Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux St, Taos NM 87571
Bob Dorough, bebop and cool jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, is one of the last original hipsters. He worked with Miles Davis ("Blue XMas") and Blossom Dearie, and his adventurous style was an influence on Mose Allison. Many of his songs have become popular jazz standards, including "Devil May Care", "Comin' Home Baby", "Just About Everything" and "Yardbird Suite", which was his version, with lyrics, of the famous Charlie Parker tune. He is possibly best known for his "Schoolhouse Rock!" series of songs ("Three is a Magic Number", "Figure Eight", "Conjunction Junction" "Electricity, Electricity" and many more) Conceived to be educational series for kids, the songs remain favorites of adult jazz lovers today.
Dorough is now in his 92nd year! When he arrives in Taos he will have recently completed a summer concert tour through Norway… and he's not stopping any time soon. Dorough's quartet will also feature guitarist Al Schackman, who was Nina Simone's longtime guitarist, musical director and confidante, and Lorca Hart on drums.