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October 2019

Button Factory Jazz: Duane Edwards

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Button Factory Stage, 909 Islington Street
PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801-4298 United States
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$8 – $10

Personnel - Duncan Hardy (sax) Evan Haines (guitar) Cameron Lopez (drums) Duane Edwards (bass) Bassist Duane Edwards is an accomplished musician currently residing in Portland, Maine. Duane has performed throughout New England, across the United States, and Canada; and at illustrious venues such as Lincoln Center. He studied jazz at the University of Maine at Augusta with Boston bassist Greg Loughman, Thelonious Monk Institute Award recipient Steve Grover, Richard Nelson, Frank Mauceri, and Chuck Winfield. Duane has also studied with…

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Button Factory Jazz: Paul Heckel Group

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Button Factory Stage, 909 Islington Street
PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801-4298 United States
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$8 – $10

In a world of so few vibraphonists, we’re blessed that one of them is Paul Heckel, whose great taste and versatility enhance any bandstand he joins. ‘Elegant’ is the word that comes to mind as I consider Paul’s playing” – Terry MacDonald, Jazz Director and host of “Jazz Straightahead”, Portsmouth Community Radio “In my opinion, Paul Heckel’s vibes playing definitely falls into the category of ‘talent deserving wider recognition,’ both locally and regionally”  – Charlie Jennison, saxophonist & composer

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Button Factory Jazz: Keenan Ruffin

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Button Factory Stage, 909 Islington Street
PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801-4298 United States
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$8 – $10

Flacco’s Bizarre Adventure is a quintet under the direction of guitarist and composer Keenan Ruffin. The group aims to explore his interests in modern jazz, swing, New Music, and other contemporary styles. Keenan Ruffin- Guitar/Compositions Scott Kiefner- Bass Alex Ouellette- Drums Max Richardson- Trumpet Jett Tachibana- Alto Saxophone

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Pierce Pettis with David Webb

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Button Factory Stage, 909 Islington Street
PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801-4298 United States
$10

WSCA Radio and The Button Factory Stage welcome Pierce Pettis with David Webb. Local singer/songwriter Larry Newman opens. Doors open at 7PM. $10 Pierce Pettis began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville. Often called “a songwriter’s songwriter” his works have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel. Pettis' fifth album for…

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