Performances

Performances
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Tuesday, July 11th, 7:30 PM



Direct From New Orleans:
Tom McDermott, piano



Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair.

Tom is known for his eclecticism, and is just about the only New Orleans pianist to stretch from the mid-19th-century music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the funky New Orleans piano today. He has a great love of Brazilian music (17 trips there so far), the Beatles, European classical music, early Duke Ellington, and much more.

So far in 2017, Tom has a new duo recording with up-and-coming clarinetist Chloe Feoranzo and a newly-released compendium of limericks and sketches published by Sagging Meniscus Press. Tom will kick off his appearance at the MO by performing his original accompaniment to the short silent film "One Week" by Buster Keaton.



Sunday, July 16th, 7:30 PM



Nessa:
Innovative Celtic Fusion



 

Nessa is a Celtic fusion group led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Kelly McDermott known for her flute technique and soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder/multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier to research and arrange the music of Nessa. This hard-working team re-imagines the ballads and dances of the U.K. and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz, funk and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids.

The band moves audiences with funky reels, barn burner jigs, and deep, soulful glimpses of old stories. Nessa has a mystical, dreamy side akin to the music of Loreena McKennitt, an energetic aspect not unlike Solas, a touch of global fusion ala Pentangle and Eilleen Ivers, and a depth and dimension similar to Brian Eno.

Based in Michigan, Nessa will wrap up a busy, music-filled weekend performing at Evanston's World Arts & World Music Fest by performing Sunday evening at the MO's Madison Room.

http://nessamusic.com/ 

Tickets:

$20 Adults
$15 for Non-MO students (age 8 and up) with valid Student ID
Free Admission for MO students

Tickets will be available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

Info:
Phone 847-866-6260 or email 



 

Tickets:

$15 Adults
$10 for Non-MO students (age 8 and up) with valid Student ID
Free Admission for MO students

Tickets will be available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

Info:
Phone 847-866-6260 or email