Jazz guitarist to play at Bates


LEWISTON – A trio led by jazz guitarist Sheryl Bailey, ranked among the foremost bop-based guitarists to emerge in the 1990s, will perform Saturday, May 6, at Bates College. The 8 p.m. performance will be in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

The concert is presented as part of a six-day residency that Bailey is holding in conjunction with the Bates course Exploring Jazz Guitar. The concert is open to the public at no charge. For more information, phone (207) 786-6135.

Joining the guitarist in the Sheryl Bailey Three are Gary Versace on Hammond B3 organ and Ian Froman on drums.

Bailey’s recordings “Reunion of Souls,” “The Power of Three” and “Bull’s Eye” represent her love of contemporary straight-ahead jazz.

For more information, visit www.SherylBailey.com.