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The Springer & Cagle Acoustic Project featuring Larry Farber
Sun Jul 12 @ 6:30 PMFree
The Springer & Cagle Acoustic Project
Special Appearance by Larry Farber
Robyn Springer – lead vocalist
Greg Cagle – guitar and vocals
Ron Brendle – bass
Omar Porter – percussion
Tim Gordon – sax (select songs)
Larry Farber – piano (select songs)
Robyn Springer is a professional vocalist whose richly diverse musical background includes a debut R&B solo album (Makin’ Moves, Virgin Records/ Cardiac); featured vocal performances on albums by such artists as contemporary jazz saxophonist Najee to Fugees’ alternative/rapper John Forte; and various live tours from London to Greece to New York, where she appeared with such legends as George
Benson, Herbie Hancock, and Kirk Whalem. A native of New York City, Springer has recorded on such labels as Atlantic, Transparent and Verve/ Forecast. Springer, a first-alto, boasts a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes. Her latest album, The Acoustic Project, is an eclectic collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Greg Cagle.
Greg Cagle is a professional musician whose performance and song writing style reflects a mixture of diverse influences from R&B, rock and jazz classics to acoustic based songs which have stood the test of time. Greg is based in Charlotte,NC and has been singing and playing music for 30+ years in bands such as Sugar Creek and In The Pocket. For the last 6 years, Greg has performed regularly on weekends as a duet with Robyn Springer at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Charlotte.
In addition to performing an extensive repertoire of cover songs, Greg has recently written and recorded 6 CD’s including “Soul Complete” and “Loungevity” by Cagle & Nash, “The Acoustic Project” by Springer & Cagle, “Interplanetary Seas” by NEEDY PeEPLE plus his solo CD’s, “Red Herring” and “Next To Nowhere”.
Ron’s bio in his own words:When I first sat at my Great Grandmother’s pump organ at around 5 years of age and played those first notes, I realized there was a magic that happened when I heard those airy sounds. I believe that moment set me on a lifelong quest of music. Being a musician and learning about music is a journey that thankfully never ends. I have had many magic moments:
When I first heard a recording of Charlie Haden, I knew he was my ideal. His rich organic tone hit in the center of my heart and I wanted to emulate his sound and feeling. Years later, I had the incredible opportunity to study with Haden in a Master Class at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Then there was the time I met and spent time with bass pioneer Jaco Pastorious, who hugely influenced my playing of the electric bass. Over the years, I have shared the stage or recorded with artists as varied as Mose Allison, Charlie Byrd, Dizzy Gillepsie, Hank Crawford, Ray Charles, Sheila Jordan, George Hamilton V, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Kimbrough, Maria Howell and Dom Flemmons. These experiences always take me back to that old pump organ where my search for magic and beauty in music began and continues.
Tim Gordon grew up in rural Matthews, North Carolina, far from the big city life and the fast times of jazz music. But thanks to a few concert tickets from his father one saturday night, he found what he wanted to become. After a summers evening at a Boots Randolph concert in Charlotte, he found his first love-the saxophone. Tim convinced his parents to buy him a sax…and so it began.
TICKET TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Final sale. No refunds, no exchanges, not transferable.
2. We are located at 300 South Brevard Street, at the corner of South Brevard and East M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard.
3. Enter on South Brevard Street.
4. Paid parking is available in the 300 South Brevard deck, accessible via East M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard. Space is not guaranteed.
5. If traveling via public transportation, the nearest LYNX stop is the 3rd/Convention Center Station.
6. Seating is first-come at the door. Only Baby Grand Members qualify for early seating.
7. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance for General Admission ticket-holders. Doors open one hour prior to the performance for Baby Grand Members for the first show of the night. If time permits, members will be allowed early access to the second show but only the first show of the night will have guaranteed 30-minute early entry for Baby Grand Members.
8. Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited. Smartphones are permitted.
• Tickets can be redeemed using a smartphone, no printing is required.
• All shows all ages unless otherwise posted, but please consider this is an adult setting.
• A full bar and light food menu are available throughout the show.
• At Middle C Jazz, we believe in taking care of each other and of ourselves. Please approach your concert experience with consideration for the enjoyment and safety of others, and please travel to and from your show responsibly.