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This Weekend: Donald Harrison at the Jazz Forum!

This Weekend: Donald Harrison at the Jazz Forum!
1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-1000
This Weekend!
Friday & Saturday   June 22 & 23   7 & 9:30 pm

Donald Harrison Quartet
Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison is a New Orleans-born traditionalist, a modern jazz trendsetter, a former member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a nurturer of young talent, a composer and a bandleader. A kind of Crescent City Renaissance man, Harrison has performed with numerous jazz legends, including Dr. John, Digable Planets, Lena Horne, and Miles Davis.


Brazilian Music Sunday   June 24   4 & 6 pm

Carlos Dias Brazilian Quartet
The Brazilian-born, Manhattan-based singer, actor, and model Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil’s highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer, and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. As a producer and singer-songwriter, Carlos has released the CD “This is The Time”, of original dance tracks. He has also been performing and co-writing for “Brazilian Music Soul”, a nu-jazz band based in New York City, along with vocalist, Vanessa Falabella. 


Sunday Evening Jazz   June 24  8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm

Roland Vazquez Quintet
Throughout his 20 years performing in NYC, composer and drummer Roland Vazquez has developed a "funky-salsa-bebop" style with unique compositions for quintet, octet and big band. As a member of Clare Fischer's band "Salsa Picante", Vasquez played on the group's Grammy-winning "Salsa Picante 2+2.” As jazz faculty at Manhattan School of Music and the University of Michigan, he taught ensembles, jazz composition, and "Music of the Afro Latin Diaspora". Roland also received a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music to record "The Visitor" (2009) featuring his all-star NYC jazz orchestra.


Next Weekend!
Friday & Saturday   June 29 & 30   7 & 9:30 pm

Bill Charlap Trio
Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. In 2000, he was signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. He is known for his interpretations of American popular song. In 2016, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern, was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album. In April, the Bill Charlap Trio released, Notes from New York, their debut recording for the Impulse label. 


Brazilian Music Sunday   July 1   4 pm

Flavio Lira Group: CD Release Event
Hailing from Brazil, bassist Flavio Lira has never been restricted by one musical style. Since the beginning of his career, he has performed with groups ranging from Popular Samba to Classical Chamber Music. Now in New York, Flavio Lira is able to fully employ his versatility as a musician, collaborating with different artists and performing in prestigious venues such as the Blue Note. As part of his most recent project, Flavio Lira is releasing the album Coffee Gold Sugar Cane, a rhythmic fusion of Brazilian grooves, Cuban clave, Colombian folkloric and jazzy chords.


Sunday Evening Jazz   July 1  6 pm

Jaime Baum Quintet
Flutist/composer/recording artist/clinician, Jamie Baum, has toured the US, and over 30 countries performing at major festivals and concert halls including The North Sea Jazz Festival, Guimaraes Jazz Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival, Bermuda, Edinburgh, Friehoffer, Winter JazzFest and JVC Festivals. She has performed with artists as renown and diverse as George Russell, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Mick Goodrick, Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron to Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, Leni Stern, Jane Bunnett, David Binney, V.M Bhatt, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith.


Monthly Open Jam Session
July 1st
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
July 6 - July 8
Friday & Saturday   June 6 & 7   7 & 9:30 pm

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet + Judi Silvano
Joe Lovano is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger. Down Beat magazine has twice named him Jazz Artist of the Year, and he scored a prestigious trifecta in 1998: nominations for Musician of the Year, Improviser of the Year, and Best Tenor Saxophonist in the New York Jazz Awards. He also topped both the Down Beat readers and critics polls as Tenor Player of the Year in 2000. Lovano has several albums as a leader and has appeared on dozens of other recordings. Lovano has collaborated with many legendary musicians, including McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Jim Hall, and Paul Motian. Judi Silvano is a singer and composer who has released 14 music recordings on Blue Note, Soul Note/ Black Saint, Zoho, Jazzed Media and JSL Record labels to critical acclaim. She has played and/or recorded with such artists as Kenny Werner, Jim Pepper, Bill Frisell, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow, Paul Motian, Tim Hagans, Vic Juris, John Abercrombie, James Emery, Victor Lewis, Warren Smith, Newman Taylor Baker, Wynton Marsalis, Gunther Schuller, Manny Albam, and Michael Abene among others. See the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet + Judi Silvano on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at 7 & 9 PM both nights at the Jazz Forum!


Brazilian Music Sunday   July 8   4 pm

Claudio Roditi Quartet
Brazilian jazz trumpeter Claudio Roditi came to the U.S. to study at the Berklee College of Music in 1970 before moving to New York. Roditi has played with Charlie Rouse and Herbie Mann, and in the early '80s, started working regularly with Paquito D'Rivera. The reliable trumpeter has been on many straight-ahead recording sessions, in addition to being a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra. Roditi recorded as a leader for Green Street, Uptown, Candid, and Reservoir, among other labels.


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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