Guitarist John Smedley and bassist Tim Clough Submitted photo

The original and traditional jazz guitar music of John Smedley and bassist Tim Clough will be featured at the Oasis of Music beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Trinity Commons in Lewiston.

Smedley, a physics professor at Bates College, is well-versed in American jazz guitar, displaying influences from Joe Pass to Wes Montgomery to George Benson, with a vast repertoire, including the likes of  John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, as well as many of his own pieces. Clough is a long-time collaborator with Smedley, providing solid support and improvised solos on every number.

The Oasis of Music is a weekly music series of performances of roughly thirty minutes, running from September to May. Admission is free, with donations accepted. The musical genres vary greatly, in largely, but not exclusively, acoustic formats. Trinity Commons is located at 247 Bates St., Lewiston. For more information, call 207-344-3106.

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