SC31 Barron Ryan - Classic Meets Cool
Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

SC31 Barron Ryan - Classic Meets Cool

All we can say is, watch the video (well, there is a little blurb below)

http://www.barronryan.com/

now, RSVP at the Say Hey page…

doors open at 4:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 4:30p

$25-$30 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

"Classic Meets Cool" is what happens when Barron Ryan meets a piano. With a concert repertoire that glides flawlessly from Debussy to Joplin, The Jackson 5 to Frederic Chopin, Ryan's impressive talent and mega-watt magnetism are quickly amassing a nationwide following. It is our good fortune that he is passing through NC so that we can add our own endorsement. Ryan has been a hit wherever he's played, including the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and on tours in Israel and Japan. Equally adept at classical, jazz, and pop, he has earned praise for his "wonderful combination of technical artistry and ingratiating personality that really sells his performances." Our invitation-only concert will include some classical works, transcriptions of jazz pianists like Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum, original pop song arrangements by the performer, as well as some surprises.

More about Barron Ryan: barronryan.com.

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CHooCHooANoo+you
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

CHooCHooANoo+you

BRAND NEW INTERACTIVE AND CREATIVE GATHERING IN DOWNTOWN CARRBORO!

CHoo CHoo ANoo is a new jazz collective, led by Alison Weiner of mahaloJazz, offering interpretations of classic standards and improvised accompaniment for spoken word offerings. Spoken word emcees will include Gary Phillips and CJ Suitt.

Bring your spoken word piece to share!

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ART DAY BY THE RIVER HAW
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

ART DAY BY THE RIVER HAW

Our Art Day this past July was so well-received, we are doing it again, an opportunity for art exploration with our great friend and awesome artist Sue Sneddon!

Let's go with the flow! Bring your favorite art supplies to capture the beauty of the Haw River. Sue will demonstrate some techniques and offer one-on-one assistance to help you reach your desired effects. Some pastel and watercolor supplies will be available.

Sue has been a full-time painter since 1984. Her work reveals an abiding interest in nature in all its forms, especially the play of light on water. She lives at the NC coast and is known for her representations of the ocean.

RCWMS is co-sponsoring this event with mahaloArts.

Cost: $100. (Bring your own lunch or yummy options will be available (for free and for purchase.)

To register or for more information, visit www.mahaloArts.com/sayhey/

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Waltz Sunday
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Waltz Sunday

Open to all who love to waltz. All skill levels welcome. No partner needed.

Live music with David DiGiuseppe’s band, Alison joins in.
Beginner lesson at 3:30p, dance 4:00p-6:00p
No admission fee, though donations will (gladly) be accepted.

https://www.facebook.com/waltzingsunday/

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CHooCHooANoo+you
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

CHooCHooANoo+you

BRAND NEW INTERACTIVE AND CREATIVE GATHERING IN DOWNTOWN CARRBORO!

CHoo CHoo ANoo is a new jazz collective, led by Alison Weiner of mahaloJazz, offering interpretations of classic standards and improvised accompaniment for spoken word offerings. Spoken word emcees will include Gary Phillips and CJ Suitt.

Bring your spoken word piece to share!

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CHooCHooANoo+you
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

CHooCHooANoo+you

BRAND NEW INTERACTIVE AND CREATIVE GATHERING IN DOWNTOWN CARRBORO!

CHoo CHoo ANoo is a new jazz collective, led by Alison Weiner of mahaloJazz, offering interpretations of classic standards and improvised accompaniment for spoken word offerings. Spoken word emcees will include Gary Phillips and CJ Suitt.

Bring your spoken word piece to share!

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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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CHooCHooANoo+you
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

CHooCHooANoo+you

BRAND NEW INTERACTIVE AND CREATIVE GATHERING IN DOWNTOWN CARRBORO!

CHoo CHoo ANoo is a new jazz collective, led by Alison Weiner of mahaloJazz, offering interpretations of classic standards and improvised accompaniment for spoken word offerings. Spoken word emcees will include Gary Phillips and CJ Suitt.

Bring your spoken word piece to share!

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SC30 mahaloJazz:Autumn
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

SC30 mahaloJazz:Autumn

We’re celebrating autumn, as the leaves transform outside the studio…

We invite you to bring along a poem/verse that you associate with autumn, or one that simply speaks to you these days. You can present it yourself, or ask someone else to do so, and the band will accompany/respond to the poem in improvised fashion.

mahaloJazz includes Alison Weiner, piano/vocals/melodica • Robbie Link, bass • Beverly Botsford, percussion

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.
visit the Say Hey page to receive more info, RSVP, driving and parking directions.

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SC29: Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

SC29: Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti

Our musical friend Larry Vellani reached out to us to see if we would like to have Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti be a part of our Serenade Cozy gatherings during their NC visit. We said “ma certo!”, but of course!

doors open at 4:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 4:30p

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.

Michela (voice, frame drum) is an internationally recognized Sicilian-American singer. The granddaughter of Sicilians immigrated to America, she has re-discovered her own cultural roots through the study and reinterpretation of the folk songs of Sicily and Southern Italy.

Fabio (guitar, accordion) is a composer and accordionist from Cremona who travels the world with his music. Dividing his time between a repertoire of Italian folk revival and his own compositions, besides performing, Turchetti also writes books on the topic of music.

Together Michela and Fabio created the critically acclaimed 2016 CD Terra Sangue Mare , which has been included in Pop Matters’ list of The Twelve Best World Music Albums for 2016 and is played on world music radio stations around the globe. In 2018 they created a new multi-media project, Metalli Sonati, inspired by the ancestral sounds of Grecian, Roman, Arabian and Byzantine Sicily. Michela’s voice weaves both ancient and modern melodies together with Fabio’s playing and compositions to create a thaumaturgy of rare beauty. They have performed across the United States, Eastern Europe and Italy.

They will offer for us a concert of traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk and roots music, as well as some original compositions featured in the CD. During their stay in NC, they will be performing also at Wake Forest University, Elon University, and Festa Italiana in Raleigh.

Let’s enjoy a beautiful taste of Sicily!

https://www.michelamusolino.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJM9tb0Iro0

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mahaloJazz + The Eddy
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

mahaloJazz + The Eddy

Tuesday nights it’s half-priced bottles of wine, outstanding locally-sourced dinner, jazz music, and the beginning of the weekend by the river Haw

We’ll be warming up for upcoming festival gigs in Carrboro and Oriental!

Alison, piano/vocals • Carter, harmonica/vocals

Robbie, bass • Beverly, percussion

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mahaloJazz + The Eddy
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

mahaloJazz + The Eddy

Tuesday nights it’s half-priced bottles of wine, outstanding locally-sourced dinner, jazz music, and the beginning of the weekend by the river Haw

We’ll be warming up for upcoming festival gigs in Carrboro and Oriental!

Alison, piano/vocals • Carter, harmonica/vocals

Robbie, bass • Beverly, percussion

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SC28 Beleza!
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

SC28 Beleza!

a return engagement for our friends whose joy for life radiate through their smiles and their

FUNKALICIOUS SAMBA SOUL music!. Guaranteed delight! Enough said!

If you need more, check out their website and RSVP immediately!

please plan to arrive at 4:00p, when the doors open, for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 4:30p

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.

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Improvised Music Harvest!
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Improvised Music Harvest!

Music for People is dedicated to re-vitalizing your music-making and promoting music as a means of self-expression. We welcome everyone – regardless of musical experience. This is the sixth year we will gather at Wildacres, a beautiful retreat nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains.  We can accommodate a total of 30 folks, and we have sold out each year, so do not hesitate to register promptly to take advantage of what is already a subsidized fee!

Alison will once again co-facilitate this fab event - if you want to chat with her about it, visit the SayHey page!

From one of our regular participants after the last event...Once again, thank you so much for letting us get into the Wildacres celebration under the wire this year.  It was really terrific, and we both felt stretched and satisfied.  It didn't hurt at all that the weather was spectacular, and the quality of the food at Wildacres has definitely improved over the past couple of years.  It was also great to be able to play with so many different people - both from the past and those brand new to MFP - and to watch the newcomers gain courage and momentum as the sessions went by.  I think lots of us dared to do something new this year.  Of course, just getting to work with Harold and Rob is exciting and inspirational for me - they are both wise in so many ways - but I was also so glad to be in sessions again with Alison, Christy and Patrick, each one embodying the spirit of MfP in her/his own way and doing something helpful that we could take away with us. It seemed that everyone there shared in the same sort of spirit this year. 

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SC27 The Angela Bingham Trio!
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

SC27 The Angela Bingham Trio!

We are thrilled to begin our fall season with Sweet Jazz Vocals on a Sunday Afternoon in Saxapahaw, offered by the fabulous Angela Bingham Trio! Angela will be joined by Scott Sawyer, guitar and Ron Brendle, bass. Expect an afternoon of swinging, creative, bright, surprising and engaging music, as this trio plays jazz from the American songbook and beyond.

doors open at 4:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 4:30p

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.

Angela says “I sing stories, and my medium is jazz. I employ truth-telling in my singing. So when this trio gets together in this kind of intimate setting, the true meaning of the words, the intentions of the songwriters, the heart and soul of all involved are called in to play. And then we really get down and play! Scott’s ever-sensitive and tasty guitar work and Ron’s warm and grounding bass provide the foundation from which I’m able to explore and soar improvisationally through my favorite music - by songwriters from Tin Pan Alley to Joni Mitchell, Duke Ellington and beyond. It’s really special for me to sing with these two masterful gentlemen and I hope people will come out and let the music wash over them for a couple of hours, and get back to feeling ‘the good’ that only comes from live music.”

https://www.facebook.com/singangelasing/

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SoLaTiDo
Aug
26
to Aug 30

SoLaTiDo

SoLaTiDo: a workshop and retreat for singer/songwriters in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.  Returning guest artists are Richard Putnam and Alison Weiner.

check out the SoLaTiDo for this fabulous event

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IMPROV SALON
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

IMPROV SALON

Everyone can create in some fashion, in service of self and community.  We welcome 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 gently facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. No particular experience necessary, only a willingness to explore your musical self! Bring your instruments as you wish, and your voice. Folks may participate in the prompts or simply witness. We will have instruments on hand. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments. We meet 7:00p-9:00p. $15 drop-in, $60 all 5 sessions up front. Visit the Say Hey page for more info and to register.

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IMPROV SALON
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

IMPROV SALON

Everyone can create in some fashion, in service of self and community.  We welcome 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 gently facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. No particular experience necessary, only a willingness to explore your musical self! Bring your instruments as you wish, and your voice. Folks may participate in the prompts or simply witness. We will have instruments on hand. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments. We meet 7:00p-9:00p. $15 drop-in, $60 all 5 sessions up front. Visit the Say Hey page for more info and to register.

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IMPROV SALON
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

IMPROV SALON

Everyone can create in some fashion, in service of self and community.  We welcome 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 gently facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. No particular experience necessary, only a willingness to explore your musical self! Bring your instruments as you wish, and your voice. Folks may participate in the prompts or simply witness. We will have instruments on hand. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments. We meet 7:00p-9:00p. $15 drop-in, $60 all 5 sessions up front. Visit the Say Hey page for more info and to register.

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Waltz Sunday
Jul
14
3:30 PM15:30

Waltz Sunday

Open to all who love to waltz. All skill levels welcome. No partner needed.

Live music with David DiGiuseppe’s band, Alison joins in.
Beginner lesson at 3:30p, dance 4:00p-6:00p
No admission fee, though donations will (gladly) be accepted.

https://www.facebook.com/waltzingsunday/

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ART DAY BY THE RIVER HAW
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

ART DAY BY THE RIVER HAW

A first for studioMahalo, to host a fabulous day of art exploration with our great friend and awesome artist Sue Sneddon!

Let's go with the flow! Bring your favorite art supplies to capture the beauty of the Haw River. Sue will demonstrate some techniques and offer one-on-one assistance to help you reach your desired effects. Some pastel and watercolor supplies will be available.

Sue has been a full-time painter since 1984. Much of her work has concentrated on the ocean, especially the NC coast, where she now lives. But truly, if it’s a part of this earth, Sue can express it beautifully.

RCWMS is co-sponsoring this event with mahaloArts.

Cost: $125. (Bring your own lunch or yummy options will be available for purchase.)

To register or for more information, visit www.mahaloArts.com/sayhey/

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IMPROV SALON
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

IMPROV SALON

Everyone can create in some fashion, in service of self and community.  We welcome 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 gently facilitated by improvisational musician Alison Weiner. No particular experience necessary, only a willingness to explore your musical self! Bring your instruments as you wish, and your voice. Folks may participate in the prompts or simply witness. We will have instruments on hand. Please bring your own beverages and refreshments. We meet 7:00p-9:00p. $15 drop-in, $60 all 5 sessions up front. Visit the Say Hey page for more info and to register.

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