Local and Legend Music Festival

The 2014 Local & Legend Music Festival

Featuring:  Bernie Worrell & the Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Fresh off their Summer Tour and the release of the all-new album, Prequel. The Bernie Worrell Orchestra performs songs from this album, their previous debut album "BWO is Landing," and also songs from Bernie's vast repertoire. The enthusiastic response from fellow musicians means you just don't know who will show up to join the BWO on stage!!!!

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Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell was a child prodigy who began studying piano at the tender age of three, performed his first Classical Concert at age four, wrote his first concerto at age eight, and performed with the Washington Symphony Orchestra at ten. 

Simply stated, Bernie Worrell is a Master Keyboardist, a founding member of original Parliament/Funkadelic and keyboard wizard whose liquid lines deftly steered P-Funk straight to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

In the past year, Bernie released three albums. In February, he dropped his first solo piano platter, "Elevation (The Upper Air)" via the M.O.D. Technologies label. "Melodestra (Gotta Groove Records)", a 12" vinyl EP of songs performed on the melodica, a hybrid of a wind instrument and keyboard.  And, in addition to touring with his hot new group the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, the maestro also tracked their second album, "Prequel". That's more work than most younger men can muster, let alone one who has been playing, producing and world-touring for most of his seven decades.

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Nona Hendryx

From her beginnings with Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles (the sweethearts of The Apollo Theater); to LaBelle (a trio made up of Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash) — the groundbreaking rock funk band of the 70s; followed by a stunning solo career; and then inducted into The Rhythm & Blues Foundations’ Hall of Fame in 1999, Nona Hendryx has always been on the cutting edge of music.  

Her songs are edgy, provocative, political and full of double entendres and empowering messages that enabled the trio to break the traditional girl group mold. Their stage show was the forerunner of the epic productions we expect today and they were the only contemporary black group to take their ‘Wear Something Silver’ show to New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera House and to major theatres and Opera Houses across the world. Labelle racked up three gold albums and a number 1 worldwide hit with, "Lady Marmalade (Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?)."

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Steve Kimock

A master of improvisation, Steve Kimock has been inspiring music fans with his transcendent guitar speak, voiced through electric, acoustic, lap and pedal steel guitars. While one can say that his genre is rock, no one niche has ever confined him. Instead, through the years, he’s explored various sounds and styles based on what’s moved him at the time, whether it’s blues or jazz; funk or folk; psychedelic or boogie; gypsy or prog-rock; traditional American or world fusion.

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Camille Armstrong

Camille attended NYC's "FAME" High School where she studied Vocal music and picked up "Stepping" along the way.  There, she sang back-up for artists like Morgan Heritage and Natalie Cole.   Camille has coordinated/choreographed for 'Miss Talented Teen Pageants' in the local community, getting support from the community so that contestants payed for little or nothing and could focus on the artistic and not the financial aspect of the Pageants. 

Camille currently works all over the U.S. as front woman for SoulRagga and bands like Steve Kimock/Bernie Worrell and Friends, The Bernie Worrell Orchestra and The Motet, locally as a Movement Instructor in the Drama division and a choreographer at Pennsylvania Youth Theater--where she founded and directed Body Percussion company BodyMusic and Hip-Hop and Rhythms company BOUNCE!, a consultant and performing/teaching artist at public/private & dance schools, colleges, step teams, marching bands and dance and percussion troupes, the list goes on.

Damian Calcagne Band

"Damian Calcagne’s songs have a knack for sounding like overheard conversations – your closest friend sharing their thoughts; your conscience laying it all out in your head. In the meantime, his keyboard playing is a sheer treat to listen to – Calcagne works through a massive palette of sounds... You want to hear a modern-day master working a B-3? Put an ear to this, boys and girls....- Brian Robbins, Relix Magazine!

The engine room that drives the DCB is comprised of long-time friends, Paul Kuzik on bass, and Ned Stroh on drums. Delivering the evening’s peaks and flourishes on guitar is Dave O’Donnell whose voltage channels the great influences of George Harrison, BIll Frisell and Doc Watson. Damian plays a modded Hammond B3, Clavinet & Wurlitzer EP, that while mostly pure and true to the greatest tones on earth, have the ability to deconstruct history. As a result, DCB tills a field of roots totally their own.

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Tigerman

Not so long ago in a basement not that far away, in the deepest darkest depths of New Jersey, Tigerman was born. The band is a highly improvised, mostly instrumental product of the diverse musical backgrounds of its members who met while studying music at William Paterson University. Consisting of Adam Carelli on Sax and Midi Wind, Jay Gogel on Keys, Kurt Althoff on Guitar, Joe Stracquatanio on Bass, and Rory Burns on Drums. These five musicians possess the musical strength, speed, agility and ferocity of a tiger in it’s most primal state. Tigerman's sound blends elements of funk, jazz, rock, and the bizarre into a unique blend of groovy jams and epic aural journeys.


 Mike Frank & Friends

Mike Frank & Friends is a NJ/PA-based JamRock band that incorporates a diverse blend of styles & and an affinity for improvisation to create a unique and exciting musical experience. Mike Frank’s lyrics spotlight a fresh perspective on seemingly small, yet significant moments in life while the band’s explosive and rhythm-driven presence takes you by the hand and leads you into a familiar dance. Taking inspiration from all the classic jam bands, Mike Frank & Friends take listeners on a new musical journey with each performance.

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 STREET TEAM

Street Team is a group of School of Rock Chatham student performers who participate in an additional weekly rehearsal led by Music Director, Art Lima, working to perfect an array of classic to current rock songs, performing as a band on local stages and at festivals, fundraisers, and events.
 

Joe Stuby and Rocking Horse

PsycheFunkaBluesedelic Rock n Roll is the phrase that best describes the hard hitting and soulful music of Joe Stuby & Rocking Horse, one of NJ's most exciting live bands. Joe Stuby is the guitarist and lead vocalist and he is backed by the formidable rhythm section of Andy Janowiak on drums, Donna MacPherson on Bass and Bill Tortoriello on keyboards.  If you like Hendrix, Funkadelic, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sly Stone and the like, then this is a band for you!!

Ten Foot Tall

Start in New York, travel up the mountains and check out the view, go to Chicago, then glide down the Mississippi and flop in new Orleans. Funk in our feet, Blues in our Gut, Jazz in our heart and Love on our mind. Whether it’s solo acoustic guitar fingerpicking or more jazzy electrified excursions TFT paints colorful scenes and creates moods evocative of the American landscape.

2014 Local & Legend Schedule 

Chathan School of Rock

Agent Moosehead

Tigerman

Damian Calcagne Band

Joe Stuby  & Rocking Horse Band

Nona Hendryx

Mike Frank & Friends

Ten Foot Tall

Bernie Worrell Orchestra (w/Special Guests: Steve Kimock & Camille Armstrong)


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View Highlights from previous years' Festivals

 

Check out videos above from last year's music festival, held at Unionville Vineyards. Highlights include special guest Felicia Collins performing with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, 2 unique surprises for our headliner, Bernie Worrell, performances by featured guest Larry Marshall, performances from Joe Stuby and Rocking Horse, and more videos of our live performers. Check back for more videos, and visit/subscribe to our YouTube channel for automatic video updates.