Local Golden Age jazz at library

Jan 05, 2018
Gardenia features, clockwise from top, Cindy Millar, Dick White and Shaun Bolduc.

Rockland — Local trio Gardenia will perform original arrangements of music from the Golden Age of Song in America Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Gardenia comprises vocalist Cindy Millar, Shaun Bolduc on bass and Dick White on guitar.

Millar is an all-around musician, having been a member of numerous ensembles performing music of different types. She also is a multi-instrumentalist, playing both fiddle and mandolin when performing Celtic-genre music.  Over the past three years, Millar has developed her vocal skills in the jazz field, becoming a regular member of the By the Bay ensemble and heading her own group, Gardenia.

Bolduc is a professional studio musician and a graduate of the University of Maine Contemporary Music Program. A bass player with numerous bands and ensembles in the Augusta and Midcoast regions, he brings to Gardenia a carefully crafted blend of jazz motifs, as well as harmonies. He is the principle bass player in the By the Bay Trio, as well as Gardenia.

White has played in ensembles performing music from the Golden Age for the past 10 years; in Washington State he played in jazz and ragtime bands, as well as trios. More recently in Maine, he is a member and music archivist for By the Bay Trio and the Gardenia ensemble. White's musical focus for the past three years has been arrangement of songs, considering both lyrics and melody together as they originally were written and performed.

The performance is free and all are welcome. For more information, call the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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