The Jim Robitaille Three
The Jim Robitaille Three at the Marion Art Center
Friday, November 18, 7:30-9:30pm
Tickets: $20 MAC members | $25 nonmembers
Jim Robitaille – Guitar
Erik van Dam – Saxophone
John Dalton – Drums
Guitarist and award winning composer, Jim Robitaille, has performed and or recorded and shared the bill with Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Joe Beck, Gerry Gibbs, Santi Debriano, Julian Lage, Esperanza Spalding, Oscar Stagnaro, Kate McGarry, Pop singer Billy Gilman and the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and has appeared on 30 recordings as a leader and sideman including “To Music”, and “A View From Within” on WCS with the Jim Robitaille Group featuring NEA Jazz master Dave Liebman. His latest release on WCS with the Jim Robitaille Trio is called Space Cycles. His television and live performances include: The BET Jazz Channel, The Time Warner Music Choice Jazz Channel, PBS Television, The Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C, The Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock, N.Y, The Deerhead Inn, Delaware Gap, PA, The Wang Center, Boston, MA, The Knitting Factory and Smoke in New York, and tours in the UD, Canada, Europe, and the West Indies. Awards include The 9th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition, The 2002 Great American Song Contest First Place Instrumental Category, and The 2002 Great American Song Contest Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting Award, The 2011 Assets For Artists Grant, The Julius Hemphill Jazz Composers Alliance Competition, and The International Songwriting Contest. Jim is an international clinician, an applied jazz guitar instructor, small jazz ensemble, and guitar ensemble director, and founder and director of the Performance Jam Session Series on the Jazz Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
John Dalton is a Boston-based musician, composer, and educator. He has performed at the New Bedford Jazz Festival, Fete Music hall, the Zeiterion Theater, Boston University, Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club, Shrine World Music venue in Harlem, and Cafe 939 at Berklee College of Music. He has performed or shared the bill with artists such as Jim Robitaille, Dino Govoni, Amanda Monaco, John Sullivan, Barry Altschul, Dennis Montgomery, Jerome Harris, Stefano Battaglia, Kaya Meller, Kamil Piotrowicz, Anastassiya Petrova, and Royal Hartigan.
John has also received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Medford Arts Council, and the Somerville Arts Council for work with his modular ensemble Spheres of Influence, which performs original compositions, standards, as well as arrangements of well known repertoire.
Erik van Dam plays flute, bari, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones. Having studied with the highly acclaimed Joe Lovano and later Hal Crook, Erik has gone on to draw inspiration from many influences, including Lovano, Sam Rivers, and Eric Dolphy. Erik has crafted a sound of his own. He has also spent time working and performing with Bob Moses, Bill Lowe, Stan Strickland, and Fred Ho’s Monkey Orchestra. Former performance ensembles include Erik’s jazz trio TRIOSOPHY, his all improvisational quartet SRUTI, as well as “The Sonic Construct Funk Project, and a nine piece rock group “Strange Changes. ” Erik has performed internationally in Tokyo, Paris, Jamaica, and Bulgaria. Erik currently performs at many venues in Massachusetts as well as jazz clubs in NYC. In addition to being a musician, Erik is an avid creative painter and sculptor who teaches art professionally in a local school system.
This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.
November 18, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Marion Art Center
Venue Phone: 508-748-1266Address: