Blues, Ballads and Bebop Concert

The stellar jazz duo of Peter H. Bloom, flute, and John Funkhouser, piano, will perform an exuberant show of Blues, Ballads and Bebop – a captivating mix by great tunesmiths like Hoagy Carmichael, George Shearing, Mercer Ellington, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker and others. Peter and John have performed together for more than 20 years, winning praise for their musicianship and entertaining concerts. Both are veterans of the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (46th season). Peter Bloom has shared the stage with jazz luminaries Charles Neville, Geri Allen, Sheila Jordan, Jaki Byard and others. Bloom performs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and appears on 45 CDs. John Funkhouser has appeared with notables like Luciana Souza, Tierney Sutton, Ran Blake, Herb Pomeroy, Laszlo Gardony, Stan Strickland and piano savant Matt Savage. He has performed at Birdland, Blue Note, Dizzy’s in New York, the Kennedy Center and other top venues from Kansas City and New Orleans to Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. He teaches at Berklee College of Music.

The Bloom/Funkhouser Duo concert will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. The concert is free and open to public; no tickets required. Light refreshments will also be served at a post-concert social hour. For more information, please call 781-834-5535.

Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, Massachusetts