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Max Roach Centennial Celebration with the CCMS All-Stars

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets now on sale via the Capitol Center for the Arts here.

Discount on Full Tables.  Buy four or more tickets in the table section and enter the Discount code “Table” during checkout to save $50 on a group of 4.

Buy any seat and receive an invitation to our pre-show VIP reception from 5:30pm-6:30pm and meet the musicians!

This event will be held at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage.

Join us as we celebrate the centennial year of one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians: drummer, bandleader, composer and social activist, Max Roach. Roach began his career in the 1940s, playing alongside other luminaries like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. In 1954 he formed the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet which helped define the Hard Bop sound. His recordings in the 1960s were landmarks of the civil rights era. Max Roach left an everlasting impression on music, culture and our community.
Concord Community Music School’s Jazz Faculty will be joined by distinguished alumni as the CCMS Jazz All-Stars to celebrate Max Roach’s musical legacy.
Jared Steer- drum set (ccms faculty)
Eric Klaxton- tenor sax (ccms faculty)
Mark Shilansky- piano (ccms alumni)
Matt Hogan- bass (ccms alumni)
Matt Hogan is a CCMS alumni and proud parent of two second generation CCMS students. A native of Concord, Matt initially fell in love with music as a young child while laying on the living room floor and listening to his father play his old Hammond organ. Matt studied piano with Andy O’Brien and bass with Ray Lassonde and Don Williams before attending the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music. There he studied with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jackie McLean, and Andy LaVerne among many others.
In 2009, Matt moved to Tokyo with his wife Sarah, where he joined the vibrant jazz scene on bass. Matt performed regularly at the Mandarin Oriental, Park Hyatt, and at many live houses and venues across Tokyo. Matt also performed on keys with two popular Tokyo pop groups, Moss and The Watanabes. His keyboard work has been heard on NHK and CNN, and he performed in and organized numerous charity concerts and performances in the wake of the 2011 disasters in Japan.
In 2014 Matt and his growing family moved back to New Hampshire, where he rejoined the jazz scene and was a founding member of popular NH band Trade. Matt continues to perform regularly and is currently working on an album of original material. He lives in Gilmanton with his wife Sarah and two children, dancer/pianist June and drummer Liam.
Jared Steer is an active performer/educator based in central NH. He received a BA in Music Performance from Plymouth State College. There he studied drum set and percussion with Tim Gilmore, Eric C. Hughes and Craig Fahey. After receiving his degree he continued studies with Rakalam Bob Moses, Bob Gullotti, Jeff Ballard, Dave Dicenso, Steve Michaud, Thierry Arpino, Jerry Leake and Greg Hutchinson. In 2017 he went back to PSU to take classes toward obtaining a music education degree.
Jared either currently or has held faculty positions at the Manchester Community Music School, Holderness School, New Hampton School, Fryeburg Academy, Tilton School, Interlakes School District, and Sant Bani School. He facilitates drum workshops from school and community events. He performs and records regionally as well as nationally with a variety of groups and ensembles.
Eric Klaxton performs frequently with many notable ensembles, including The Soggy Po Boys, Sojoy, OurBigBand, and composes and arranges for a number of his own groups. He earned his B.A. in Saxophone Performance at the University of New Hampshire where he studied jazz harmony with Mark Shilanksy, arranging with Mike Annicchiarico, and worked with such inspiring visiting artists as Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Heath, and Stjepko Gut. Eric enjoys the arts across a broad spectrum, seeking inspiration from the works of great philosophers, classical composers, modern authors, directors, and visual artists.
Mark Shilansky “Inventive, modern mainstream jazz pianist” (Jon Garelick, Boston Globe) Mark Shilansky provides melodic improvisation and infectious compositions on his own and to a host of jazz luminaries, as well as to the classroom, as a professor at Berklee College of Music and the University of New Hampshire. Shilansky’s six recordings as a leader include 2007’s “Join the Club,” a mostly Latin Jazz affair featuring David Bowie saxist Donny McCaslin, and 2013’s “Fugue Mill,” the eponymous debut of his Jazz/Bluegrass/Celtic project featuring violin phenom Sara Caswell, and he is featured on over 60 recordings as a keyboardist, vocalist, composer/arranger, or producer, and in performance as band member for such artists as the New York Voices, Luciana Souza, and David Thorne Scott. As an artist he embraces the history of the styles in which he works, while seeking connections between them as a way of expressing a personal musical vision, characterized by lush harmonies, the exploration of the line between composition and improvisation, and an ever-present sense of humor. His works have been recorded by Robin McKelle, Kim Nazarian, and by Jazz All-State and College ensembles around the world.


March 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Bank of NH Stage
16 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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