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Invisible Threads: The Music of Herbie Nichols & Richard Twardzik

$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 4pm / Doors 3:30pm

This show is a tribute to the unique music of two often-overlooked jazz pianists/composers: Herbie Nichols and Richard Twardzik. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Herbie Nichols's birth, and Richard Twardzik was a Boston native (and pianist for a young Chet Baker) who passed away at the young age of 24. Come hear their quirky and wonderful music, as well as some originals inspired by them.

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Jacob Hiser is a versatile pianist and violinist who performs and studies a variety of musical traditions. He was born and raised in southern Missouri, where he graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies. In 2014, he moved to Boston to attend New England Conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation program, graduating with his master's degree in 2016. Currently, Jacob is adjunct piano faculty at University of Massachusetts Lowell, an accompanist for Boston Children's Chorus and New England Conservatory Preparatory School choirs, and also freelances around the Boston area. During the summer, he is a faculty member of two arts programs: Missouri Fine Arts Academy (a two-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music), and NextGeneration, a week-long piano/strings camp in Joplin, MO for middle school and high school students.