08/06/2022 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Searsmont Public Library
37 Main St S Searsmont
ME 04973-3101
This Saturday: Mes Amis returns to Searsmont! They wrote the Searsmont Strut (listen to it from the sidebar of our webpage) when they played a concert IN the library in the winter of 2020 - and they are coming back with their full quartet to play out on the lawn! Mes Amis is a Gypsy Jazz small group led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth. The band plays an infectious mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with many of Steve’s original compositions. Appealing to listeners young and old alike, the insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies are easy on the ears for those unfamiliar with jazz, and yet can stand the scrutiny of an aficionado. As it was so aptly put by Rich Tozier, host of MPBN Radio’s Jazz Tonight, “Who couldn’t like that?” The core of the band is a trio, with Steve handling the vocals and much of the lead work. Backing him up are his friends Harry Richter on guitar and Wells Gordon on the upright bass. Harry provides "La Pompe," the steady backbeat typical of the style, while Wells delivers an authoritative thump as he holds down the bottom. Both Harry and Wells are capable soloists as well - and Wells is awful quick with his bow when necessary! For this date they are joined by Shane Ellis, a master clarinet and sax player. Steve and Shane have a fantastic time playing together and pushing each other to new heights. For more info about the band: Mes Amis The concert is presented free to the public. Bring a camp chair or a blanket, and a picnic if you like. Concert will be moved into the Community Hall in event of inclement weather (in which case, bring a mask and not a chair). This concert is funded in part through the generous funding of the Friends of Searsmont Library and fundraising by the Library's Board of Trustees. Saturday August 6 at 4pm Outside (if rain, in the Community Room) Mes Amis, gypsy guitar swing quartet Mes Amis