On Sunday, April 8, the annual Cutler Jazz Festival will take place at St. Mark's. This year, the special guest featured act will be The Fringe, a well-known Boston-based jazz trio.
The Fringe features saxophonist George Garzone, bassist John Lockwood, and drummer Bob Gullotti. All three teach at Boston's Berklee College of Music. The Fringe is noted for almost exclusively improvising.
They will follow the St. Mark's jazz band, which will be playing three pieces: "Four" by Miles Davis, "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" by Duke Ellington and "Dat Dere" by Bobby Timmons.
The show begins at 6:30 PM on the stage of the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall on the St. Mark's campus.
The Cutler Festival is presented in memory of Tim Cutler '89. "Tim initially became interested in music when taking a class at St. Mark's with former music teacher Jerry Bellows," according to former SM Music Director Tom Berryman. "From this point forward, Tim became an avid guitarist and songwriter." Also a strong athlete and outdoorsman, Tim Cutler went on to the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning his bachelor's degree in 1994. He died in 1996 in a car accident. Today, the Cutler Jazz Festival continues in his memory, bringing great music and great opportunities for musical collaboration to the St. Mark's community.
Admission to Sunday night's performance is FREE.