CSM’s Ward Virts Concert Offers a Jazzy Way to Celebrate in Prince Frederick
The College of Southern Maryland continues the 2015-16 Ward Virts Concert Series with a performance by the Barry Gurley Trio beginning at 3 p.m., Feb. 14. The trio's performance is the third of six in the series, all of which are held at the Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick in the Multipurpose Room of Building B.
Named the best pianist-vocalist in Washington, D.C. by Washingtonian Magazine, Gurley has performed in countless venues including Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., Blue Note in New York City, Monterey Jazz Festival in California and Le Bilboquet in Paris, France.
Along with writing music for “Raising Kane” for A.F.I., Gurley has written music for Art-House Films such as Narkissos and Halfway, and has appeared in the movies,” Tin Men” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.” Gurley's style draws on vocalists Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra, and pianists Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Gurley's eclectic style and repertoire transitions from American standards to songs that have withstood the test of time.
The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented and sponsored by the CSM Foundation and is also sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia Mehosky, Exelon Corporation, Nancy Powell Hempstead in memory of Roger Powell, and Stovy and Anne Brown.
Grants provided by the Arts Council of Calvert County and Maryland State Arts Council.
Admission is free and seating is open but limited. For information, contact 443-550-6011, email@example.com or www.csmd.edu/Arts. The remaining schedule for the 2015-16 Ward Virts Series is the Merling Trio (classical), March 6; David Kane (jazz/classical), April 3; and the Octtava Duo (piano), May 1.
CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Barry Gurley Trio, pop/classical. 3 p.m., Feb. 14. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Washingtonian Magazine named Barry Gurley “Best Pianist-Vocalist” in Washington, D.C. Gurley has performed in venues including Washington, D.C.'s Blues Alley, New York City's The Blue Note, The Monterey Jazz Festival and Le Bilboquet in Paris. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-550-6011, http://csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.html.