KINGSTON — Flying paint and live music: a unique benefit concert to help the Kingston High School Band.
What do you get when you mix award winning producer/musician Jackson Rice with Kitsap’s favorite jazz group, popular local artist Derek Gundy, and Kingston’s largest church, Bayside Community Church? A recipe for a seriously good concert experience.
Jazz Canvas is a performance group with a visual artist (painter) who interprets the music by painting a picture during the show. The painting is then raffled off or auctioned at the end of each show.
Seattle jazz star Jackson Rice will perform with Jazz Canvas on Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at Bayside Church, 25992 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Jackson will share the stage with Kelly Carpenter on keyboard, Mark Wilson playing guitar, singer/bassist Tracie Marsh and Terry Marsh on drums.
All proceeds from the show will go to the Kingston High School band program. The band is dealing with serious budget cut backs caused by the short falls in the North Kitsap school district finances. The band boosters will need to come up with an additional $4,000 beyond what they normal fundraise for the band to function normally this school year.
Professional artist Derek Gundy will be interpreting the music onto canvas for the Kingston show. As an active artist and manager of Artist Edge in Poulsbo, Gundy is no stranger to the local art scene.
Tickets are $20, student discounts available at the door. For tickets and more information, go to www.jazzcanvas.org.