Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series: Gentle Jazz on Sun., April 8

Drs. Edison Liu and Basile Tarchini are scientists with a passion for music. Join them on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. for a concert featuring gentle jazz. Liu, on the piano, and Tarchini, on the double bass, will play a mix of jazz standards, contemporary pieces and their original compositions. This is the last concert in the 2018 Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert series.

Dr. Liu is the President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), as an oncologist, he is a physician scientist working to discover the genomic causes of breast cancer. Dr. Liu started learning classical piano at the age of seven and migrated to jazz when he was 13. He performed in jazz combos and big bands and arranged musical scores in college before embarking on a career in medicine and science.

Dr. Tarchini, an Assistant Professor at JAX, is an expert on the developmental biology of the inner ear uncovering how nature constructs the organ of hearing. He started playing classical clarinet in Switzerland where he grew up, but took up double bass during his doctoral studies in biology Without formal training, he learned by listening to albums and practicing with fellow musicians in the active jazz scene in Geneva.

This concert is free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.