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58 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 1 - August 7, 1997 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Steppin Nick Wayne Trio keeps the beat at local venues Wonder or the Carpenters. Or you may hear ballads from Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Wayne said it all depends on what type of mood the guys are in. Wayne began playing as a soloist at the Potpourri Restaurant and Lounge in Rehoboth Beach about 13 years ago, he said, where he often shared the stage with local jazz legend Larry "Scotty" Scott. Meanwhile, he also played with Doughten at Dover establish- ments including The Nuts and Plaza 9 during the winter. During that time, Wayne also performed stints in Atlantic City, but always returned to the beach. Currently, you can catch Nick Wayne as a solo artist on piano at the Potpourri Restaurant and Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights, and you can see the trio in action at Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restaurant on Christian Street in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. You can also see the guys perform at frequent gigs at Savannah's Restaurant on Wilm- ington Avenue. Be on the lookout for a Nick Wayne Trio CD, which is as yet untitled, to be out in the near future. The disc will include at least three originals. In other local entertainment news...Local rocker Ed Shockley will introduce his new CD, "vinyl shockley," at Irish Eyes at Anglers in Lewes on Friday, Aug. 1. Shockley, who lives in New York, is a former member of the By Jen Ellingsworth "Three guys having a lot of fun" is how frontman and keyboardist Nick Wayne describes the Nick Wayne Trio. "We try not to play above every- body's head," said Wayne. "We try to stay with the tried and true, with some contemporary. But the material has to lend itself to our style." Chances are, you'll never see the same show twice when you watch the Nick Wayne Trio. It's that spontaneous and unpre- dictable flavor that has brought locals and visitors alike back again and again to see the act for the past 15 years. Wayne, a musician since the age of six, said he and seasoned saxo- phonist John Doughten have played together on and off for quite some time and have an uncanny ability to read each oth- er's minds when it comes to per- forming. 'Tve been playing with John for so long, he almost knows what I'm going to do next before I do it," said Wayne. Doughten and Wayne are joined by drummer Joe Mongillo, a resi- dent of Wilmington and BroadkiU Beach. It's not only a wealth of talent that the three men bring to the band, but a chemistry that enables them to really enjoy them- selves while entertaining. At any given time, listeners can be treated to material from artists such as Roberta Flack, Stevie Kerry Kester photo The Nick Wayne Trio is appearing regularly in the Cape Region. Often on Sunday nights at Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restaurant, the band revs up with jazz, swings with the occasional big band hit, then revels with old favorites by composers such as Cole Porter or the Gersh- wins. The Nick Wayne Trio also sways with classic jazz sounds when it plays at Savannah's on Thursday nights. Shown at Sydney's (l-r) are Nick Wayne, Joe Mongillo and John Doughten. either wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album. For information about the CD release party at Irish Eyes at Anglers, call 645-6888. You may think a lineup includ- ing Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet would be a hard act to fol- low, but the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach is apparently up for the challenge. Upcoming this week as featured entertainment at the popular venue are The Almighty Senators on Fri- day, Aug. I, and Flip Like Wilson I popular band Jack of Diamonds and current member of the Fun- sters. He said his new CD includes orig- inal material that he's stockpiled over the years. He describes his latest effort as music with SHOCKLEY "roots in R & B and country equally." Shockley opening for Nebulous on Satur- day, Aug. 2. Mondays this sum- mer, you'll find the Fabulous Greaseband in the spotlight at the Bottle & Cork. Also coming up for the rest of the summer is an all-ages concert featuring Mr. Greengenes, Mango Soles, The Vibe and more (pro- ceeds benefit the Dewey Beach town hall/police station expan- sion) on Sunday, Aug. 10; Joan Jett on Thursday, Aug. 14, and Matchbox 20 on Saturday, Aug. Continued on page 59 Exhibit of Price's jazz, other paintings opens at Framehouse By Dennis Forney When Doris Davis Price was growing up along the shores of Indian River, the sounds of jazz musicians playing at the Rosedale Beach dance hall beckoned her from her home on summer nights. Built over the river, the dance floor boards and the water beneath amplified and radiated the songs of the musicians and the pounding rhythm of the drums and dancing couples. "My uncle, Noah Harmon, owned the land that eventually became Rosedale. The first jazz singer I remember seeing was Ella Fitzgerald. Then there was Count Basic, Duke Ellington and so many other. I've loved jazz ever since that time." That love manifests itself amply in the colorful and lively jazz- inspired paintings that Price is showing in an exhibit that opens Friday, Aug. 1 at Framehouse Gallery on Rt. 9 west of Lewes. There's so much color and motion in her oil and pastel renderings of jazz musicians that sounds can't help but fill the viewer's head. "I try to capture a sense of movement, mainly by the stance of the musicians, and through that form give a sense of the great ani- marion of the players," said Price this week as she began setting up the show. Examples of Price's "rock wall" paintings as well as etchings will be among the 20 or so pieces on display. "The rock wall pieces involve acrylic paint mixed with sand on a variety of surfaces. They're like ancient times when drawings were done on the walls of eaves - modem images from yesteryear." The Millsboro native and resi- dent left the area for 45 years to live with her husband, primarily in Continued on page 61 Doris Price stands alongside one of her jazz.inspired paintings, on display now at Frame- house Gallery.