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Cape Cod Museum of Art

The Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod

The Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod is a Jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) performing Jazz standards and original music. The group has been together since 2012 and has performed numerous concerts at venues on the Cape.

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The Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod
The Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod

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Apr 07, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA

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Music & More Winter Concert Series: Wayne Naus and Art Ensemble Trio

Sunday, April 7, 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

Member $18 / Non-Member $24

Season Pass: Member $160 / Non-Member $195

The 2024 Winter Music & More concert series is sponsored by the Cape Cod Five Foundation.

The Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod is a Jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) performing Jazz standards and original music. The group has been together since 2012 and has performed numerous concerts at venues on the Cape including the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. The group recently completed their first album entitled Once Upon a Time On Cape Cod available on most streaming platforms. Their original music was inspired by life on Cape Cod with original tune titles such as “Moon Over Monomoy,” “Message from Marconi,” “Blues in the Sound,” “Red Right Return,” and “Sagamore Bridge Blues.” The group has received standing ovations at every performance. 

Pianist, director, and composer for the Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod, Wayne Naus began his professional music career as a Navy musician, playing trumpet. He has toured and recorded worldwide with the Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, and Arturo Sandoval big bands. Performances include Carnegie Hall and the Newport, Boston, and Saratoga Jazz Festivals. While touring, he had the opportunity to perform with numerous musical celebrities including Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. As a trumpet player, he frequently performed the National Anthem for Boston Red Sox and Bruins games. He was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for 35 years retiring in 2010.  He has published numerous articles and books on music arranging and composition.  Since moving to the Cape, he has primarily focused on piano performance and composition. He is currently the director/composer and pianist for the Art Ensemble Of Cape Cod. The group recently released their new CD entitled “Once Upon A Time On Cape Cod”. He volunteers at Monomoy Regional High School as the founder and director of the Monomoy Regional High School Jazz Band. He and his wife also volunteer at the Cape Cod Food Pantry and Harwich Conservation Trust.

Bassist, Rick Cain, although born in Hyannis, came to reclaim his youthful roots as a South coast resident and avid sailor, with his wife Jane, Yarmouth’s current Director of Library Services, after raising two grown children. Rick enjoyed 34 fruitful years as a Band Director on both the high school and college level in central Massachusetts, retiring from Clark University in 2015. During his time as a music educator, Rick performed with numerous orchestras, big bands, and jazz ensembles throughout the commonwealth and beyond. He is a lifetime member of the International Society of Bassists and an active member of the Cape Cod Salties.

John DiSanto is a performance drummer with over 40 years of experience in the greater New England area. After graduating Berklee College of Music in 1982, John went on to own a thriving music school and instrument center in Easton for the next 24 years. He was instrumental in the music education of thousands of music students and provided a creative teaching environment for dozens of instructors. John’s extensive and diverse experience includes performances with Dick Johnson, Mokoto Ozone, Moksha and the Drifters, and he currently is the drummer for "The Rat Pack is Back", a Las Vegas national touring group. As a drummer, he also has multiple recording credits and, also, has engineered and produced projects for area musicians. John is a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, specializing in grand piano restoration. He owns and operates an antique and piano center in Easton, MA, and still provides private instruction to advanced drummers in the greater Boston area.

Photo credit: Monomoy Photography

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