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February 17, 2023 to February 17, 2023

Studio Theater







A concert presentation of original poetry by Tim Seibles paired with compositions by bassist Chris Brydge.

Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles is the author of several poetry collections, including One Turn Around the Sun (Etruscan Press, 2017), Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award; Buffalo Head Solos (Cleveland State University Press, 2004); and Body Moves (Corona Press, 1988).

In 2016 Seibles was selected as the poet laureate of Virginia. He has also received the Open Voice Award, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Chris Brydge

Chris is a freelance bassist, educator, composer and band leader who has been performing in and around the greater Tidewater area of Virginia since 1994.

For over 20 years, he has had the pleasure of being a member of the Virginia Symphony Jazz Orchestra, Roy Muth Big Band and Eddie Williams Quartet. You can also find Chris performing with his own ensembles, Left of Center, the Chris Brydge trio/ quartet, Liz Terrell Quartet and as part of the bass and voice duo Liz & Brydge.

Chris has shared the stage with many incredible performers, including: John Abercrombie, Frank Foster, John Goldsby, Carmen Bradford, Karrin Allyson, Rene Marie, Melanie Charles, Alan Parker, Taylor Barnett, John Toomey, Laura Martier, Stephanie Nakasian, Harris Simon, Lorna Luft, Debbie Boone, Shirley Jones, Bernadette Peters and many other international jazz and pop artists.


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