Gazette Entertainment Section

Wednesday, April 11, 2001


Great Scot!


Pianist Dave Wiesler combines elements of jazz with traces of Scottish music to create a danceable sound all his own.


Wiesler's new recording, "Cracks and Shadows," explores what the artist calls "the crossroads where traditional improvisational folk elements and classical forms meet."


And to celebrate the CD's release, he'll perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Institute of Musical Traditions at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road in Silver Spring.


Wiesler is best known as a performer at folk dances, and his music inspires toe-tapping.

Joining him onstage for the evening will be Karen Ashbrook on hammered dulcimer, Susan Brandt on flute, Ralph Gordon on bass, Andrea Hoag on violin and Paul Oorts on guitar and other fretted instruments.


Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Call 301-263-0600 for more information.