Pomarts Jazz band performs in artPARK

| July 18, 2022


Katherynne Hardesty is out with the Pomarts Jazz band Saturday mornings in the artPARK and is working on a free concert at the artPARK for Saturday, Aug. 13.

“When Anne Cornell from the Pomerene Center approached me about organizing an artPARK Jazz ensemble I said, ‘of course’ because there are a lot of good things at the artPARK,” Hardesty said.
Hardesty met Cornell while working at the Pomerene Center when she was a freshman in high school. She graduated from Coshocton High School in 2020 and will begin her junior year at Capital University in the fall majoring in music performance. 
“This is a way of getting more advanced into the things I’ll be doing in the future once I graduate,” Hardesty said. “It really is just for fun too and it’s to help promote music in my hometown. I’m a big advocate for a lot of the stuff at the artPARK and the Pomerene Center. We need at least six musicians so far because every orchestra needs at least six. We are having open rehearsals. We need keyboard players, a drum set, and four to five horns, trumpet, saxophone, trombone and  clarinet.”
She is interested in young musicians that are interested in pursuing music in a more professional way. That would include playing in the Aug. 13 concert.
The ensemble meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. The group so far are all recently graduated from high school or in college. Their music is from the American Song Book –  featuring String of Pearls – a big band and jazz standard, All of Me – a popular jazz tune from 1931, April in Paris and also some Bosa Nova tunes.
“It’s sort of a mix,” Hardesty said. “Right now, we are waiting on sheet music from The Real Book.”
Check for more information on Pomerene Center for the Arts Facebook page.

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