this concert, we’re definitely going to be bringing more into it.” It’s that element of improvisation and inclusivity of other styles in jazz that the twins find so fascinating. To them, the genre is more about the way a melody is played than the notes themselves. “The defining quality of jazz is the rhythm, the syncopation,” Will says. Coincidentally, it’s those two notions of performance ~ the soul versus the intellect ~ that seemingly shaped the rift between Goodman, known as the “King of Swing,” and Shaw, the “King of Clarinet.” And the Anderson twins’ interpretation of those differing styles is something the duo, along with the entire en-
semble, looks forward to capturing and communicating to the audience. “[Jazz music] allows for so much molding and shaping,” says Will. “This show is going to be exciting for us. We’re trying to express ourselves in a different way.” Catch Benny Meets Artie with Strings on Saturday, December 1 at the Oxford Community Center. The performance is presented by Chesapeake Music’s Jazz on the Chesapeake in partnership with Oxford Community Center. Tickets are $50. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Jazzonthechesapeake.com or call 410-819-0380.
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