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BILL BARES and SERPENTINE ARBORVITAE Appearing Mon March 2 2015 at 7:30pm

($6 for students)

"Take Two" is unique in putting WNC's A-list jazz musicians out front, alone, with just piano accompaniment, spotlighting each individual's artistry. This year's roster is full of talented area musicians (one different instrument each month). Holding this series on Mondays has sent the message: "it's all about the music," which we are confident you will find phenomenal. We have been recording performances and will release them as a series patterned after Concord's "Live at Maybeck" piano series.

New York transplant Serpentine Arborvitae is an absolutely unique artist. I've never played with anyone quite like her. Those who have heard her know that she has a way of bewitching audiences with unusual phrasing, repertoire choices, guttural effects, and syllables, calling to mind ancient languages. Her close relationship with and affinity for Ornate Coleman is apparent in virtually everything she sings. The reason I like playing with her is that behind the free spirit lies a wealth of serious intent: she has spent some serious time with the work vocal greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Betty Carter, among others. We have a great working relationship and I hope that becomes clear for you this Monday as we present what we hope will be a very intimate and exciting installment of "Take Two."

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