Experience an evening of exceptional music, delicious food, and fine wine in our intimate and relaxed setting. Show $25
Complimentary Wine Tasting from 5:30 to 6:30.
The Loft doors open at 6:00 for dinner and drinks and our opening act, with Chris Mega on piano.
Tickets are $25. To Purchase on Line go to www.hermitwoods.com Click on Events List and Then Click on The Event Itself or call 603-253-7968.
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About the show:
The John Funkhouser Group’s band of Musicians without Borders spans the globe in each concert, with influences from South Africa, the Great American Songbook, Appalachia, India, New Orleans, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 1970’s prog rock, and modern jazz. Along with Funkhouser on keys is Phil Sargent (guitar), Greg Loughman (bass), and Mike Connors (drums) – a group of forward-thinking jazz musicians who “play with grace and sweetness,” according to Middletown Eye.
The title of their 2018 album Brothers, as Funkhouser explains, comes from his relationship with his fellow bandmates. Funkhouser has played with these musicians for close to 20 years, so the musical friendship has grown exponentially with time. ‘Brothers’ is the title “because that’s what we feel like at this point,” he says. “I think the bond that has formed between us, in all humility, shows in our spontaneity, spirit of exploration, freedom to take musical chances and say something controversial or to reveal feelings and thoughts that would remain guarded in less familiar and sympathetic company.”
The John Funkhouser Group has headlined the Jazz In June festival in Oklahoma City and played at major music festivals nationwide, including the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN, the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, and Jazz In The Sangres in Westcliffe, CO. The band has played in New York at the Knitting Factory, Small’s, ShapeShifter and Cornelia St. Café, and all over the northeastern U.S.
“If you have ever seen and heard the JFG in person, you know how much energy they bring to a live show. Yes, each musician has technique to burn… is wildly inventive and great fun to watch and listen to.” -Richard Kamins, Middletown Eye, Middletown, CT
“Sheer beauty…..one can’t help but notice the assured individuality of the musicians’ work, each member of the group complementing the others for synergistically effective results.” -Bill Donaldson, Cadence Magazine
A Listening Room Experience
Hermit Woods is excited to bring talented artists from New England and beyond to perform for you. Each performance will provide you with an intimate, up-close, and personal experience with the performing artists. We ask our audience please refrain from talking during the featured show. Your silence will allow the artists and the audience to immerse themselves in the experience, which is not otherwise possible in larger, noisier environments.
Doors open at 5:30 pm for a complimentary wine tasting. The Loft Doors open at 6:00 with our opening performance with Chris Mega on piano. We encourage you to arrive early for our wine tasting and enjoy food and wine while listening to our first act of the evening. The kitchen will close at 6:45. When the featured artists takes the stage we will ask that the audience remain quiet during the performance. After the show, we invite you to interact with the artists and purchase any music or merchandise offerings if available.