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May 28, 2020 — 7:00pm to 8:00pm


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5/28/2020: From the Archives: Art of Jazz Series Edition – Marcus Amaker and Quentin Baxter

We are delighted to share our From the Archives: Art of Jazz Series Edition with you! The Art of Jazz is an annual performance series presented in collaboration with the Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz. Under normal circumstances, we would all be enjoying this series together again this summer live and in person, but unfortunately, we had to postpone the series to next summer due to COVID-19. Each month, we will release a full Art of Jazz performance on Facebook and YouTube.

Marcus Amaker and Quentin Baxter
Originally performed live on June 20, 2018

Inspired by Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture exhibit Betwixt and Between, the duo premiered brand new works of poetry and music as part of the 2nd Annual Art of Jazz Series at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Betwixt and Between, 2017
By Patrick Dougherty (American, b. 1945)
Red maple and sweet gum
Installation made possible by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Charleston Magazine, and the assistance of many generous volunteers

This site-specific installation was created during a three-week period in March 2017. Using locally-collected red maple and sweet gum saplings, artist Patrick Dougherty wove the sticks together to create a whimsical, sculptural environment. The spire-like forms are inspired by the many church steeples that punctuate the Charleston skyline.

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SETLIST
Solo Quentin Baxter Piece Improvisation, composed by Quentin E. Baxter
dayglo Written by Marcus Amaker, Music by Quentin E. Baxter. From the book and album, empath
Wordplay Written by Marcus Amaker, Music by Quentin E. Baxter. From the book and album, empath
The spider Written by Marcus Amaker, Music by Quentin E. Baxter. From the book and album, empath

Selection of poems inspired by Betwixt and Between, 2017 By Patrick Dougherty (American, b. 1945):
Inner twined Written by Marcus Amaker for the Gibbes Museum. 
Movement’s mother Written by Marcus Amaker for the dedication of Septima Clark’s memorial. Commissioned by the College of Charleston
The resolution of wings Written by Marcus Amaker for the dedication of John L. Dart library’s Butterfly Book Nook. Commissioned by Enough Pie and John L. Dart

Solo Quentin Baxter Piece Improvisation, composed by Quentin E. Baxter
empath (bones) Written by Marcus Amaker, Music by Quentin E. Baxter. From the book and album, empath
Black magic, black muse Written by Marcus Amaker, Music by Quentin E. Baxter. From the book and album, empath

Preorder Marcus Amaker’s new book (The Birth of All Things) HERE

 

This series would not be possible without the support from our 2018 Art of Jazz Sponsors: Nancye B. Starnes, 5Church Charleston and Hyams Garden Center.

Presented by Charleston Jazz and the Gibbes Museum of Art

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