The Rites of Swing March 20th, Tuesday, Jazz at the Windward Cafe Noon to 1:00pm

Performance Arts@UNE

This group is lead by vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Tom Whitehead. The ensemble also features Michael Arciero on guitar, Kris Day on upright bass and Don Whitney on drums. The sound evokes the smooth, acoustic feeling of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz style, but with a distinctly American flavor of vocal standards from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Whitehead sings in a mature, improvisory style that is greatly complimented by Arciero’s dynamic and virtuosic lead guitar playing. Day and Whitney provide a seamless and effortless rhythmic foundation that swings hard, but is never overbearing. This group sails along like a Clipper Ship of a bygone era - smooth, elegant, powerful and a real joy to listen and dance to. 


arts@UNE and the Department of Arts


Stephen Burt

(207) 602-2193

The Rites of Spring
12:00 PM

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public