Mahalo Jazz

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s will host Mahalo Jazz in concert on March 24 at 3 p.m. The jazz group is a trio of artists from Carrboro, Saxapahaw, and Hillsborough.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & the Arts is pleased to present Mahalo Jazz in concert on March 24 at 3 p.m.

Mahalo Jazz is a trio of fine musicians, Alison Weiner, Robbie Link, and Carter Minor, who play jazz standards and original tunes.

Their name, mahalo, is a Hawaiian word that expresses deep gratitude.

Pianist, Alison Weiner, living in Saxapahaw, is the creator and caretaker of mahaloArts. With degrees in architecture, jazz studies and music composition under her belt, Weiner is joyfully earning her keep as a musician by teaching, performing, composing, and recording.

Carter Minor lives in Carrboro. He is a jazz, blues, gospel, and pop singer who also plays harmonica, bass, and saxophone. He has been a professional musician for over 45 years performing across the country. He is also a music teacher and band director at Cary Christian School and Associate Minister at Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.

Hillsborough’s own, Robbie Link, is the Triangle’s go-to double bass player. His expertise and experience are legendary. He is a much sought after session player, teacher, and collaborator. In the academic world he has taught double bass at East Carolina, UNC/ Chapel Hill, Duke and for 30 years taught bass and cello and coached the young ensembles at the Duke University Pre-Collegiate String School.

The St. Matthew’s Faith and the Arts Series began in 2010 as a result of the church’s desire to be more intentional in their support of the arts and artists; to challenge and deepen faith through exposure to the arts; and to use sacred space as a setting for artistic expression. We are excited that Mahalo Jazz is coming to St. Matthew’s. During Lent, we are called to be thoughtful about the orientation of our spirit and notice how our spirit manifests itself in our lives. The spirit of Mahalo Jazz is a good example of keeping your eyes on the prize, keeping what is important front and center, taking the long view, but also making sure not miss the beauty all around.

Tickets are $10 and are available from the church office and at the door. St. Matthews Episcopal Church is located at 210 St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough. For more information visit www.stmatthewshillsborough.org or email welcome@stmatthewshillsborough.org.