Friday, December 10th
Piedmont Music Center
Tom Caufield, acoustic guitar
Matt Kendrick, bass
Join us as we present Matt Kendrick and Tom Caufield performing a set of Christmas music with a contemplative, expansive approach. Combining elements of hymnal, folk, jazz and ambient music, upright bassist Kendrick and acoustic guitarist Caufield will present fresh and adventurous arrangements of a selection of classic hymns and carols. Come on out and celebrate the holiday season with us!
Tom Caufield has been heard on SiriusXM, popular syndicated programs Hearts of Space, Echoes, All Things Considered and numerous NPR affiliate stations. His 2016 album “I Heard it Was Christmas Day” was named ‘the holiday album of the year’ by Echoes’ John Diliberto and was carried in Whole Foods stores nationwide. His recording, “Arrive and Disappear” was released in May 2021, and his latest album, “Pastures of Wonder,” was released in July 2021
Matt Kendrick has appeared on bass with artists such as Marian McPartland, Gene Bertoncini, Archie Shepp, Jaki Byard and JoAnne Brackeen. Kendrick has released five CDs, four on his own label Suitcase Music and one on Ichiban Records, and he teaches Electric Bass and Jazz Improvisation at Wake Forest University. Matt is the Co-Artistic Director for Music Carolina.