Third Thursdays on Tybee

Tybee’s very 1st “THIRD THURSDAYS” Outdoor Concert on the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout will take place on Feb. 18th, 2010, 4:30pm – 5:30pm featuring The Viguba Trio performing a mixture of jazz, tango, classical, and pop music, arranged for violin, guitar, and bass! Tremendous performers, all!

In case of bad weather, concert will take place inside, at Spanky’s Restaurant on Strand Avenue.



Ricardo Ochoa, violin – Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Ochoa moved to the USA and pursued a music degree at Queens College, NY, and also studied at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. A former member of the Savannah Symphony, he performs frequently in the area, and is the Operations Manager of the Savannah Music Festival. In addition, Mr. Ochoa heads New Arts Ensembles, which provides music for many events each year:

Bruce Spradley, guitar – Bruce Spradley is a Savannah native who has performed with all the great jazz musicians in the area, as well as with the Savannah Symphony. He has taught music in Chatham County Public Schools for a number of years. He received his undergraduate degree in music from Armstrong, and completed a Master’s in music at Troy University in Alabama. Bruce is an outstanding composer and arranger, and has written all of the arrangements for the trio.

Peter Berquist, bass – Peter Berquist has lived on Tybee Island for ten years, and is now in his ninth season as principal bass of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. He also performs regularly with the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and several smaller jazz ensembles. Peter began musical studies at the age of 9 on the cello, and switched to bass at 12. He received a degree in musical performance from the Eastman School of Music in 1978. Prior to moving to Tybee, Peter performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Savannah Symphony, and was a member of the U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C for eight years.

February’s concert is the 1st of three produced by the Tybee Island Better Hometown Initiative to encourage the arts on the island. Rain location is Spanky’s Beachside.

The next presentation takes place on March 18th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the lot at Tybee Oaks next to Hucapoos and features gifted singer/songwriter Lauren LaPointe. Then on April 15th, another local performer takes the stage to finish out the series as Lacey Caldwell performs at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

Come out and support live music in the Business Corridors on Tybee. For more information call 912-786-4573, ext. 123

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