Jazz It Up

Legendary Jazz Musician Dick Morgan Returns to Prince George’s for the Montpelier Spring 2012 Jazz Series

By Annamarya Scaccia

In every bluesy note, in every passionate chord, and in every intertwining rhythm, there is beauty. There The Return of Dick Morganis thrill.

This is the appeal of jazz, the long loved musical perspicacity of Dick Morgan, the renowned Virginia-born, Washington-based pianist. Morgan will return, band in toe, for another moving night at the Montpelier Spring 2012 Jazz Series on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m. This sensational series will be held at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, in Laurel.

With seven albums released, including the classic Spellbound (featuring Etta Jones) and the celebrated Spiritual Journey, Morgan consistently excites fans with his precise melodies and acute renderings of fabled classics. It’s a talent recognized as a child during the Depression, and one that was so well-executed, he not only landed his first radio show at 10-years-old, but found him performing for the illustrious jazz maestro, Duke Ellington, as a teenager. Listening to Morgan, who is signed to Sandy Spring-based label, Foxhaven Records is an aural blessing to say the least.

For more information, visit http://www.culturecapital.com/event.php?id=18744/.

Montpelier Spring 2012 Jazz Series with Dick Morgan, Friday, March 23, 8 p.m., $20, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708

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