Hello Jazz-Lovers and Lakeside-Supporters! Here is an opportunity to hear some great music and support your local Waldorf-initiative, farm school at the same time!
Grammy award winning Trumpeter and Lakeside Dad, Taylor Haskins, will be playing a benefit concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Sunday August 19th at 7:30 pm. To purchase tickets for the benefit concert at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, contact the LPCA box office at (518) 523-2512. Ticket prices are $20 for adults / $15 for seniors / and $10 for students and children. Tickets are available for purchase at Pink Pig, Dogwood, and Green Goddess Foods in Lake Placid.
Grammy Award winner, Taylor Haskins is being hailed as one of the most original new voices on the trumpet today. Downbeat Magazine has declared him one of the ’25 Trumpeters of the Future’, stating that Taylor displays “a probing, adroit lyricism and a gift for complex, imaginative composition.”
All Music Guide has said, “in a crossover style between contemporary jazz and Americana, Trumpeter Taylor Haskins offers a balancing act between the two genres that might suggest what would happen had Dizzy Gillespie met Bill Frisell.”
The North Country is fortunate to have this wonderful musician and his family join the ranks of “year-rounders” since they moved to the North County town of Westport last year from Brooklyn. Upon arrival, they found a community for their family (their son is 2 years old) at Lakeside School in Essex. “When my family and I happened on Lakeside School we felt extremely fortunate and knew immediately that we had found a very special place,” Taylor said. “It is a true community of people with gigantic hearts that have all helped in one way or another to make our transition to the Adirondacks seamless and effortless.”
Taylor Haskins Quartet Benefit for Lakeside School
Taylor is pleased to offer his musical talents as a fundraiser for the school! Along with pianist Mark Shilansky, bassist Joshua Davis, and drummer Jeff Hirshfield – The Taylor Haskins Quartet will play a benefit concert for Lakeside School at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
- There are many ways to be creative, have fun, support the school, and hear some really cool music!
- Try out that restaurant in Lake Placid that you’ve been meaning to get to and come to the concert after!
- Carpool over to the concert with those friends you’ve been meaning to get-together with!
Don’t love jazz or can’t make it that night, but still want to support the school? Buy a ticket for a friend who does love jazz. Hope to see you there!
Taylor Haskins on North Country Public Radio
You can hear an interview with Taylor on the NCPR Jazz show, The Bridge, this Saturday August 11th between 9 and 10 pm. A shorter version will air on the morning show, The 8 o’clock hour, at around 8:35 on Wednesday the 15th.
Lakeside School in Essex
Lakeside School, located at Black Kettle Farm, offers early childhood, Waldorf programs and is growing to include primary grades. This fall they will offer first grade (with the intention of growing each year to grade three) in addition to their kindergarten, nursery, and parent/tot classes.