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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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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SC: Barron Ryan - Classic Meets Cool
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

SC: Barron Ryan - Classic Meets Cool

All we can say is, watch the video

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

$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

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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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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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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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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IMPROV SALON
Jul
1
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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SC26: mahaloJazz:theSolstice
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

SC26: mahaloJazz:theSolstice

It’s our annual summer solstice event! Come celebrate with us…

We invite you to bring along a poem/verse that you associate with summer/solstice, 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 • Scott Sawyer, guitar • Vattel Cherry, bass • Beverly Botsford, percussion

doors open at 5:00p for schmoozing with everyone; performance will begin at 5:30p

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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OCRAFOLK FESTIVAL!
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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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

SC25: mahaloJazz + Gary Phillips and friends

It's our Serenade Cozy no. 25-in-the-moment-you-have-to-be-there improvised conversation including music by mahaloJazz (Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford and Vattel Cherry!), spoken word with Gary Phillips and special guests TBA, and watch out for the dancing...we’re still working out the details, and, as improvised events go, we might not know exactly who will be in the mix until showtime! Fun!

And the vibrant artwork by our great friend Sue Sneddon continues to show in the studio…

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

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

studio events are generally email and word-of-mouth invitation-only.

TO RSVP, visit
www.mahaloArts.com/sayhey
and receive more info including 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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Waltz Sunday
May
12
3:30 PM15:30

Waltz Sunday

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

Live music with Ted Ehrhard, David DiGiuseppe, Aaron Hill and Alison Weiner.

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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SC24: Andrew Finn Magill's Canta, Violino! (Brazilian violin 7-string guitar)
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

SC24: Andrew Finn Magill's Canta, Violino! (Brazilian violin 7-string guitar)

Lizzy Ross sent Andrew our way. A huge treat for us, not to be missed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s16TmB85jHE&t=67s

https://www.andrewfinnmagill.com

Here’s some info that Andrew sent to us:

On April 6th, Ropeadope Records released my fifth studio album Canta, Violino! the music of which I will be performing with Cesar Garabini. I have 80,000 Spotify followers and have had some coverage on NPR. The music will be a Brazilian repertoire of originals and classics from the choro, samba, and forró traditions.

“It’s nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!” - Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Chick Corea)

"Magill’s fresh, clear tones calls to mind Stéphane Grappelli...” - Songlines Magazine

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

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!

In 2014, Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged deep into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes as he gradually absorbed other Brazilian traditions such as forró, samba, and bossa nova.

Composed, arranged, and produced by Magill, Canta, Violino! was released in 2018 and merges more than fifteen years of jazz study with the Brazilian musical language he is so deeply immersed in, and features some of the most exciting virtuosi of Brazil’s next generation including Lourenço Vasconcellos (drums), João Camarero (7-string guitar), Dudu Oliveira (flute), Fernanda Sant’Anna (vocals) as well as American mandolin god Mike Marshall.

Andrew Finn Magill is an extraordinary violin virtuoso who has taken a super deep dive into Brazilian music and culture. Check out his “muito calor” original tunes – they have all the energy and groove of Rio, with a healthy helping of American spin and improvisation! Meu Deus!!!!! – Matt Glaser, Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program, Berklee College of Music.

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SC23: Songwriter Salon!
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

SC23: Songwriter Salon!

A VERY special Serenade Cozy featuring some of the prolific songwriters and writers of the SoLaTiDo retreat. Inspired by prompts and surrounding environment, these folks create some fabulous songs and stories that are not often performed outside of the retreats. We’re making an opportunity here, and we hope you will join us and share in the joy these folks will offer with some of their most recent work.

Our performers will include Lise Uyanik, Mary Rocap, Randa McNamara, Georgann Eubanks, Nora Estheimer, Stephen Barefoot and Alison Weiner.

Also, we will be featuring the breathtaking art of Sue Sneddon which will be gracing the studio walls.

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

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

no cover

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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SC22: Armand/Carter/Danny/Becky!
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

SC22: Armand/Carter/Danny/Becky!

A HUGE treat to host Armand Lenchek, Carter Minor, Danny Gotham and Becky Beeston Lenchek by the Haw…

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

Armand Lenchek was a full-time musician for decades, from the 70’s, thru the 80’s & 90’s and into the 2000’s. He has performed all over North America & Europe, mainly on the blues scene, both with his own bands, Armand & Bluesology, Blind Date and 5 Guys Named Moe, and backing blues performers like Walter Lightnin’ Bug Rhodes, Nappy Brown, Skeeter Brandon and others. Besides recording as a sideman for many artists, Armand released two albums of his own on the Newmoon Music label in 1997 and 2001.

https://youtu.be/BkCfhipmnBM

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SC21: mahaloJazz:spring
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

SC21: mahaloJazz:spring

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

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

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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