Roland Barber- Live Jazz Event
April 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join us outdoors on Weymouth Center’s beautiful grounds for live jazz on the last Sunday of the month. Bring your own blanket, chairs, and a picnic, and enjoy our cash bar with mimosas, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available.
Coined for Duke Ellington’s classic “Come Sunday,” each jazz event features internationally renowned jazz artists who will perform their own rendition of Ellington’s masterpiece.
Our first performer will be renowned trombonist Roland Barber. He has enjoyed a career full of diverse and exciting musical pursuits, achieving such powerful, soulful, and spiritual artistry as a jazz performer that Curtis Fuller (John Coltrane’s only trombonist) exclaimed upon hearing him, “Now THAT’s what jazz trombone is all about!”
Roland’s style is a synthesis of jazz’s finest elements. sporting a keen, fluent command of the bebop language tempered with a compelling sense of melodic “voice” that’s rooted in the swagger and soul of the blues and swing traditions.
Alongside being a compelling performer, Barber is also a celebrated composer and arranger and was awarded a New Works Jazz Grant from Chamber Music America, which led to the writing and premier of his first extended suite, Songs of the Village, written for quintet. This suite saw its world premiere at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club in 2010.
Members $25 / Non-Members $35 / Kids 12 and under are free
CASH BAR | VIP TABLES AVAILABLE
VIP tables are seated tables with an umbrella for up to six people and are the best seats in the house, situated in the shade and near the stage for the perfect view. The VIP table package includes your tickets for music, light hors d’oeuvres, a charcuterie board served at your table, a mimosa carafe for six, and vouchers for six beverages of your choice from the bar.
The “Come Sunday” 2022-2023 series is generously sponsored by FirstHealth Concierge Medicine and Spark the Arts of the North Carolina Arts Council. Roland Barber’s performance is presented in partnership with UNC Pembroke.