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This Weekend: Brubeck Brothers, Sabor Brasil, Greg Abate & Peter Hand at Jazz Forum!

This Weekend: Brubeck Brothers, Sabor Brasil, Greg Abate & Peter Hand at Jazz Forum!
1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-1000
http://jazzforumarts.org/tickets
This Weekend!
Friday & Saturday   May 18 & 19   7 & 9:30 pm
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half-century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet. They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. The Quartet’s last cd, LifeTimes was a hit on the Jazz Week radio chart where it made the Top Ten list as one of the most played jazz recordings of the year. 

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Brazilian Music Sunday   May 20   4 & 6 pm
Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil
Feat. Vanderlei Pereira, drums
Vocalist, pianist, percussionist, composer and arranger Susan Pereira, a New York native, has been one of the most versatile musicians on that city’s Brazilian music scene since 1983.  Fluent in Portuguese and French, she is a singer who blends a silky, rich tone with superior vocal technique. Sabor Brasil has established itself as one of the most popular Brazilian ensembles in the New York area by fusing traditional Brazilian styles with contemporary jazz. Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil regularly thrill audiences with their dynamic performances that draw upon influences ranging from hot samba to cool bossa nova, from the elegance of chorinho to the exotic rhythms of Bahia and modern Brazilian jazz.

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Sunday Evening Jazz   May 20   8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm

Greg Abate/Peter Hand Quartet
Greg Abate is a saxophonist, flutist
and composer who has over 17 recordings. Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra, tenor sax with the Artie Shaw Orchestra and has since performed at Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. Peter Hand is a guitarist, composer and arranger who has led his own jazz combos and big band. He has performed with and written for many top artists and bands including Carmen Lundy, Jon Lucien, Claudio Roditi, Lee Konitz, George Coleman, Houston Person, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Charleston Jazz Orchestra and Munich Modern Jazz Orchestra. See the Greg Abate/Peter Hand Quartet featuring Greg Abate, alto sax, Peter Hand, guitarist, Santi DeBriano, bass and Steve Johns, drums. 

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Next Weekend!
Friday & Saturday   May 25 & 26   7 & 9:30 pm
Freddie Hendrix Quintet
Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in-demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond.
Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native's skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. See the Freddie Hendrix Quintet on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May, 26th at 7 & 9:30 pm at the Jazz Forum!

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Brazilian Music Sunday   May 27   4 & 6 pm
Livio Almeida Quartet
Feat. Klaus Mueller, Eduardo Belo and Portinho
Lívio Almeida is a saxophone player
and composer from Brazil. He has shared the stage with world-class musicians such as the Grammy-winning ensemble the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Birdland Bigband, Mike Holober, Adam O’Farril, Zack O’Farrill, Arturo O’Farrill, Boris Koslov, Ari Hoenig, Cidinho Teixeira, Helio Alves, Jon Gordon, Nelson Angelo and many more. 

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Sunday Evening Jazz   May 27   8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm

Wolff & Clark Expedition
The Wolff & Clark Expedition is co-led by pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark. Both have backgrounds performing and recording in the bands of the premiere jazz musicians of their time. Michael Wolff was a member of the bands of Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Jean Luc Ponty, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and singer Nancy Wilson, among many others. As musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show, Wolff performed with artists ranging from
Yo Yo MA to Grandmaster Flash, and with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea as well. Mike Clark created his own innovative style of drumming as a member of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters Band, and has gone on to be a leader of the Headhunters himself. Clark has performed and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison, Chet Baker, Christian McBride, Eddie Henderson, Nicholas Payton, Lenny White, and countless others.

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June 1 - June 3
Friday & Saturday   June 1 & 2   7 & 9:30 pm

Randy Brecker Quintet
Feat. Ada Rovatti
Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. Saxophonist Ada Rovatti has performed with an impressive and diverse list of artists and bands including: Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Miroslav Vitous, John McLaughlin, James Moody, Anne Ducros, Bob Mintzer, Victor Bailey, Joanne Brackeen, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Heath Patti Austin and many others. 

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Brazilian Music Sunday   June 3   4 & 6 pm

Freddie Bryant Quartet
The guitarist Kenny Burrell wrote, "Freddie Bryant is a brilliant young guitarist and composer." Freddie Bryant is a versatile musician skilled in both jazz and classical music. He has played with Ralph Moore, David Sanchez, Chris Potter, Don Braden, Mark Turner, Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Scott Wendholt, Renee Rosnes, Jonny King, Larry Goldings, Edward Simon and Edsel Gomez along with many others.

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Sunday Evening Jazz   June 3   8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm

Neal Smith Quartet
Born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Neal Smith has been playing drums since the age of five. Neal continued his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Performance, the first African-American to earn a degree in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory. Neal has performed with internationally recognized artists including Tom Harrell, Anita Baker, John Hicks, Monty Alexander, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Fortune, Jimmy Owens, Eddie Harris, Isaac Hayes, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson and many more. See the Neal Smith Quartet featuring Neal Smith, drums, Billy Pierce, sax and Buster Williams, bass at the Jazz Forum!

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Monthly Open Jam Session
NEXT SESSION:
Sunday, June 10th
8-10 pm
Come and play with professional, avocational and student musicians. If you just want to hear who's coming up on the scene, come swing by!   Led by pianist David Janeway Trio feat. Frank Tate, bass and Chuck Zeuren, drums.

$10 to listen or $5 to play
Tickets available at the door
Art Gallery
The Jazz Forum show, with works by Zoe Denahy, Jane Kang Lawrence, Selene Smerling and Beth Sutherland, runs from April 13th to July 15th. The gallery is open during weekend club hours and by appointment.
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