NHA News Release: May 25, 2016

NHA presents Jazz at the Museum on June 16

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce a special “Jazz at the Museum” performance on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 6 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Vocalists Ann Martindale and Richard Busch will perform jazz standards and classic American songs, accompanied by Busch on the NHA’s beautifully restored 1925 Steinway grand piano. This concert will feature the music of composer such as George and Ira Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Harold Arlen, and many more.

Tickets for the performance are $10 per person and free for NHA members and are available at www.nha.org/tickets. Doors open at 5:30 P.M., with the concert beginning promptly at 6 P.M.

“The NHA is thrilled to welcome Ann Martindale and Richard Busch to the Whaling Museum for this special evening jazz concert,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “Ann and Richard are accomplished musicians whose talents will shine in Gosnell Hall on our beautiful Steinway grand piano.”

Richard Busch is an accomplished composer, pianist and a Juilliard graduate. He has received grants in composition from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a noted conductor and choral director for many years in Massachusetts. He was music director of St. Paul’s Church on Nantucket for eleven years and, each summer, performs in a series of classical piano concerts on Cape Cod. He lives in Dennisport, MA. 

Ann Martindale has been a frequent soloist in Massachusetts, Florida and Connecticut classical and popular music concerts, including programs for several seasons at the Newtown Meetinghouse and the Merryall Center for the Arts in Connecticut, as well as in summer concert series on Cape Cod. She resides in Fort Myers and Nantucket.

For more information about the programs and events at the Nantucket Historical Association, please visit www.nha.org/programs or call 508-228-1894.

Event Information:
“Jazz at the Museum” featuring Ann Martindale and Richard Busch
Thursday, June 16, 2016
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members (Advance registration online or by phone recommended)
$10/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street