Faith and the Arts Series

March 24, 2019 3:00 pm

Mahalo Jazz – Alison Weiner, Robbie Link, and Carter Minor – jazz standards and original tunes

mahalo (as in “ma” like in ma and pa “ha” rhymes with ma, “lo” as in how low can you go) means more than “thank you” in Hawaiian; it is an expression of deep gratitude. It is this spirit that serves as the foundation for mahaloArts. We embrace, with profound gratitude, our music, our art, our livelihood, our lives.

Pianist, Alison Weiner, living in Saxapahaw, is the creator and caretaker of mahaloArts. With degrees in architecture, jazz studies and music composition under her belt, Alison is joyfully earning her keep as a musician by teaching, performing, composing, and recording.

Carter Minor lives in Carrboro. He is a jazz, blues, gospel, and pop singer who also plays harmonica, bass, and saxophone. He has been a professional musician for over 45 years performing across the country. He is also a music teacher and band director at Cary Christian School and Associate Minister at Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.

Robbie Link is the Triangle’s go-to double bass player. His expertise and experience are legendary. He is a much sought after session player, teacher, and collaborator. In the academic world he has taught double bass at East Carolina,  UNC/ Chapel Hill, Duke and for 30 years taught bass and cello and coached the young ensembles at the Duke University Pre-Collegiate String School. He has already made an appearance at our Faith & the Arts Series Series, playing with the group FolkPsalm.

I am excited that mahaloJazz is coming to St. Matthew’s. During Lent, we are called to be thoughtful about the orientation of our spirit and notice how our spirit manifests itself in our lives. I find the spirit of mahaloJazz a good example of keeping your eyes on the prize, keeping what is important front and center, taking the long view but also making sure not miss the beauty all around.      –Mary Rocap

Tickets $10 / available at the church office and at the door.