Thursday, March 18, 2010

“Different Music Festival”--Gala!

Gala Music and Dance night to benefit the CMS Archive Project, and Celebrate the Launch of the First Series of Archive CDs

(WOODSTOCK NY) March 10. On Saturday, March 20, the legendary CMS Orchestra will be the center of the first “Different Music Festival” in 2010 at the Colony CafĂ© in Woodstock NY., followed by a funk-intensive dance party with the amazing BLUE FOOD Band.

The proceedings will start at 7 PM with small group improvisations and compositions, featuring saxophonist/flutists Peter Buettner and Don Davis, trumpeter Bob Selcoe, vibist Karl Berger, vocalist Ingrid Sertso and surprise guests.

The CMS Orchestra conducted by Karl Berger, always good for exciting and deeply emotional statements, will follow at 8:30 PM. The CMS Orchestra is a glamorous group of jazz soloists, contributing to a unique and enlightening listening experience.

Around 10 PM the dance floor is open to the music of Blue Food, a Woodstock funk institution which began in the late eighties as a funk outgrowth of the worldbeat group Futu Futu and whose main songbook comes from the legendary James Brown saxophonist and band director, Pee Wee Ellis. Blue Food features Paul Henderson, trumpet, Otto Kenrtrol, bari sax/flute, Peter Buettner, tenor/alto sax, Jack Ryon, tenor sax, Ted Orr, guitar, Mike Colletti, bass, and Tony Parker, drums. They will appear with an extended ensemble, utilizing players from the CMS orchestra. 98% funk, 2% jazz.

Suggested contribution of admission is $20, with $15 for seniors and students. All proceeds go to support the CMS Archive Project ( see ).

CMS members/subscribers (see the "Archive Subscription" post below) enjoy free admission.