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Performance  |  August M&T Second Friday

Friday, August 13, 2021, 5:30–7 pm

Join us for August M&T Second Friday on Friday August 13th!

This month we'll be hosting an IN-PERSON Second Friday! We'll be featuring music by Cool Burnin': The Chet Baker Project as well as drop-in artmaking with our Education team! On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.
 
PERFORMANCE | COOL BURNIN': THE CHET BAKER PROJECT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th, 5:30-7PM
LIVE IN THE FRONT YARD

Cool Burnin': The Chet Baker Project, featuring Buffalo area mainstays Tim Clarke, Alec Dube, Greg Millar, Ed Croft, and Devin Kelly aims to further examine this often times overlooked period of Baker's career, focusing on subtlety and dynamics, and finding the lesser occupied corners of these classic tunes.

 
DROP-IN ARTMAKING
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th, 5:30-7PM
FRONT YARD
Join our Education team for drop-in artmaking activities in the Front Yard!
 
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In a career that spanned over 35 years, Chet Baker sought serenity from his turbulent personal life through the beauty of song. This juxtaposition has added Baker's legend in the decades since his mysterious death. Chet's later years were spent delving further into his penchant for simple melodic beauty, and introspective soloing, usually in the company of drum-less trios and quartets featuring European jazz giants like Niels Henning Orsted Pederson, Philip Catherine, and Wolfgang Lackerschmid. In his final interview Baker said "I've been playing eight years without drums, and I would call that more "cool" than any other kind of jazz."