Thursday, April 8, 2010

Too Human in Concert

Come help us celebrate National Library Week with a concert by Too Human on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 pm. Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno have visited the Merrimack Library several times over the past few years, and they always impress the audience with their eclectic music.

Here's a quote from their website:

"Ask them what kind of music they play and they will answer, "Good music with a lot of heart." You still want to narrow it down? Okay - they cover jazz standards from the American Songbook, but with a fresh interpretation that brings new life to those classic songs. And their songwriting influences are Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Buck Owens, Duke Ellington, Thom Bell, Carole King, Cole Porter and the Gershwins - from jazz and blues to pop to R&B. With vocals, guitar, percussion and, on occasion, upright bass they have a jazzy / bluesy feel with a lot of heart. Ellen's earthy voice combines perfectly with Roger's unusual percussion style and stirring vocals. Sweet harmonies, unusual arrangements and Roger's famous mouth trombone are the musical elements that frame their performance. But what drives their work is their on-stage chemistry. High quality musicianship with humor and passion, totally in sync with each other, they create a strong and intimate atmosphere. "

For this concert, Ellen and Roger will be joined by Bryan Rizzuto on upright base. To be sure you get a seat, we recommend you make a reservation at www.tinyurl.com/mmkplhuman.

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