sunset Grille and Campbell’s Boatyards. Programs at both organizations are funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council with additional support from corporate and private benefactors.