For Immediate Release
November 9, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS HOLIDAY WALK WEEKEND JAZZ CONCERT BY THE LAO TIZER QUARTET FEATURING ERIC MARIENTHAL
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Williamstown’s Holiday Walk Weekend kicks off with a lively performance by Oasis Jazz Awards “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal. The group presents a jazz concert on Friday, December 2, at 6 pm in the Clark Art Institute’s auditorium.
The Lao Tizer Quartet returns to the Clark bringing their swinging sound for a memorable evening of music in support of its latest album, Songs From The Swinghouse. The album features original instrumentals and classic rock covers with reimagined arrangements. Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone), the group also includes Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Rippingtons), drum legend Joel Rosenblatt (Michel Camilo, Spyro Gyra, Blood Sweat & Tears), and Senegalese bassist Cheikh N'Doye (Baaba Maal, Mike Stern, Weedie Bramah).
Tickets are $28 ($25 members, $20 students with valid ID, and $10 children 10 and under). Reserve at clarkart.edu/events.
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 285,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
Use of facemasks is optional for all visitors. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
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