Published DateEATON — The Heather Pierson Quartet (Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Joe Aliperti, alto saxophone; Matt Bowman, drums; Shawn Nadeau, bass) will present an evening of jazz at The Little White Church in Eaton on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m.
Pierson is a veteran performer in the Mount Washington Valley as well as the house pianist at The White Mountain Hotel and Resort in North Conway. She also appears regularly at the Omni Resort Hotel at Mount Washington in Bretton Woods. Pierson, along with bassist Shawn Nadeau (of the popular local group Those Guys), have recently returned from New Orleans where they performed together at the legendary Preservation Hall and studied traditional jazz under David Boeddinghaus (musical director and pianist for the award winning documentary film Crumb) and veteran New Orleans bassist Kerry Lewis.
Bowman is owner-operator of White Mountain Café in Gorham, and in addition to his regular appearances with Heather, is a regular member of The Jonathan Sarty Band, The Jeremy Dean Band, and The Wayfarers.
Aliperti is the latest addition to the group on alto saxophone. Hailing from Long Island, N.Y., Aliperti learned to play sax and guitar at a young age. After attending college at Cornell University, he settled in the Mount Washington Valley and is now studying saxophone and jazz improvisation with Mike Sakash.
The quartet will present selected compositions from several of the most prolific and acclaimed jazz composers and performers, including Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18 and are available at: Eaton Village Store; White Birch Books in North Conway; White Mountain Café in Gorham; by calling 733-6350 or online at www.heatherpierson.com.