NEW GLOUCESTER — Rebecca Wing, who has taught music in private and public school systems for 11 years while composing and performing jazz and original music, will perform Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Village Coffee House.

Also as part of the First Saturday Arts Alive in New Gloucester, local painter and artist Jonathan Blatchford will show his work from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Wing performed with Brunswick-based vocalist Tracey MacLean in the jazz ensemble MacLean and Wing. In 1995, she began to integrate her spiritual life and practice into her musical expression, as evidenced with her solo piano CD, “Dancing Spirit,” and her meditation inspired “Spirit Chant” album.

“Meditation, contemplation, and sound healing all contributed to a more spacious and open approach to music and its magic,” according to her website.

In 2004, Wing recorded “Unfolding,” a CD of original songs. She and her husband, Terry Fralich, created The Mindfulness Center of Southern Maine from their home in Saco. “Currently, the jazz world has grabbed me again and now I find myself performing with wonderful Maine-based musicians playing jazz standards and new compositions with a jazz flavor,” she says on her website.

The Village Coffee House is in the vestry of New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. Blatchford will display his work in the community room. For more information, visit www.villagecoffeehouse.org.


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