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Happy Hour Music Quarantalk with Richard, Geoff, and Rob Saunders

April 30, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour Music QuaranTalk with Canada Lake’s award-winning musicians and SAUNDERSFEST Co-founders Richard, Geoff, and Rob Saunders!

About this Event

You’re invited to a live virtual Happy Hour Music QuaranTalk!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – LIVE at 5:15 – 6:00 pm EST


Special Guests:

Richard Saunders, vocal (CLMF ’16-’20)

Geoff Saunders, bass (CLMF ’16-’20)

Rob Saunders, mandolin(CLMF ’16-’20)

Moderated by Kyle Price, Artistic & Executive Director of Caroga Arts


Please click here to RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an invitation link via email.


Happy Hour Music QuaranTalk offers a fun opportunity to get to know our CLMF Artists and learn more about music and performance. Talks may include discussions on the life of an artist, musical works, music history, and more. Join us for an interactive musical talk and enjoy from your home with a glass of wine or your favorite drink!


QuaranTalks are open to the public and welcome all ages.

Donations to our virtual tip jar will be appreciated to support our special guests and Caroga Arts.


Richard Saunders

Singer Richard Saunders is a member of new duo band Refs whose music can be heard on Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro ad. As a founding member of the vocal pop trio Thirdstory, singer Richard Saunders has toured as an opener for Tori Kelly’s Unbreakable Tour in 2016 and as a member of Chance the Rapper’s band on his Be Encouraged Tour in 2017. Richard graduated from New England Conservatory and has roots to Canada Lake.

Geoff Saunders

Grammy Award winning bassist Geoffrey Saunders is a versatile performer and composer who is experienced in a wide range of styles and genres. Originally from Simsbury, CT, Geoff received degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM, Jazz Bass Performance) and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami (MM, Jazz Pedagogy). He received his DMA in Jazz Studies at the Frost School in 2017, where he was a Teaching Assistant and member of the award-winning Concert Jazz Band.While at Frost, Geoff was a fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute where he worked closely and performed with such notable artists as Mark O’Connor, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Gloria Estefan, Steve Miller, Larry Rosen, Phil Ramone, Dave Grusin, Terence Blanchard, and James Newton Howard.

Robert Saunders

Robert has been playing folk and country music for over 15 years all across the eastern seaboard. A multi-instrumentalist, he and his ever growing family of like-minded classic music lovers perform tunes spanning the extensive American Songbook, from old-timey to modern country. Robert has performed most recently as a classical musician at the Adrien Arsht center, in the pop country Liddy Clark Band at the 99.9 FM Big Chili Cookoff, and as a featured artist in the Windsor Folk Family at the New World Center on Miami Beach.

In a new musical endeavor, Robert Clark and the Drifters perform a mix of classic, modern, and original bluegrass and country music. The Drifters are comprised of an ever-changing lineup of professional entertainers from South Florida and beyond. Each new roster brings a fresh perspective to otherwise traditional music, breathing new life into important music from all across the country.

In addition to musical performance pursuits, Robert is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Miami Frost School of Music seeking a PhD in Music Education. Growing up in a family of highly skilled musicians and educators, he developed his passion for music performance within American Vernacular and classical music and his interest in discovering musical development. Robert wishes to share his love for American music through teaching for understanding and lifelong participation.

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