Watermark music series

Women of Jazz show opens the season—July 23

Curated by Hannah Melanson, the Watermark Music Series at Watermark Theatre in Rustico features Island musical artists interpreting iconic songwriters. The series returns this summer with the first performance, Women of Jazz, on July 23. 

Women of Jazz will feature the music of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and more, performed by local artists. 

Women have been involved with jazz since its inception, but all too often their achievements are not as well-known or trumpeted, so to speak. Of course there are Billie, Ella, and Sarah, but there are so many more singers, instrumentalists and composers that have made a worthy pantheon. On this night Watermark will explore the greats of jazz history, and dive into some lesser known names, in celebration of the contributions from the Women of Jazz.

Next month, Rick Donair (Nick Doneff) will perform A Classic Country & Western Night on August 6 and Brad Milligan and his band are set to perform Rock and Roll through the Decades on August 20. Stay tuned for more details.

Showtime is 7:30 pm.