Tipton opens summer concert series

Jun 13, 2012
The Mark Tipton Trio, an eclectic jazz combo led by trumpeter Mark Tipton, who teaches at Colby College, the University of Southern Maine and the Portland Conservatory of Music.

Belfast — The Mark Tipton Trio will open the second annual season of Sunday Concerts in the sanctuary of First Church UCC, 104 Church St., Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

Trumpeter Mark Tipton earned music degrees at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Mannes College of Music and teaches at Colby College, the University of Southern Maine and the Portland Conservatory of Music. He also is active as a freelance trumpet soloist and as a composer/arranger. The founder and director of Les Sorciers Perdus Chamber Ensemble, Tipton enjoys performing music that blends classical, jazz, and world folk traditions into a natural, cohesive whole. He has performed with such artists as Doc Severinsen, Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin and John Williams.

Pianist Jesse Feinberg is in high demand as a jazz and classical pianist throughout New England. He also is a dedicated composer, French horn player and bandleader. He earned his bachelor's degree in music at the University of Maine at Augusta and teaches private students there and in his own studio.

Drummer Phil McGowan, a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, lives in Boston and frequently commutes to Maine to perform with numerous chamber jazz ensembles. A highly proficient and innovative jazz drummer and founding member of Les Sorciers Perdus, he teaches privately in Massachusetts.

For more information, visit marktiptonmusic.com. Sunday Concerts will continue through the season with pianist Anastacia Antonacos July 29; piano/flute duo Barbara Kemp and Karen Hawthorne Aug. 19; pianist Jared Fischer Sept. 23; and the Portland String Quartet Oct. 14.

Handicap accessible entrance and restrooms are located on Spring and Court streets. Those interested in becoming a Friend or Patron of the series are invited to call coordinator Ron Dow, choir director and organist at First Church, at 323-0186.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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