SC20: Ebeth Scott-Sinclair
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

SC20: Ebeth Scott-Sinclair

 

Welcoming the suggestions of springtime, we are so very pleased to welcome our friend Ebeth Scott-Sinclair as she debuts her contemporary mixed media paintings and experimental art from Studio E, the home for her creative practice.  Layering, sgrattito, brilliant color, texture, free-form and defined shapes, movement and mark-making are characteristics of her work. Visit her website for more information…

Expressing herself as a contemporary artist, poet, and singer/songwriter, Ebeth is fascinated and driven by the exploration (curiosity) and experimentation (play) of the creative process.  Her visual exhibitions, poetry readings, and vocal performances invite personal interpretation, imagination and reflection. Her work has been contracted by businesses and nonprofits, featured in magazines, books, and journals and represented by galleries in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Her visual art and reading of her poetry will inspire musical response from mahaloJazz (Alison Weiner, piano, melodica, vocals • Robbie Link, bass • Beverly Botsford, percussion • special guest Jay Miller, tenor sax)

doors open at 2:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 2:30p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
for more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions visit the Say Hey page

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP

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SC21: mahaloJazz:april
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

SC21: mahaloJazz:april

we’re giving mahaloJazz (Alison + Robbie + Beverly) an opportunity to spread its wings in celebration of April

doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 6:30p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

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Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

SC22 Armand, Carter and friends

we’re waiting on some material from the band, suffice to say it is going to be a blast…

doors open at 6:30p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 7:00p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
for more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions visit the Say Hey page

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP

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Jun
7
to Jun 9

OCRAFOLK FESTIVAL

SO excited to be returning for the Festival’s 20th year! For this event, mahaloJazz will be Alison (piano/melodica/vocals), Casey (bass), Carter (harmonica/vocals) and Beverly (percussion)…

check out the website for more info...

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SC: mahaloJazz:theSolstice
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

SC: mahaloJazz:theSolstice

It’s our annual summer solstice event, come celebrate with us…

doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 6:30p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

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HoHoHo at the BoilerShed
Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

HoHoHo at the BoilerShed

our local holiday gathering, invitation-only

if you're looking for an invitation, give a shout on the Say Hey page

bring your holiday cheer (that includes food and beverage)
and willingness to sing the seasonal songs
and musical instruments to join in the HoHoHoBand

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SC19: Love's Best Language: Music
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

SC19: Love's Best Language: Music

A VERY special Serenade Cozy, helping to kick off our Saxapahaw Black History Month events!

Presented by mahaloArtsCulture MillSaxapahaw Social Justice ExchangeThe Haw River Ballroom: Love’s Best Language: Music with I AM SOTERIA & Friends

doors open at 2:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 2:30p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
for more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions visit the Say Hey page

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!


Poet, Musician, and Social Justice Advocate, I AM SOTERIA has traveled to several states and countries using poetry and music as a way to connect people from diverse cultures who have different lived experiences. Soteria collaborates with friends empowering the community through music and spoken word. She is passionate about bridging social, economic, and relational gaps in the hopes of creating uncommon friendships. She serves on several boards and works professionally to reduce recidivism and create opportunities and empower the voices of those who are marginalized. She strives to support people to live into their destiny.

For this project Soteria has asked a few friends to join her who have shared in her journey to stand up together for love, music, equity, justice and hope.
Chris Brown (Singer/Songwriter)
Alice Sarti (Author-Poet-Social Justice Advocate)
Kimberly Chantè ( Recording Artist-Singer-Songwriter)
Keisha McKane (Spoken Word Artist & Creator of Artist for Justice)
Asha Barnes (On site Photography)
Aniya Bourne (On site Videography)



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SC18: Danny Gotham
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

SC18: Danny Gotham

For our 18th Serenade Cozy, we are thrilled to host our great friend Danny Gotham, master musician who knows no genre boundaries. He will be offering us selections from his vast solo repertoire, and will also have Alison join him in duo fashion. It will be a most delightful evening!

doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 6:30p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
for more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions visit the Say Hey page

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

Growing up in the 1960’s, Danny Gotham got the idea to play guitar when the Beatles were televised into his living room on the “Ed Sullivan Show”. Since that time, Gotham has developed into a master flatpicking and fingerpicking instrumentalist.

 Gotham cut his musical teeth playing in various rock, blues, bluegrass and country bands. In 1980, Gotham took Second Place in the prestigious National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship in Winfield, KS. Since then he has opened for many major acts, including Arlo Guthrie, Doc Watson, David Bromberg, Leo Kottke and John Fahey. He also performed as accompanist for Tom Paxton, Peter Ostroushko, and Maura O'Connell. 

Gotham has performed on the nationally syndicated radio broadcast Michael Feldman’s “Whad’ya Know ?”. He composed the soundtrack of the PBS documentary “Hungers of the Soul”. And in one of his more unusual gigs, Gotham was the ukulele tutor for Tom Selleck as the actor prepared for the Broadway production of “A Thousand Clowns”.

In addition to working as a solo artist, Gotham performs with the North Carolina–based groups Triple Fret and The Nashvilifiers, as well as occasional reunion gigs with the Racquette River Rounders and Barb Heller. Gotham has recorded a dozen albums, both solo and with others, that cover the gamut from folk to blues to country to jazz----with everything else in between.

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SC17: mahaloJazz + Ann Ehringhaus + winter solstice
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

SC17: mahaloJazz + Ann Ehringhaus + winter solstice

A VERY special collaboration to celebrate wintertime as Alison, Robbie and Beverly respond to the photography and spoken word of Ann Ehringhaus. A lovely way to enter into the holiday season!

Solstice Gathering: Honoring Darkness

Poems celebrating loss and reverence

New images of life and death from Cape Lookout National Seashore

doors open at 2:00p for enjoying Ann's art and schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 2:30p

a suggested offering of $20-$25 will be gratefully received at the gathering

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

Ann Ehringhaus has been sharing the ways she sees the world since 1977, showing her fine art photography around NC and the South, as well as in Massachusetts, California, and Virginia. These new images are from time on North Core Banks ( Portsmouth island), working with her Android cell phone in this National Park off the NC coast. In the last two years she has worked in three other parks as an artist in residence. She will also be reading some of her poetry honoring loss and reverence.

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SC15 Molasses Creek!
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

SC15 Molasses Creek!

This evening’s show is SOLD OUT!

seats still available for the AFTERNOON SHOW Doors open at 1:30p, Show begins at 2:00p!

We are thrilled to have our great friends of Molasses Creek come over to our side of the Piedmont!

For 25 years, their high-energy performances and heartfelt songwriting has brought the love of their coastal home to the stage. The band's elegant harmonies and arrangements, stellar songwriting, blazing instrumentals, and quirky sense of humor have won loyal followers throughout the United States and around the world.

Molasses Creek’s inspiration arose amidst exotic fig trees and rich tidewater marshes of isolated Ocracoke Island, NC. Only accessible by ferry, Ocracoke is an enchanting step out of modern times into a world of captivating natural beauty, rich maritime history, ghostly shipwrecks, heroic lifesavers, crafty pirates, and a community of 900 independently minded residents.

Award winners from Garrison Keillor's “Prairie Home Companion,” Molasses Creek has recorded 16 albums, reaching the #4 and #5 spots on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts in 2012 & 2014. Their latest releases, Waterbound and People Get Ready, have received acclaim from audiences across the country.

Molasses Creek includes Gary Mitchell (vocals, guitar), Fiddler Dave Tweedie (vocals, fiddle), Kim France (vocals, acoustic bass), and Gerald Hampton (mandolin, mandola, guitar, acoustic bass).

Doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 7:00p.

A suggested offering of $20-25 will be gratefully received at the gathering.

Studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
Visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

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SC14 Violet Bell!
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

SC14 Violet Bell!

What a treat this is! Alison heard Violet Bell at The Eddy last year, and then met them as they were winning festival hearts at Ocrafolk. As of this writing in September, Lizzy and Omar have just finished playing at Americanafest in Nashville, they have been touring this year like there’s no tomorrow. We hope they will be able to relax a bit at our Serenade Cozy!

Doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 7:00p.

A suggested offering of $20-25 will be gratefully received at the gathering.

Studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
Visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

More accolades follow…

“Violet Bell have toured extensively throughout the country, earning fans with their fiery live performances, thanks in large part to the chemistry between Ross and Ruiz-Lopez.” -The Boot

Folk, country and bluegrass with elements of classical, jazz, blues, and psychedelic flair. The first thing that struck me was the talent that is spilling over the sides. The talent smacks you in the face it is so prominent. All the elements come together perfectly to form something that burns brightly.” – Harry Kaplan, Twangri-La

“Making the best possible use of the atmospheric, captivating vocals of Lizzy Ross, Durham folk duo Violet Bell puts an eerie, vaguely avant-garde twist on traditional roots music, suggesting the lovely but slightly askew early John Cale releases. Garnished with beauty but fraught with an underlying menace, tunes like “Dream the Wheel” under score the interplay between Ross and multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez.”  – Indy Weekly

Violet Bell cites a wide range of influences – from Debussy to Nina Simone, D’angelo to Lou Reed, their unique sound blends folk, soul, bluegrass, blues, and classical.  On stage, the energy between Ross and Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive.  Since forming in March 2016, Violet Bell has played over 250 shows, earning fans from FL to VT with long stretches on the road.

Violet Bell’s live performance is the heart of their work in the studio. On their 2017 debut Dream the Wheel  Ross sings and plays guitar, as Ruiz-Lopez adds violin, viola, cello, keys, guitar and vocal harmonies. The result is alchemical; emotionally evocative music that at times “sounds like a beautiful dream” (IndyWeekly).

The album’s title track, “Dream the Wheel,” speaks to a fearlessly inclusive view of life’s cyclical polarities. “Sing, sing, everything/ Comes and goes and comes again/ Let it out and let it in/ Let it be your medicine.” The album cover, a medicine wheel that Ruiz-Lopez and Ross crafted from local NC flora, speaks to the origins of the music. Violet Bell is rooted in the natural world and the community from which they’ve grown.

Violet Bell’s outreach efforts include teaching workshops to to community and youth orchestras in NC and beyond, and collaborating with youth and community musicians whenever possible. The September 15, 2017 release show for Dream the Wheel featured three students of the Durham nonprofit Kidznotes All-Star string ensemble, whom Ruiz-Lopez has helped to teach since 2011. Violet Bell has worked with the Wake Forest Youth Orchestra, Ocrafolk, and Kidznotes to present workshops to students K-12 as well as older audiences.

In May 2018, Violet Bell recorded a full-length debut album, Honey in my Heart, at the Fidelitorium in Kernersville with Jason Richmond (Dom Flemons, Steep Canyon Rangers, Nneena Freelon, Avett Brothers). Honey in my Heart is set for international release in early 2019 and features 11 original songs.

Prior to forming Violet Bell, Ruiz-Lopez toured with Jonathan Byrd, Crystal Bright, Steph Stewart, and Chocolate Suede, and composed several original pieces for the Durham Symphony Orchestra. Ross has been a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist and won Floydfest’s On the Rise contest, a Carolina Music Award, and an Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council.

photo by Jeremy Ryan Creatives

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Murphey School Radio Show
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Murphey School Radio Show

It’s time for another one! Created by the Shared Visions Foundation and produced by Minnow Media, this family-friendly variety show has been compared to The Grand Ol' Opry, Saturday Night Live, and A Prairie Home Companion.  Local writers and musicians volunteer their talents to benefit two non-profits from Orange and Durham Counties.

Alison will be with fabulous musical friends in the pit.  Huge fun!

check out the website!

 

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Murphey School Radio Show
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Murphey School Radio Show

It’s time for another one! Created by the Shared Visions Foundation and produced by Minnow Media, this family-friendly variety show has been compared to The Grand Ol' Opry, Saturday Night Live, and A Prairie Home Companion.  Local writers and musicians volunteer their talents to benefit two non-profits from Orange and Durham Counties.

Alison will be with fabulous musical friends in the pit.  Huge fun!

check out the website!

 

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SALON
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

SALON

Culture Mill and mahaloArts present: SALON: a weekly music and movement improvisation practice.

SALON is a designated time and space for musicians, movers or anyone else exploring an artistic discipline to deepen their practice through the framework of improvisation in relationship to others. Each session will be lightly facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. People may participate in the prompts or simply witness. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments.

A donation of $5 - 10 is suggested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To stay up to date about each week’s SALON, visit facebook.com/mahaloarts 

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SALON
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

SALON

Culture Mill and mahaloArts present: SALON: a weekly music and movement improvisation practice.

SALON is a designated time and space for musicians, movers or anyone else exploring an artistic discipline to deepen their practice through the framework of improvisation in relationship to others. Each session will be lightly facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. People may participate in the prompts or simply witness. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments.

A donation of $5 - 10 is suggested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To stay up to date about each week’s SALON, visit facebook.com/mahaloarts 

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SC13: Sloan Wainwright!
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

SC13: Sloan Wainwright!

For Serenade Cozy 13, it's Sloan Wainwright, making an overdue return visit to our little corner of heaven! If you have heard Sloan before, you know! If you have not yet had the joy, come and know! Check out her website and RSVP immediately!

"Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid."

Doors open at 6:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 7:00p.

A suggested offering of $30 will be gratefully received at the gathering.

Studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.
Visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

space is limited so PLEASE consider your RSVP a commitment
as it will guarantee you a seat
if life gets in the way and you are not able to attend,
please email or text Alison at 919.928.6886 ASAP!

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SALON
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

SALON

Culture Mill and mahaloArts present: SALON: a weekly music and movement improvisation practice.

SALON is a designated time and space for musicians, movers or anyone else exploring an artistic discipline to deepen their practice through the framework of improvisation in relationship to others. Each session will be lightly facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. People may participate in the prompts or simply witness. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments.

A donation of $5 - 10 is suggested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To stay up to date about each week’s SALON, visit facebook.com/mahaloarts 

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SALON
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

SALON

Culture Mill and mahaloArts present: SALON: a weekly music and movement improvisation practice.

SALON is a designated time and space for musicians, movers or anyone else exploring an artistic discipline to deepen their practice through the framework of improvisation in relationship to others. Each session will be lightly facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. People may participate in the prompts or simply witness. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments.

A donation of $5 - 10 is suggested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To stay up to date about each week’s SALON, visit facebook.com/mahaloarts 

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