Steven Kirby Illuminations Quintet
Experience an evening of exceptional music, delicious food, and fine wine in our intimate and relaxed setting Arrive before the show at 5:30 pm for a complimentary Wine Tasting at our Tasting Bar The Loft doors open at 6:00 for dinner and drinks and our opening act, with Chris Mega on piano Purchase a show ticket and order off the menu or... Enjoy Dinner and a Show with our Chef's Prix Fixe Menu Ticket A?bout the show: Guitarist Steven Kirby combines richly textured lyrical jazz with exciting modern compositions and stellar musicianship. This performance is a mix of Steven's albums "Illuminations" and "North Light" (on Spotify). It's both straight ahead modern jazz mixed with a strong ECM studios' influence in which melody and lyricism are still high priorities. It features a mix of original compositions, and some creative arrangements of standard tunes. Kirby’s compositions have won awards in the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard Song Contest and Downbeat. His music has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and internationally including features on NPR’s "Here and Now", "Jazz with Bob Parlocha" and "Eric in the Evening". "Steven Kirby, a guitarist of rippling technique and a poetic mind, has developed a modern jazz guitar style that bridges the angular lyricism of Pat Metheny and the painterly asceticism of Jim Hall". - Brian Zimmerman, Editor’s Pick, DOWNBEAT Steven Kirby (guitar, compositions, arrangements) Carl Clements (sax, flute) Mark Shilansky (piano/keys) Mark Poniatowski (acoustic bass) Mike Connors (drums) A Listening Room Experience Hermit Woods is excited to bring talented artists from New England and beyond to perform for you. Each performance will provide you with an intimate, up-close, and personal experience with the performing artists. We ask our audience to please refrain from talking during the featured show. Your silence will allow the artists and the audience to immerse themselves in the experience, which is not otherwise possible in larger, noisier environments. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a complimentary wine tasting. The Loft Doors open at 6:00 with our opening To performance by Chris Mega on piano. We encourage you to arrive early for our wine tasting and enjoy food and wine while listening to our first act of the evening. The kitchen will close at 6:45. When the featured artists takes the stage, we will ask that the audience remain quiet during the performance. After the show, we invite you to interact with the artists and purchase any music or merchandise offerings if available.