Wine & Jazz w/Jerry Moore at MGMA
Wine & Jazz with Jerry Moore and Friends
at the Morris Graves Museum of Art!
Date: Sunday, February 16th from 3:00-5:00pm
Venue: Morris Graves Museum of Art
Location: 636 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Admission price: $5 adults, $2 students/seniors/military, FREE for museum members, kids under 18, and families with an EBT card
A Humboldt County Jazz legend, pianist Jerry Moore, will be returning to the Morris Graves Museum of Art for Wine and Jazz on Sunday, February 16th at 3pm. Jerry will be accompanied by his favorite local rhythm section of bassist Baron Wolfe and drummer Bill Mohenke. Since retiring to Marin County after 35 years teaching at College of the Redwoods, much of Jerry's energies have been directed at teaching in less formal situations including many school concerts with the jazz singer Doug Arrington.
Over the past 70 years it would be difficult to find anyone more actively engaged in the promotion of ‘Americas Classical Music’ as Jerry Moore. As a music student at Humboldt State College (now HSU) in the early 1950’s he lobbied a department notoriously resistant to change to permit the formation of jazz ensembles and later went on to earn a teaching credential and work as an itinerant music teacher in the Humboldt hinterlands. At the same time he was establishing himself as the primary local exponent of modern jazz, leading a variety of quartets and quintets featuring fellow music educators Jim Westman, Don Mohenke and Dan Gurnee and playing local jazz clubs such as The Keg in Arcata and the Vance Log Cabin in Old Town Eureka. When College of the Redwoods was founded in 1964 Jerry became a College professor, a position he was to fill for most of the next 40 years adding Masters Degrees from the prestigious Eastman School and a Doctorate from Ohio State University to his long list of qualifications. It was a tenure that was to include the formation of the award-winning C/R Jazz Ensemble and Music Appreciation, Harmony, Piano and World Music classes that many local residents claim as formative musical experiences. Jerry brought many world class performers and organized various conferences and symposia around a wide variety of subjects and was awarded a California Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Music Educators Association in 1994 in recognition for his work in encouraging a holistic approach to music education. Since retiring to Marin County, Jerry has maintained a busy schedule of rehearsals and performances.
Oakland Tribune critic, Perry Phillips, writes, “Arrington is in complete control of his voice. It shows in his phrasing, which comes about as close as a singer can get to what has been called 'elegant'.”
Join us at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Sunday, Feb. 16th at 3pm for Wine and Jazz! As always, the afternoon will end with a jam session open to all comers.
The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over), military veterans, and students with ID; children 17 and under free; Families with an EBT Card and valid ID receive free admission through the Museums for All initiative, Museum members are free. Admission is always free for everyone on the first Saturday of every month, including First Saturday Night Arts Alive!, 6-9 p.m. and Mini Masters at the MGMA.
Morris Graves Museum of Art | 636 F Street, Eureka | 442-0278 | humboldtarts.org