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Alive in the Root + Nicholas Ryder

Alive in the Root + Nicholas Ryder
Alive in the Root + Nicholas Ryder


Mar 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM



Alive in the Root is a roots band from southern Maine that performs original music – a mix of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz – and covers. AITR focuses on vocal harmonies and eclectic instrumental arrangements with guitars, mandolin, upright bass, and three-part harmonies.


Nicholas Ryder is a Boston based Saxophonist and composer who earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Hartford's Hartt school of music studying with Saxophonist Javon Jackson. Also Nick earned his Master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston MA studying under Jerry Bergonzi, Donny McCaslin, Melissa Aldana, Brian Levy, Ken Schaphorst, Cecil McBee, and Ted Reichman.

Nicholas' composition and playing style is based of the style of groups and musicians such as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver's band, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and Hank Mobley just to name a few and he focuses on the Sextet with Trumpet, Tenor, Trombone, Piano, Bass, and Drums to deliver his Hard Bop influenced compositions and arrangements to audiences that will leave them wanting more.


Doors @ 6PM

Alive in the Root @ 7PM

Nicholas Ryder @ 9PM

This event is donation based, bring cash to tip the musicians!


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