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Jayme Stone Folklife

We will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Jayme Stone concert to Hurricanes Harvey & Irma relief efforts. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
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Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds.

Bettye LaVette Friday, September 22, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Bettye LaVette

A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance. The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year.

CMS Lincoln Center Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
CMS Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The Chamber Music Society has its home in the acclaimed and magnificent Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, the CMS draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. ENSEMBLE Gilles Vonsattel, piano | Paul Huang, violin | Ani Kavafian, violin | Matthew Lipman, viola | Nicholas Canellakis, cello | David Shifrin, clarinet PROGRAM BEETHOVEN: Trio in B-flat major for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 11 WEBER: Quintet in B-flat major for clarinet, 2 violins, viola, and cello, Op. 34 SCHUMANN: Quintet in E-flat major for piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello, Op. 44

Live from Laurel Canyon Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Live from Laurel Canyon

The Laurel Canyon show is a kind of a tribute...but to a place and time.  Led by Brian Chartrand (of Sweet Remains) and featuring an impressive diverse cast of singers and artists, it tells the story of the musicians who came out of southern California in the 60s & 70s with original arrangements, songs and stories about the history and connection between the artists.

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Known for their ethereal, gauzy take on folk, alternative rock and country, the Toronto-based Cowboy Junkies have forged an impressive 30 year career, scoring several hit singles like “Sweet Jane” and “Misguided Angel,” a handful of critically-acclaimed albums, and a dedicated throng of loyal fans. 

Regina Carter: Simply Ella Sunday, October 8, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Regina Carter:  Simply Ella

The virtuoso jazz violinist returns to Rockport for the first time in six years, bringing her boundless curiosity and hard swinging style in a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald.

Patty Larkin & Liz Longley Sunday, October 15, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Patty Larkin & Liz Longley

Come on out for a folk-saturated double bill featuring beloved veteran singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and buzz-generating tunesmith Liz Longley. Though from different generations, both have a unique vision and style rooted in indelible melodies and a powerful poetic lyrical style.

Michael Feinstein Friday, October 20, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Michael Feinstein

Over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world, Michael Feinstein is a five-time Grammy nominee, an Emmy nominee for his PBS-TV specials, has an acclaimed NPR series and performs concerts spanning the globe. “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. Feinstein earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination for The Sinatra Project, celebrating the music of “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” Other recent releases include The Power Of Two – collaborating with Glee and 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson – and Cheek To Cheek, recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. His tremendous TV success has included his Emmy-nominated special Michael Feinstein–The Sinatra Legacy, the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, which received the ASCAP Deems-Taylor Television Broadcast Award; the PBS special New Year’s Eve at The Rainbow Room; as well as a nationally syndicated public radio program Song Travels. "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook"

JinJoo Cho & Hyun Soo Lim Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
JinJoo Cho & Hyun Soo Lim

Critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of the Indianapolis, Ms. Cho made her first appearance on the international music scene when she garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada’s People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at age 17. Times Argus of Montreal proclaimed her performance as possessing “an undeniable charisma and depth…with an intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness that sent shivers up the spine.” Since then, she has won numerous international awards including the First Prize and Orchestra Award at the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition in 2010, 2nd Laureate at the 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition, First Grand Prize at the Alice Schoenfeld International String Competition, and the Dorothy DeLay Award at Aspen Music Festival. PROGRAM BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1 FAURÉ: Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 CHAUSSON: Poème TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir d’un lieu cher SAINT-SAENS: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Opening Act: Emily Barker Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00PM - Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
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Opening Act: Emily Barker Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Rockport in support of her most recent record, the acclaimed The Things That We Are Made Of. She has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Her most recent release, 2016’s The Things That We Are Made Of was hailed by Rolling Stone as “…beautifully sums up where she’s been and sets the stage for what’s yet to come…the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful…she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation.” The record also proved to be a commercial success as well, breaking in to the top ten on the Billboard Country charts.

Rockport Folk Summit Friday, November 3, 2017 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
Rockport Folk Summit

Two of New England’s most celebrated roots music bands—Session Americana and the Lonely Heartstring Band–team up for a truly special night celebrating the great Americana tradition. These acclaimed bands will each perform a set before joining forces in an exciting hootenanny collaboration. Not to be missed! SESSION AMERICANA Hailing from Boston, Session Americana is an all-star band-collective of talented musicians who come together to craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collection of instruments including a collapsible bar table, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello, a harmonica case, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The experience of a Session Americana show comes from a musical collaboration that’s not accidental or easily won. The group brings a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into the depths of the American “song bag”. LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a bluegrass quintet whose music stretches far beyond any genre-specific title. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Capitol Steps Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Capitol Steps

As the granddaddy of political satire, The Capitol Steps have been poking fun at the D.C. establishment for over 35 years. The veteran troupe have become masters at skewering both sides of the aisle, their repurposed covers of pop songs loaded with puns and outrageous one-liners. No one is safe!

Lee Ann Womack Friday, November 10, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Lee Ann Womack

Country music siren and Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack, known for huge hits like “I Hope You Dance” and “Ashes By Now,” makes her Rockport debut armed with a brand new album, a throwback record called The Lonely, the Lonesome and the Gone, a record that hearkens back to the East Texas honky-tonks of her youth. Most folks know Lee Ann Womack through her modern classic “I Hope You Dance,” an enormous crossover hit in 2000 whose inspiring themes and indelible melody saturated both country and mainstream radio (as well as becoming the standard father-daughter dance at weddings over the world). Yet Womack already had a burgeoning career before that single rocked the Billboard charts.

Quinn Sullivan Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Quinn Sullivan

New Bedford native Quinn Sullivan may only be 18 years old, but the precocious blues rock guitar-slinger counts the legendary Buddy Guy as an admirer and mentor and has already shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Los Lobos, Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa. No too shabby for a teenager. “Players like Quinn come along once in a lifetime.” – Buddy Guy Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. Armed with a searing, explosive tone and a style that echoes his mentor Guy and other legends like Hendrix and Clapton, Sullivan plays guitar like a man well beyond his years. He’s already released three albums, including this year’s acclaimed Midnight Highway, played at storied venues like Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden – traveled overseas – performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival – and appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He garnered attention when Buddy Guy asked him to come on stage and play during a performance at New Bedford’s Zeiterion Theater in 2007 and an unlikely, though solid bond was then formed between the great Chicago bluesman and the eager youngster from Massachusetts. Two years later, Sullivan opened for Buddy Guy on his East Coast tour during the summer, played his own set at the summer music festival Lollapalooza, as well as the Austin City Limits Festival. He released his debut album, Cyclone, in 2011, following it with Getting There in 2013. His newest release, Midnight Highway, features the radio-charting single “She Gets Me.”

Rosanne Cash Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Rosanne Cash

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has long transcended her birthright as country music royalty, carving her own hit-laden career that has spanned close to 40 years. This fall she will be making her much-anticipated Rockport debut!

Justin Townes Earle Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Justin Townes Earle

Opening Act: Joshua Hedley Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. With fearless, personally charged lyrical insight and infectious melodic craftsmanship, the young veteran singer-songwriter has built a rich, personally charged body of work. Now, on his seventh album (and New West debut) Kids in the Street, Justin Townes Earle raises the creative and personal stakes to deliver a deeply soulful set that’s both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting. Taking himself out of his creative comfort zone and assembling a new set of collaborators, Earle has created one of his most potent efforts to date, reflecting all manner of new influences upon his life and his art.

Ying Quartet/ B. Shiffman Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Ying Quartet/ B. Shiffman

PROGRAM CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Commission TBA SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (transcribed for string quartet) BRAHMS: String Sextet, No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 Ying Quartet The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Additionally, the quartet regularly performs and teaches at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and also served as ensemble-in-residence at the Aspen Music Festival. Previously the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University, the Quartet is now quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, maintaining full time faculty positions. Zuill Bailey, cello Winner of a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Tales of Hemingway, Zuill Bailey is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, artistic director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. Barry Shiffman Internationally acclaimed violinist and violist Barry Shiffman is well-respected as a musician, educator and administrator. He is the newly appointed artistic director for Rockport Music's classical programming. He was co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and currently serves as both the Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music at the Glenn Gould School and Dean of the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:00PM - Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

Have a blast with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing swing favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, big band, and rock n’ roll.

George Winston Sunday, December 3, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
George Winston

One of the most successful and recognized solo pianists in the world, George Winston brings his remarkably enduring and highly imitated “rural folk piano” style to Rockport for the first time in a concert just in time for the holiday season.

Four Freshmen Friday, December 8, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Four Freshmen

The Four Freshmen are America’s most enduring vocal group. From the moment they step on stage The Four Freshmen will get your heart pounding and your feet moving. With pure energy and great songs from the past and present. The Four Freshmen deliver a world of music that will take listeners back to the bygone era of their youth while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment unique to the legendary Four Freshmen.

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

Best known as the singer and keyboardist for The Rascals (“Good Lovin’” and “Groovin’” among other hits), the legendary Felix Cavaliere makes his debut in Rockport. Despite a career spanning five decades, Cavaliere remains at the height of his powers, that instantly recognizable soulful voice continuing to enthrall audiences all over the globe.

Cantus Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:00PM   ·   More Info »

Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus return to Rockport for a thrilling holiday-themed program. Cantus is acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence and charismatic personality. The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. PROGRAM Storytelling is a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In “Three Tales of Christmas,” Cantus reimagines beloved stories through familiar carols alongside new holiday classics. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as A Christmas Carol, Gift of the Magi, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, “Three Tales of Christmas” reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia.

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 4PM Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:00PM - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 4PM

Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is again returning to Rockport.  Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program.

Back Bay Ringers Sunday, December 17, 2017 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Back Bay Ringers

Get in the holiday spirit with the Back Bay Ringers! Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 2003, it has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at such Boston-area landmarks as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Prudential Center.

Julliard415 w/ R. Podger Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Julliard415 w/ R. Podger

PROGRAM TELEMANN: Tafelmusic (Musique de Table, First Production) Overture (Suite) in E Minor for Two Flutes, Strings and Continuo, TWV 55:e1 Quartet in G Major for Flute, Oboe, Violin, and Continuo, TWV 43:G2 Concerto in A Major for Flute, Violin, and Cello, TWV 53:A2 Trio in E-flat major for Two Violins and Continuo, TWV42:Es1 Solo in B minor for Flute and Continuo, TWV41:h4 Conclusion in E minor for Strings and Continuo, TWV50:5 JUILLIARD415 Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond, bringing major figures in the field of early music to lead performances of both rare and canonical works of the 17th and 18th centuries. Rachel Podger, baroque violin Proving her “intoxicating combination of power and grace” (Toronto Star), internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. Having performed as a soloist and guest director with many of the world’s top ensembles, she is also the founding musical director of Brecon Baroque.

JD Souther Sunday, February 18, 2018 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
JD Souther

A songwriting legend and country rock pioneer, JD Souther comes to Rockport for the first time armed with a veritable treasure trove of classics, including several made famous by The Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Faithless Love”). His infectious pop sensibility and effortless croon have led to a near 50 year career.

Seong-Jin Cho Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Seong-Jin Cho

First Prize Winner at the 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition, Seong-Jin Cho made clear his intense reflection and expressive insight, qualities apt to connect with audiences at the deepest levels of imagination and emotion. The young South Korean pianist’s mature musicianship and refined artistry has won a significant international following, underlined by the pop-chart-topping status of his Deutsche Grammophon debut album and invitations to appear at the world’s foremost concert halls. Cho made several high-profile recital debuts this past season, notably at Carnegie Hall and as part of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s Master Pianists series. “… this latest Chopin Competition winner can stand proud next to the likes of such illustrious past winners as Pollini, Argerich and Zimerman” Pianist

Sweet Honey in the Rock Sunday, March 4, 2018 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Sweet Honey in the Rock

Globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists. They have stayed true to their mission to educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation.

Goitse Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet known as Goitse (a Gaelic greeting meaning ‘come here’) has quickly become one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music across the globe.

Clemens Hagen& Kirill Gerstein Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Clemens Hagen& Kirill Gerstein

Clemens Hagen has performed as soloist with internationally renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the NHK Orchestra Tokyo and the Cleveland Orchestra. For the 50th anniversary celebration of Jeunesse Musicale Vienna, Clemens Hagen was artist-in-residence where he gave six concerts. Hagen is a music professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg where he has taught cello and chamber music since 1988. He is also a Visiting Artist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. First Prize Winner of the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition and an Avery Fisher Grant, Kirill Gerstein has entered the highest ranks of international stars. His performances with the world’s greatest orchestras and solo recitals have garnered great critical acclaim, and his dual expertise in jazz and classical music sets him apart in today’s specialized music world. His early training and experience in jazz has contributed an important element to his interpretive style, inspiring an energetic and expressive musical personality that distinguishes his playing. ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM 7 Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from The Magic Flute Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 Sonata No. 4 in C Major Op. 102, No. 1 Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

Ann Hampton Callaway Friday, April 6, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is a born entertainer and one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny.

Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish

A five-time Grammy Award winner, Dawn Upshaw combines a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music. She has achieved worldwide celebrity as an opera singer and recitalist of concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her ability to reach to the heart of music and text has earned her a devoted audience, as well as awards and distinctions accorded to only the most distinguished of artists. In 2007, she was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the first vocal artist to be awarded the five-year “genius” prize, and in 2008 she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The profound influence of pianist Gilbert Kalish as an educator and pianist in myriad performances and recordings has established him as a major figure in American music-making. This season he appears with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, performs at the Ojai Music Festival, and holds a residency at the San Francisco Conservatory. In 2006 he was awarded the Peabody Medal by the Peabody Conservatory for his outstanding contributions to music in America. He was the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years, and was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group that flourished during the 1960s and 70s in support of new music. PROGRAM SCHUBERT Im Frühling | Geheimes | Gretchen am Spinnrade Lied der Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) | Rastlose Liebe JANÁCEK: from In the Mists (Mr. Kalish solo) I. Andante IV. Presto RAVEL: Histoires Naturelles Le paon | Le grillon | Le cygne Le martin-pêcheur | La pintade REBECCA CLARKE: June Twilight | Infant Joy | The Tiger A Dream | The Cloths of Heaven BARTÓK: Fekete | Annyi bánat a szüvemen | Régi keserves? Eddig való dolgom | ‘Hatforintos’ nóta WILLIAM BOLCOM: Black Max | Toothbrush time | Waitin’ | George

Jesse Colin Young Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Jesse Colin Young

One of the leading lights of the 60’s “flower power” movement and founder of The Youngbloods, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” which continues to be an iconic anthem for peace and tolerance to this day, Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Going solo after several well-received records with the Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young focused on his own songwriting and following his artistic muse. In 1972 he released the well-received Together, and the following year he came out with what many critics claim as his solo masterpiece, Song for Juli, which stayed on the Billboard Top 200 chart for nearly a year. Through the next several years he released several critically-acclaimed albums that showcased Young broadening his sonic palette, recording breakthrough tracks from country fusion to jazz fusion to blues rock that received airplay on radio stations across America. During his exploding solo career during the 1970’s, Jesse also continued giving back by helping establish the No Nukes movement. Involved from the very beginning, Jesse closed the 1979 No Nukes concert and movie joined by legends Jackson Browne, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash singing The Youngblood’s anthem “Get Together.” Throughout his professional life of recording and touring, Jesse has always taken the time to dedicate his life to giving back to the world. He has performed on behalf of organizations ranging from the Dream Foundation and Saratoga Warhorse, to Prep Fest and the Kona Pacific Waldorf School, now the Kona Pacific Charter School. Holding environmental accountability, Veteran support and quality education as a moral code of action, Jesse remains committed and active as an individual and performer.