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Sunday Night Jazz Father’s Day Show ft. The Meta-Beat Playing The Beatles
Sun, Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
About The Meta-Beat
Mark Shilansky and Les Harris Jr. bring their band The Meta-Beat back to the revamped Press Room stage to celebrate the music of The Beatles with jazz improvisation and recontextualized versions of their classic songs. This gig continues the Press Room tradition of featuring this band on or near the birthday that Shilansky and Harris share with Paul McCartney, and will feature Beatles music, music from The Beatles solo careers, and notable music from the period that influenced and was influenced by The Beatles, such as The Band and the Bee Gees.
Mark Shilansky: piano/voice | Les Harris Jr.: drums/voice | David Thorne Scott: voice/trumpet/melodica | Eric Byers: guitars/voice | Marty Ballou: bass/voice
About Sunday Night Jazz
As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years. Born out of Press Room founder Jay Smith’s admiration for pianist Tommy Gallant, the weekly series boasted a house rhythm section of Gallant, Jim Howe, and Les Harris Sr. Across hundreds and hundreds of shows, the trio backed a rotating cast of local, regional, and nationally-recognized players.
For the past decade pianist Ryan Parker has carried the torch, bringing the storied tradition to a new generation of players and listeners, and showcasing some of the best jazz in the Seacoast at The Press Room every Sunday night. Current house band, featuring Ryan Parker, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris. Jr., lays down the rhythm most evenings.