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Take Two Jazz featuring BILL BARES and ZACK PAGE Mon Jun 8 2015 7:30pm

Tickets: $12

On the first Monday of the month “Take 2” jazz series founder Bill Bares pairs his piano with a revolving cast of the area’s finest jazz musicians in a duet format that allows the players to stretch out and take risks. Both players have to be fine-tuned to the nuances of the other’s musical ideas in a freely structured setting, and June’s special guest, Asheville bassist Zack Page, has amply demonstrated that almost telepathic connection in frequent visits to theWhite Horse Black Mountain stage. Both Bares and Page have a comprehensive command of various jazz idioms, technique, group dynamics and improvisation, promising an evening of creative surprises on Monday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Zack Page has been a professional bassist since the early ’90s, and his work with various jazz ensembles, theater companies and cruise lines has taken him to all 50 states, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and the Far East. A native of Virginia, Page didn’t take up the bass until he got to college, but has gone on to play and record with jazz greats and numerous local jazz lineups. Asheville music maven Aaron Price sums up Page as “a bassist who elevates the sound of the whole group”.


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.
  • 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 2 Bill Bares (piano) / Serpentine Arborvitae (vocals)
  • Apr 6 Bill Bares (piano) / Matthew Richmond (vibraphone)
  • May 4 Bill Bares (piano) / Jacob Rodriguez (saxaphone)

  • 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.