Fernando Ferrarone attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a full tuition scholarship. In 2013 and 2014 he was DownBeat student music award national winner as a jazz soloist. He also played with the Berklee concert jazz orchestra.
Paying tribute to the greats of a subgenre of jazz that is called “hard bop,” he will explore music from1953 to 1965. Journalists and record companies began using the term in the mid-1950s to describe a new current within jazz, which incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in saxophone and piano playing.
“One of the features of hard bop music is its African American identity,” said Ferrarone.
Amazing jazz artists of hard bop included Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Sonny Rollins.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity as Fernando Ferrarone plays this coast!
Musical Interludes is an ongoing music series at Marco Island Center for the Arts that bring world-class intimate and affordable performances to the Island and surrounding communities. The concerts include chamber music, jazz, opera and other genres that appeal to audiences of all ages.
The ticket price for the performance on November 16 is $25 for members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts and $30 for non-members. To reserve your seat, call the Art Center at 239.394.4221 or visit the website at www.marcoislandart.org/ musicalinterludes.
Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. For a complete listing of Marco Island Center for the Arts events, education classes, and special programming, visit www.marcoislandart.org.