UU Music Meetinghouse Green with the Alex Minasian Quartet

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2022

ALEX MINASIAN QUARTET PERFORMS AT MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN FRIDAY, JULY 22
Alex Minasian, acclaimed jazz pianist and impresario, brings his quartet to Music on Meetinghouse Green for a free
Friday evening concert at the corner of Middle and Church Streets, July 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Alex Minasian quickly earned the attention of the music world for his performances at the country’s most famous
jazz venues including the Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard, and The Apollo Theater. His brilliant career has found
him sharing the stage with jazz legends James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, Marilyn McCoo, Joe Pesci, Hank Jones, Clark Terry,
and many others. He has also headlined important jazz celebrations including the Rochester Jazz Festival and performed at
the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Istanbul Jazz Festival.  New York City audiences will find him performing weekly at the
iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant. He has been featured in Yerevan Magazine, a Los Angeles-based publication promoting
Armenian news and culture. Minasian teams up with bassist Brandi Disterheft, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and saxophonist Bill Pierce
for their first appearance at the Music on Meetinghouse Green summer music concerts.

Free-will donations will support the concert’s featured local non-profit partner Maritime Gloucester, inspiring students and visitors
to value marine science, maritime heritage, and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. The
evening’s food vendor is Crepes du Jour.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Now entering its seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features nine free Friday evening concerts from July 8 to September 9.
Performances are held on the Green and feature great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit
organization featured each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m.
Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic with delicious local
food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and parking on the Green is limited to persons
with disabilities.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment
venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore
Meetinghouse Green. The GMF has received a $130,000 grant from the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the
Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program towards a total project goal of $340,000. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics
are fully paid making it possible for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.

PLATINUM: John and Janis Bell, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Karen Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward, GOLD: BOMCO,
Mary Hintlian, Trish Roach and Rob Martin, Mary Weissblum, SILVER: JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird, Landesign, Susan Mckain and Ken Steiner,
Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan, BRONZE: Jerry Ackerman, Peter Calkins and Susan Casey, Jonathan Golding and Sally Bradley-Golding,
Joe and Maggie Rosa, Kathleen and Peter Van Demark, Kathleen Williams

For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

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