The Kids Are Alright: S. Mason Gurley
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Kids & Families
Mason Gurley is a bassist, educator and jazz composer from Falmouth Maine. He has been an auxiliary member of the Portland music scene for 10 years and makes attempts to redefine both himself and the relationship of jazz to other contemporary styles with his latest project, S. Mason Gurley and The Satellite Ensemble. He holds a Master’s degree in jazz studies and double bass from USM.
Mason Gurley has performed live hundreds of times in a wide variety of styles (such as jazz, rock, pop and classical); playing everything from large political fundraisers, weddings and small clubs to supporting Christian Howes (renowned jazz violinist), dueling synthesizers with Dr. Fink (former keyboardist for Prince and the Revolution), and sharing the stage with popular modern acts such as Michael Franti, Panic! at the Disco and many mor
About the Series » The Kids Are Alright
The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library is excited to host the Maine Academy of Modern Music’s The Kids Are Alright, a family friendly local music series aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the musical arts. This series will take place on the first Saturday of the month 10:30 in the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. In addition to live performances by some of the area’s top talent, each event will feature a “Get-To-Know-Your-Local-Musician” component that will allow parents and children a chance to ask the performer(s) questions about what it is like to be a musician in Maine. Likewise, MAMM will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” so that everyone will have a chance to try out some of the instruments that they will have seen used on stage during the performance that day. The Library will provide concert attendees with resources about the importance of music in the early literacy and brain development of young children.