Strolling Musicians at Gibbs Gardens for 2017
Vincent Aleandri, accordionist, returns to Gibbs Gardens for the 2017 season.
Vince will perform at the Gardens on April 16, May 29 and September 4.
Larry Berke, accordionist debuts at the Gardens on May 14.
Larry Berke has been playing the accordion most of his life. His specialties are standards and showtunes from the great American songbook, Latin American melodies including boleros, bossa novas and tangos, and a variety of Continental and ethnic tunes reminiscent of Parisian cafe music, all played in a jazzy style. He currently lives in Alpharetta in the Lake Windward community with his soul-mate, Jane, of 48 years. He is very active in the Atlanta Accordion Club and teaches the accordion to a select group of students. Larry and Jane have two married sons, and four grandchildren.
Arthur McClenton, flautist, is a favorite performer at Gibbs Gardens.
We are pleased to welcome Arthur back for our 2017 season. The founder of McClenton Institute of Music, Inc. — established in 1983 to provide artistic, academic, and moral development for underprivileged youth — he was the 1997 music ambassador to Africa (Ethiopia) with The Religious Heritage of the African World and an advisor to the most recent and historically comprehensive African American Hymnal. His eclectic selections include: “You are the Sunshine,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Been So Long,” “Satin Doll,” “Summertime,” “Blue Bossa,” “Japanese Folk Song,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Jesu Joy,” “Always,” “With you I’m Born Again,” “Ribbon In the Sky,” “Living for the Love of you,” “Sugar,” “Sonny,” “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Sweet Love,” and “The Girl From Ipanema.”
Arthur will perform at the Gardens on April 16, May 14, May 29 and September 4.
Teresa Lemaire is a flute teacher and freelance musician in Atlanta. We are pleased to welcome Teresa back for our 2017 season. After receiving her Masters in Music Performance from Northwestern University in 2008, she joined a Brazilian jazz ensemble called Os Ossos. During the summer of 2013, Ms. Lemaire lived in Rio de Janeiro and studied Brazilian choro music. She contributes flute and vocals to a diverse group of artists, ranging from latin, indie rock, folk, pop, and jazz. As a classically trained flautist, Teresa enjoys chamber and orchestral music, however she has an equally wonderful time sitting on the porch, making music with friends.
Teresa will perform at the Gardens on April 16, May 14, May 29 and September 4.