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Events

Music at Mead Base

In partnership with the Friends of Mead Base, the Jazz in the Yurt series will be performing two dates at Mead Base near Sandwich Notch. Half of the proceeds raised from these shows will go directly to supporting Mead Base and the Conservation of this lovely property in the Sandwich Wilderness.

Music at Mead Base Concert Series Dates

  • May 19th, 2017—Let's Swing with Clyde Bisbee & The Wheelhouse Revelers
  • June 23rd, 2017—The Craig Jaster Trio
  • July 29th, 2017—Hot Hot Hot! Latin Night with the Tom Robinson Trio and special guest artists Matt Langley on Saxophone and Rob Gerry on Bass!
  • August 26th, 2017—The Jon Lorentz Quartet
  • September TBA, 2017—The return of Fred Haas and the Tom Robinson Trio!

How to Buy tickets

Call the School at 603-284-6550 to reserve tickets. You can pay by cash or check the night of the concert. Or, you can use your credit card to buy tickets for each of these shows online.


May 19th, 2017 at 7:00pm

Swing Jazz with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers!

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Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's. Join us for a swinging good time and we'll even clear the chairs to dance!

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Ticket price: $15.00 Indoor seating, $5.00 for Outdoor seating (Outdoor seating can not be purchased online)

June 23rd, 2017 7:00pm

American Folk Traditions with The Craig Jaster Trio

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Pianist, singer and songwriter Craig Jaster leads his new trio with warmth, spontaneity, and a contagious sense of fun. His repertoire showcases his lyrical, inventive, honest, often funny songwriting, and influences including the blues, old jazz standards, the great New Orleans pianists, and American folk traditions.

Tim Gilmore (drums) and Brendan Dowd (bass) join Craig in the trio. Tim is a member of the Harry Skoler Quartet, and has performed with Lester Bowie, Marian McPartland, Tower of Power, and Tiger Okoshi. Brendan performs with the High Range Band, EC and the Moonshiners, the Wayfarers, the Pop Rockers, and the Rusty Truckers. He has shared the stage/recorded with Natalie McMaster, Joan Osborne, Carly Simon, Richie Havens, and David Francey.

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Ticket price: $15.00 Indoor seating, $5.00 for Outdoor seating (Outdoor seating can not be purchased online)

July 29th, 2017 7:00pm

Hot hot hot - Latin Night with the Tom Robinson Trio with Special Guest Artists Matt Langley on Saxophone and Rob Gerry on Bass!

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The hottest music in the hottest month! Come enjoy an evening of Latin Jazz with the coolest jazz musicians in New England. Special guest musicians are Matt Langley on saxophone and Rob Gerry on bass.

Ticket price: $15.00 Indoor seating, $5.00 for Outdoor seating (Outdoor seating can not be purchased online)

August 26th, 2017 7:00pm

Acclaimed Jazz with The Jonathan Lorentz Quartet

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Jonathan Lorentz is a passionate performer who has pursued music on the saxophone for the last 30 years. Jon believes strongly in the interactive and collaborative "human element" of music making, and enthusiastically connects with other musicians and listeners. He currently leads the Jonathan Lorentz Quartet, the Soul Revival, and plays with the experimental improvising band 7oddSeven. Jon's album Borderlands (his first for the United Kingdom's Metier Jazz label) was released to critical acclaim, and has received airplay on radio stations throughout the world. In March of 2011 Fanfare Magazine's Lynn René Bayley remarked that "Jonathan Lorentz has really got it: a great style, an explorative mind, and a concept that goes beyond the usual fare you hear from jazz groups." Berklee College of Music Professor John Funkhouser celebrates Jonathan for having an "unbelievable sense of time - all the time." And recently, NEA Jazz Master and legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman simply said that Jonathan has that "real big sound on tenor sax!" In recent years Jon performed and recorded with New Orleans' own Delfeayo Marsalis, Jerry Sabatini's Sonic Explorers, and jazz vocalist Teri Roiger. The Quartet is comprised of long-standing musical cohorts who have performed together in various scenarios for 20 years. The piano chair is held by Tom Robinson, a jazz stalwart who also performs on soprano saxophone. Bass guru John Hunter holds down bass lines for the Seacoast Big Band and Charlie Jennison group, and has accompanied Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, and Jimmy Heath. Drum set specialist Tim Gilmore.

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Ticket price: $15.00 Indoor seating, $5.00 for Outdoor seating (Outdoor seating can not be purchased online)

September 30th, 2017 7:00pm

Fred Haas, Saxophone

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Join the Tom Robinson Trio and special guest soloist Fred Haas! Fred Haas has performed with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Joe Morello, Don Cherry, Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Gene Bertoncini, John Proulx and many others. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny calls Fred Haas "a totally world-class saxophone player." Jazz trumpet legend Clark Terry said, "You won't find a more capable jazz player and teacher than Fred Haas, and that's a fact!"

Ticket price: $15.00 Indoor seating, $5.00 for Outdoor seating (Outdoor seating can not be purchased online)

Directions to Mead Base

Mead Base is located at the end of Diamond Ledge Road in Sandwich, NH 03227. From Route 113 in Center Sandwich, follow Grove street past the Federated Church, which will then turn into Diamond Ledge Road. Diamond Ledge becomes a dirt road, bear right when you see Sandwich Notch road and follow Diamond Ledge to the end. Mead Base will be the last building and parking lot area on the road!

Ensemble Programs

Programs are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Semesters last 8 weeks and end with a performance.

Upcoming Events

Music at Mead Base Concert Series starts May 19th, 2017 at 7pm.

Lake Winni Music Camp

The best overnight summer music program in all of New England!