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Library to present jazz guitarist in concert on Sunday

March 09, 2011

Washington County Free Library will present jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead as part of its Noteworthy Sundays at Your Library Concert Series. The concert begins Sunday at 3 p.m. at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts at 7 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Retired from the Air Force Band, Whitehead teaches jazz guitar at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va.; at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.; and in his home studio. He has led clinics at the Mobile Jazz Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, and the International Association for Jazz Educators. He received the Washington Musician's Association 2007 award as "Best Jazz Instrumentalist."

If you would like to reserve a seat, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.  

Concert information is available at www.washcolibrary.org.   

The concert is sponsored in part by Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Hagers-town and Western Maryland Regional Library.

Whitehead's style encompasses the entire history of jazz guitar — the chordal solos of Joe Pass, the bop of Barney Kessel, the octaves of Wes Montgomery, the fluid melodicism of Tal Farlow, the rhythmic push of Django Reinhardt, even the controlled jazz of more modern players.

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