Jazz Guitar Workshop with Gene Bertoncini

Jazz Guitar Workshop with  Gene Bertoncini

Join Jazz Guitar Master Gene Bertoncini, for an all-day Jazz Guitar Workshop, exploring and discussing jazz guitar, chord development, improvisation and techniques!  The workshop will be held at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 and will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The workshop will conclude with a private performance for the students by Bertoncini. The $85.00 cost includes take-home materials, lunch, and a two-year museum membership.  Students are asked to bring a guitar (acoustic or archtop, preferably, as amplifiers will be limited) to the workshop. All levels are welcome. For further information, please contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org.

Advanced registration and payment is required.  Space is limited to fifteen students, so please register early.  To register, by mail please send a check payable (for the full amount, $85.00) to Mahwah Museum, to: Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ  07430.

To register online via PayPal, please click here

Instructor Bio:

Gene Bertoncini is one of the preeminent jazz guitarists’ active today. His fluid
technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the
“Segovia of jazz.” An eloquent and versatile improviser, Mr. Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with
Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme.
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The Washington Post proclaimed his solo appearance in New York City the best jazz concert of the year 1999. Mr. Bertoncini’s acclaim is hardly confined to this country. His CD, “Someone to Light Up My Life” which features his own arrangements of the compositions of the great bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, won international raves. Brazilian critic’s and listener’s polls also named him the best acoustic jazz guitarist. Gene Bertoncini has just released a striking new solo CD, “Quiet Now” on the heels of his highly successful “Acoustic Romance,” which reached the top ten of the jazz playlists. Jazziz magazine’s March 2004 issue ranked it Number 1 in their list of the top 20 acoustic guitar CDs.

His newer cds: “Concerti” features Gene with a string quartet and bass; “Reunion” with Michael Mainieri, Michael Moore, Joe Corsello and “Joy” with Clay Jenkins and Ike Sturm.
A prolific and popular studio musician, Bertoncini honed his professional chops as a member of the Tonight Show band during Johnny Carson’s tenure, and he has worked with composers and arrangers such as Lalo Schifrin and Michael Legrand and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, Gene teaches at the Eastman School of Music and William Patterson University. A New York City native, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame ‘59 with a degree in architecture. According to the New Yorker magazine, “Bertoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist that moves easily back and forth between classical and jazz guitar.”
Gene was just nominated as the best jazz guitarist of the year (09) by the New York Jazz Press Association.

On January 20th, 2017, Gene Bertoncini received a distinguished award from the University of Notre Dame honoring his achievements in the performing arts. The Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, C.S.C., Award recognizes Gene’s distinguished work
as a jazz musician.

These workshops are made possible by a grant from the Les Paul Foundation and are hosted by the Mahwah Museum Society Inc.

Lecture: “Old Ed” Keeping Hobo History Alive

“Old Ed” – Keeping Hobo History Alive

Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm, Mahwah Museum Layout Room (downstairs train room)

201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430

Admission 3.00$ for non-members, museum members and children are free.

Ed Griesel, secretary of the board of directors for the West Virginia Railway Museum located in Elkins, West Virginia, will be giving a talk about the life of a hobo on a special date and night for our lectures.

“Old Ed”, a moniker given him by one of his hobo friends, speaks to groups of all ages, but his favorite group is kids. While Ed has never bundled a few of his possessions in a red bandana, tied them to a bindle stick, and set out to live the life of a hobo, he does present the image of a classic hobo with his salt-and-pepper beard, herringbone sport jacket, gray pants, brown shoes, and red bandana around his neck. He keeps his audiences engaged by asking questions and telling the history of the hobos and their way of life. This should be a very entertaining and informative evening.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 at a special time of 7:00 pm. This should allow school children to join in the fun. Refreshments will be served.

*Please note the change of day (Wednesday), time (7PM), and location (downstairs at Mahwah Museum).

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently closed for the summer and will reopen in September featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The War Years  and WWI . Permanent exhibits are Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends 1-4 pm. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.; admission $5 for non-members, members and children are free. Visit mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.

Model Train Sale and Swap Meet

Model Train Sale and Swap Meet

Donald Cooper

To Benefit Mahwah Museum Society and the Donald Cooper Model Railroad

Saturday, October 13, 2018

At the Education Building of the Ramapo Reformed Church

100 West Ramapo Ave Mahwah, NJ 07430

Show Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Admission- $5.00 per person over 12 years of age.

All scales represented.

VENDORS:

Standard 6ft table- $35.00

Set up time- 7:00 AM

For tables contact Ralph Coviello

Cell: 201-887-1590

Email: click here

If you have any questions please click here to email or, call 201-512-0099 and leave a message for the train crew.

Luncheon and Presentation by Elaine Weiss Author of THE WOMAN’S HOUR

Join us for a luncheon & presentation by Elaine Weiss

Author of THE WOMAN’S HOUR

Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 A.M. Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive  Ramsey, NJ 07446

Sponsored by The Northwest Bergen History Coalition

Admission: 50$ per person (cash bar)

Book signing at 11:30 AM, lunch will be served at 12 noon.

        Join us as noted author Elaine Weiss shares a moment in history that changed all of our lives. in 1920, after 70 years of struggle begun by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote was near to passing. The amendment had 35 ‘yes’ votes but needed one more. Tennessee was their last chance. That August brought a divergent group of suffragettes “Suffs” to Tennessee, a holdout state that could push the count to 36. They came to confront the “Antis” (women who feared the moral decay of the family and the nation) and the Tennessee politicians who did not want women to influence the upcoming election.

Elaine Weiss brings together all the elements of this turbulent time in which “the core themes of American history-race,class, money, gender, state’s rights, power and democracy- all came to play in Nashville.” Indeed, the original suffragettes for women’s rights had begun as abolitionists working to abolish slavery. Now, descending on Tennessee, later suffragettes – led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Sue White and Alice Paul, who often differed among themselves, would be challenged by most men and by Josephine Pearson, proud leader of the Tennessee “Antis.”

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalists and writer. Her first book, Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Highly acclaimed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Woman’s Hour  has been optioned by Amblin TV for adaptation as either a TV movie or a limited series.

 

RESERVATION FORM

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Proceeds benefit members of the NW Bergen History Coalition. Please Credit the historical society of:

            Allendale          Franklin Lakes            Glen Rock      The Hermitage             Mahwah Museum       Ramsey             Ridgewood      Oakland           Upper Saddle River               

Waldwick Museum of Local History                          Waldwick Signal Tower    ___ Wyckoff          General Coalition ____

Your name will be on a list at the door. Directions will be emailed to you. Information: Michelle Dugan 201-995-0171

Send checks payable to: U.S.R. Historical Society, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Note: For advance reading, books may be purchased ahead of time for $20 at The Hermitage Museum and Mahwah Museum

 

 

 

Raffle, Auctions and Live Entertainment at Les Paul Gala

On Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. the Mahwah Museum will host the Les Paul 99th

Hofnet Bass guitar

Hofnet Bass guitar

Birthday Gala at Ramapo College Trustees Pavilion, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah.  There will be live and silent auctions of many special guitars and music memorabilia, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.   The live auction will include a Hofner Bass guitar with a pick guard signed by Paul McCartney, a Fender Squire solid body electric guitar autographed by Pete Townsend, a Fender Squire solid body electric guitar with Chuck Berry autograph on the pick guard, a white Fender Stratocaster guitar autographed by Ron Wood and Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and more.  For a full list and description of live and silent auction items, and information about Online Slots bidding,  visit www.mahwahmuseum.org.  Three winners of a raffle for two Gibson “Traditional” Les Paul Guitars with Les Paul autographed pick guards, and a Fender Squire Strat autographed by James Taylor, will also be chosen.  Bucky Pizzarelli with Ed Laub and Lou Pallo with Les Paul’s Trio will provide live entertainment.  Wine, hors d’oeurves, and light fare will be served. 

Tickets for the Gala and the raffle are both $25 and are available at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and weekends, at Robbie’s Music on Rt 17, at Devon Fine Jewelry in Wyckoff, at Alto’s Music on Rt 59 in Airmont, and through the mail.  Gala tickets are also available for purchase online at www.mahwahmuseum.org

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m. until June 22; the Museum, with the exhibits “Neighborhoods of Mahwah: 1913-2013” and “Les Paul in Mahwah,” is open weekends and Wednesdays until June 25, when it will close for the summer.   The Museum will reopen in September, 2014. 

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the NJ Historical Commission, Department of State.