Arts Wayland Presents: An Afternoon of Jazz Standards

Arts Wayland in association with
First Parish in Wayland presents

An Afternoon of Jazz Standards

February 12, 2023 at 3 pm

at First Parish in Wayland
225 Boston Post Road, Wayland MA

Tickets: $15 per person


Featuring vocalist Dominique Eade, with Neil Olmstead (piano) and Barry Smith (bass). Drawing from the American Songbook this subtle trio of Berklee professors blend the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis in a gentle jazz format of melodies and improvisations. Dominique’s unique lyricism is supported by rich harmonic piano accompaniment lying atop a deeply supportive bass. The interplay between artists is at the core of this experiential trio.

Please stay after the concert for a reception!

Dominique Eade, voice

“An immensely appealing sound.” The New York Times

“Focused, lyrical and conversational atmosphere full of subtle nuance and superb musicianship.” DownBeat

Dominique Eade is an American jazz vocalist who has performed at the Jazz in Toulon Festival in France, the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, the What Is Jazz? Festival in New York, and the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Her debut CD on RCA Victor, When the Wind Was Cool, appeared in 1998 Top Ten lists in The Boston GlobeThe Boston HeraldThe Boston Phoenix, and in Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines.

Dominique’s second RCA Victor CD, The Long Way Home, was released in 1999, with contributions by Dave Holland, Victor Lewis, Mick Goodrick, and Bruce Barth. Her earlier CD, My Resistance Is Low, was voted one of the top ten jazz CDs of 1995 by Billboard. Dominque has recorded with Benny Golson, Fred Hersch, Dave Holland, George Mraz, Lewis Nash, and Steve Nelson, and has performed with Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell, Gene Bertoncini, Donald Brown, Butch Morris, Ran Blake, and others.

Ms. Eade is on the faculty of New England Conservatory of Music, Boston.

Neil Olmstead, piano

Neil Olmstead is a pianist, composer, author and educator with expertise in jazz and classical genres. He has shared the stage with Teddy Wilson, Adam Makovicz, Dave McKenna and performed with the Jimmy Giuffre Quartet and the Moody Blues.

He has performed at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy and lectured and performed at University of Padua and Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luisa D’Annunzio in Pescara, Italy.

His compositions have been recorded by The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bratislava Radio and Television Orchestra. Neil is Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

Barry Smith, bass

Hailing from the UK, Barry Smith has performed with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Dave Samuels and Pat Metheny. Barry has toured with Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd as well as Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

He has recorded with Alfred Cardim and Lionel Hampton among others. Barry has recently retired from an extensive teaching career as Professor of Bass at Berklee College of Music

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