An Evening of Jazz with Hendrik Meurkens
— Harford Community College presents An Evening of Jazz with virtuoso instrumentalist and composer Hendrik Meurkens and the Samba Jazz Quartet tonight at 8 PM in Joppa Hall, Room 108, Recital Hall #1.
Meurkens’ career has taken him throughout Europe where he performed, composed, recorded, and toured. In 1989, he recorded his first album as a leader, “Samba Importado.” In 1992, he was in California and signed with the Concord label, and the resulting six recordings established him as the first major new voice on the harmonica since Toots Thielemans. He has lived in New York for more than 20 years. His 24 CDs have received rave reviews and strong airplay, and established his immediately recognizable style of Brazilian Jazz. He won the Brazilian International Press Award in 2014. Meurkens has worked with Ray Brown, Paquito D’Rivera, Oscar Castro-Neves, Herb Ellis, Herbie Mann, James Moody, Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, Manfredo Fest, Herb Ellis, Dori Caymmi, Toninho Horta, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Buddy Tate, Joyce, Astrud Gilberto, Roberto Menescal, Antonio Adolfo, Emilio Santiago, and many others. (hendrikmeurkens.com).
Tickets are $1-$10 and are available by visiting LIVEatHarfordCC.com, at the HCC Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center, or by calling 443-4122211. Reasonable accommodations for a documented disability may be requested by calling Disability Support Services, 443-412-2402, in advance of participation. A minimum notice of two weeks may be needed to provide some accommodations.
The HCC Special Events & Performances Calendar is made possible by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State
Muerkens is a virtuoso instrumentalist and composer.