WOMR and Academy Playhouse Present Benefit Concert

April 28th concert by "In The Pocket" student band
In The Pocket will perform a benefit concert for WOMR at the Academy Playhouse (Courtesy of the artists)

WOMR and the Academy of Performing Arts will present a special evening of jazz and blues at 7:30 pm on Saturday April 28th at The Academy Playhouse, 120 Main Street in Orleans, the radio station announced today. Cape Cod’s multi-talented student band In the Pocket, featuring former members of Bleu Music, will once again feature vocalist Chev Hardy.


In the Pocket is a group of dynamic student musicians who play a repertoire of fusion jazz, funk and blues. They also play popular standards from artists like George & Ira Gershwin, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, as well as some original songs.


Band leader Dylan Routhier (flute & piano), has played at the South East Regional All State competition, First Night Chatham, and as part of the CJazz Conservatory Jazz Ensemble. Ben Andrade (drums) and David Girardin (bass) are also players in the band.  


“These guys have played in benefits for the station in the past and blew everyone away while channeling ‘Cannonball’ Adderly and Miles Davis,” said John Braden, WOMR’s executive director.


Jazz vocalist Chev Hardy evokes the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday. She has performed at a number of venues on Cape Cod, including the 2017 Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. “Chev is an excellent singer, as anyone who has heard her knows, and she’s a great addition to the band,” added Braden.


Tickets are $15, $10 for students and are available at WOMR.org, APACape.org and 508.487.2619.

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