Chad Eby and Ariel Pocock Quartet In the Crown December 17, 7:30 pm

Ariel Pocock and Chad Eby, who have been delighting audiences around the world for the past five years with their intimate duo interpretations, return with their quartet to The Crown at the Carolina to swing out the holiday season!

Their all-star quartet is rounded out by the world-class rhythm section of bassist Steve Haines and drummer Brevan Hampden. Expect bold and whimsical twists on the familiar, lesser-known gems from jazz, film, and popular song, and—of course—some surprise seasonal favorites.

Tickets are $15.
Ticket Commission: A $3 processing fee and NC Sales Tax per ticket
Box Office opens at 7:00pm for this event only.

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ABOUT THE BAND
Ariel Pocock has received international acclaim as an equally captivating jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. Her notable performances as a headline act include the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the 2014 Jazz Cruise, the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Quebec City International Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and many more.

Chad Eby has earned widespread critical acclaim as “a consummate improviser” (Jazz Times), “has tremendous poise and natural melodic sense” (Ottawa Sun), and his tone has been described as ”boundless, blues-inflected, and wholly satisfying” (AllAboutJazz.com). He is Associate Professor in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNCG, and is a Conn-Selmer and D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist.

Enjoy Ariel and Chad's duo albums "BFFs" and "Friendships: BFFs II" at www.chadeby.bandcamp.com.

Bassist Steve Haines is no stranger to North Carolina audiences as he approaches his 25th year on the faculty of UNCG. His most recent album, “Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra,” features original compositions and lyrics, and an array of orchestral arrangements from the singer-songwriter genre. (And despite his Canadian heritage, he is a terrible hockey defenseman. Like, so bad.)

NCCU and Queens College alum Brevan Hampden is enjoying national recognition in multiple styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Funk, Salsa, and Americana. He has performed with Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Ani Difranco, HISS Golden Messenger, Butcher Brown, Phil Cook, Tito Rojas, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, North Carolina Salsa Fusion Band Orquesta GarDel, as well as his Latin Jazz Quartet and his Salsa ensemble, Conjunto Breve, and many other local groups in the Triangle. He is currently adjunct professor of jazz drums at UNCG.

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While masks are still recommended, they are not required, and social distancing is encouraged when possible.

For details on the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro’s health and safety policies please visit our COVID-19 preparedness page.

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ABOUT THE CROWN
The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor, started its life as the 1927 vaudeville theatre’s original sign shop, churning out iconic posters and ads for early touring shows and movies. After spending the decades that followed as a storage area, the space underwent its first phase of renovation to open to the public as The Crown in September 2013.

Now a high-tech, flexible performance space, The Crown is celebrated for its delicate acoustics, inviting ambiance, intimate setting, as well as its accessibility to the Triad’s performing arts community. Warm, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and huge lead-paned windows (original to the building) bring the room its natural, historic, up-cycled “cool” factor.