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Forever Ray, Ray Charles Tribute Band This Weekend at Jazz Forum!

Forever Ray, Ray Charles Tribute Band This Weekend at Jazz Forum!

1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-1000


Forever Ray!
Ray Charles Tribute Band

Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. Members of Forever Ray have performed or recorded with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Prince, 
Stevie Wonder, and Christina Aguilera to name a few. Unchain My Heart!

Friday Oct. 27th & Saturday Oct. 28th
7pm & 9pm shows


Toninho Horta & Ronnie Cuber
Bill O’Connell, Mark Egan, Danny & Beth Gottlieb

Brazilian Guitar Legend, Toninho Horta makes a rare stateside appearance, joined by bari sax master Ronnie Cuber, pianist Bill O’Connell, bassist Mark Egan, drummer Danny Gottlieb and percussionist Beth Gottlieb. Toninho Horta comes from the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, the same place which gave us Milton Nascimento. Some of the most notable songs recorded by Nascimento are Horta’s compositions, including “Beijo Partido” on Nascimento’s album “Minas”. Don’t miss this one!


Friday Nov. 3rd & Saturday Nov. 4th
7pm & 9pm shows


Theo Croker Quartet

Trumpeter Theo Croker has spent his professional career
travelling around the world (all the way to Shanghai, China) learning about the different elements and colors in Jazz. He’s a student of Donald Byrd, who has celebrated his unique ability and understanding of music. He’s worked closely with vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, who produced and played on his record, as well as Roy Hargrove, Stefon Harris, and Dave Gilmore. His blend of musical genres such as Jazz, Funk, R&B among other genres has greatly contributed to the effort of musicians to expand their craft. 

Friday Nov. 10th & Saturday Nov. 11th
7pm & 9pm shows


Brazilian Music Sundays!

Abelita Mateus Quartet


Abelita recorded the “Vivenda” project with the wonderful Romero Lubambo on guitar, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Itaiguara Brandão on bass, Portinho on drums, Adriano Santos on drums and Phillip Gillette on percussion.

She is also currently the pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, directed by Dizzy Gillespie alumnus John Lee. She has been performed recently at international venues including the Blue Note New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Luna Classics and Musig Am Zurisee Jazz Festivals in Switzerland, as well as various venues in São Paulo, Brazil. In the New York area, Abelita has been playing with world class musicians such as John Lee, Claudio Roditi, Tommy Campbell, Sharel Cassity, Paquito D’Rivera, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Peter Slavov, Alex Kautz, Matt Marantz,  among others. This Sunday at the Jazz Forum, Abelita will feature Graciliano Zambonim- drums, Flavio Lira- bass and Phillip Gillette- percussion.


Sunday, Oct. 29th
4pm & 6pm shows


Rogerio Souza Quartet

Rogerio Souza is an award-winning traditional Brazilian guitarist, composer, arranger, and teacher. He has recorded with other top Brazilian artists such as Baden Powell, Sivuca, and the Choro-group Época De Ouro. He has performed at prestigious venues around the world, including the Festival Villa Lobos in Brazil, the International Jazz Festival in Denmark, and the Stadgarden Festival in Germany.

Sunday, Nov. 5th
4pm & 6pm shows


Monika Oliveiras & The Brazilians


Monika Oliveira is a fresh and exciting vocal presence on the New York – Brazilian music scene today. This singer/songwriter was born in Belém/Pará and raised in Rio de Janeiro. She has been living and performing around New York City for over ten years. She combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage and her love of Jazz into a sultry variation on both – Brazilian Jazz that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate. Monika’s voice enchants and entrances through her innate rhythmic feel and phrasing. Her musical experience extends from Jazz Festivals to Clubs, TV, Film, Radio and Broadway.


Sunday, Nov. 12th
4pm & 6pm shows


NEW! Open Jam Session
First Sunday of the month, 8pm-11pm
Next sessions: Nov. 5, Dec. 3

We’re pleased to begin a new monthly Open Jam Session at the Jazz Forum!  Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy and it will be $10 to listen or $5 to play with the house band- the David Janeway Trio feat. Frank Tate on bass and Chuck Zeuren on drums. Come swing by!

Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown – Presenting Sponsor

Special Event! Jazz at the Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown

Mark Morganelli
& the Jazz Forum All-Stars

Mark Morganelli is a seasoned trumpeter, flugelhornist and producer.  He leads his Jazz Forum All-Stars, performing every Wednesday evening in the acclaimed Equus Restaurant at the Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown. Please call (914) 631-1980 for more information and reservations to dine at the Equus Restaurant during Morganelli’s performances with his trio featuring Roni Ben-Hur on guitar and Cameron Brown on bass. Guitarist Paul Meyers and Bassist Itaiguara Brandao will perform with the group tonight, Oct. 25.  Nov. 1 & 8 will also feature a special Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Menu ($32.95 Three-Course Dinner).
If you’ve never seen Morganelli perform with his trio, you won’t want to miss these lovely evenings of jazz standards and the finest Brazilian music.

Wednesdays through December 20th
6:30 to 9:00 pm

Equus Restaurant
Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue Tarrytown, NY
Information & Reservations: (914) 631-1980

Restaurant Website

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