Joye in Aiken Festival Finale


USC Aiken Etherredge Center
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Aiken SC, 29801

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Michael Thurber is a Juilliard-trained bassist known for his incredible versatility in multiple genres and his work as a founding member of Jon Batiste’s house band on The Late Show.    Tessa Lark, his performing partner, is a spectacularly talented fiddler and classical violinist.  Sam Reider is the accordionist/pianist whose group, The Human Hands, were the runaway hit of the Joye of Jazz last March.  Pianist Peter Dugan and his vocalist wife Kara (see Midday Music, above) are the made-in-heaven, Juilliard-trained couple who can do anything from art songs to Broadway.  To be honest, we don’t know exactly what will happen when we put them all on a stage – but we can’t wait to find out.  We’re betting that there will be some pretty spectacular musical fireworks.  

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