Morgan Arts Council books Rick Whitehead Trio

The Rick Whitehead Trio consists of guitarist Whitehead, bass player John Previti and drummer Barry Hart.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Rick Whitehead Trio will perform jazz music at Berkeley Springs State Park July 27 as part of the Morgan Arts Council’s summer Concerts in the Park series.

The group has a background that includes the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, performances with major stars and a Wammies best jazz instrumentalist. Their music ranges from ballads, blues and bop to Latin and high-energy fusion.

Guitarist Whitehead, originally from Miami, started playing the guitar at age 11. When he was 18, he was performing on Shows on the Beach and worked with Connie Francis, Sandler and Young, Jayne Morgan, Glen Campbell and others.

Bass player John Previti is a native of Washington. He began his professional career in 1976 with Danny Gatton, and played with him over a span of 18 years.

Also a native of Washington, Barry Hart has played drums professionally since the age of 16. A technical master, he is as much fun to watch as he is to listen to. Hart has performed with The Tommy Dorsey Big Band, The Ink Spots, Bob Hope, Cab Calloway, Lou Rawls and The Drifters.

All concerts start at 5:30 p.m. For detailed information on the concert series and participating performers, visit macicehouse.org or call 304-258-2300.

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