BILL BARES & MICHAEL LIBRAMENTO Appearing Mon Feb 2 2015 at 7:30pm

TICKETS         $12 ($6 Students) 

Since opening its doors five years ago the White Horse Black Mountain jazz has been a big part of our musical programming.  Our newest offering is a monthly series called "Take Two" featuring Bill Bares on piano and a variety of the region's top jazz musicians sharing the stage with Bill in duet format

This month we present
Dr Bill Bares 
on piano  
Michael Libramento
on guitar, bass


Dr. William Bares holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he studied with Ingrid Monson, the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Bares spent ten years performing and researching jazz in Europe, and his book Eternal Triangle: American Jazz in European Postmodern is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Other research interests include jazz and race, and music and environmental issues. Before coming to UNC Asheville, Bares taught at several Boston-based schools, including Harvard University, Brown University, Suffolk University, the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.
After years of additional study and gigging in major jazz centers, Bares and family landed in Asheville, where he and his wife both teach at UNCA. In addition to his teaching, Bares keeps up a busy and varied performance schedule with jazz ensembles of myriad configurations and styles.



The "Take Two" Concert Series at White Horse focuses on duets featuring pianist Bill Bares and a rotating cast of the FIRST CLASS regional musicians on their respective instruments. Concerts in the series will take place on the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm. You'll hear a wide variety of unique and amazing music so be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming concerts in the series.

  • Mar 2 Bill Bares (piano) / Serpentine Arborvitae (vocals)
  • Apr 6 Bill Bares (piano) / Matthew Richmond (vibraphone)
  • May 4 Bill Bares (piano) / Rick Simerly (trombone)
  • Jun 1 Bill Bares (piano) / Zack Page (bass)
  • July 6 Bill Bares (piano) / Jacob Rodriguez (saxaphone)
  • Aug 4 Bill Bares (piano) / Russ Wilson (vocals, drums)
  • Oct 5 Bill Bares (piano / Justin Ray (trumpet)
  • Nov 2 Bill Bares (piano / Hong Waltzer (guzheng) + Greg Waltzer (electronics)
  • Oct 5 Bill Bares (piano) / Brian Felix (keyboards)

Past Performances  include:
  • Jan     Bill Bares (piano) / Michael W. Davis ( percussion)
  • Feb 2  Bill Bares (piano) / Michael Libramento (guitar, bass, percussion)

  • Mar 3 Bill Bares (piano / Jason DeCristofaro (vibraphone)
  • Apr 7 Bill Bares (piano / Rockell Scott (vocals)
  • Jun 2 Bill Bares (piano / Jonathan Scales (steel drums)
  • July 7 Bill Bares (piano / Billy Cardine (dobro)
  • Aug 4 Bill Bares (pianos / Andy Page (guitar)
  • Sept 1 Bill Bares (piano / Patrick Lopez (trumpet)
  • Oct 6 Bill Bares (piano / Michael Holstein (bass)
  • Nov 3 Bill Bares (piano / Lyndsay Pruett (violin)
  • Dec 1 Bill Bares (piano / Michael Jefry Stevens (piano)

From Dr Bill Bares:
First of all, I love the sound and feel of their piano. Second, I felt that a series that puts WNC's A-list jazz musicians out front, alone, with just piano accompaniment, would spotlight their individual artistry in a valuable way. We plan on recording performances and releasing them as a series patterned after Concord's "Live at Maybeck" piano series.
Last, I thought that holding such a series on a Monday at 7:30 would make it noncompetitive with other jazz offerings in the area. That time slot sends the message: "it's all about the music," which I am confident you will find phenomenal. For the roster I have selected area musicians (one different instrument each month) with substantial fan base, individuality and with whom I have a good rapport. I am looking forward to widening this circle in subsequent years.