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Jeremy Pelt, Matt King and Claire Daly @ Jazz Forum This Weekend!

Jeremy Pelt, Matt King and Claire Daly @ Jazz Forum This Weekend!
1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-1000
This Weekend! (September 28 - 30)
Friday & Saturday    Sept 28 & 29  |  7 & 9:30 pm

Jeremy Pelt Quintet
"...intense interplay that is reminiscent of Miles, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams in the mid-60s." – Jeff Krow

"Mr. Pelt plays brilliantly, with warmth and depth. He makes each of his nine compositions feel like a personal discovery." – New York Times

Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Cliff Barbaro, Keter Betts, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Foster, Winard Harper, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, John Hicks, Charli Persip and Ralph Peterson, to name a few. Pelt frequently performs in such notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band. As a leader, Pelt has recorded ten albums and has toured globally with his various ensembles, appearing at many major jazz festivals and concert venues. Pelt's recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been voted Rising Star on the trumpet five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalists Association. Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, "Make Noise!"


Brazilian Music Sunday  Sept 30  |  4 pm

Matt King's "Monk in Brazil"
“Monk’s music is timeless. The great pianist Matt King has shown how fresh Thelonious’s music still is with his creative Brazilian arrangements of these classics.  Matt has definitely turned a Brilliant Corner with this project.” – Dave Stryker

“A brilliant triumph, melding the wittiness of Thelonious Monk’s melodies and the infectiousness of Brazilian rhythms.  If you love Monk and Brazilian music, get ready to party!” – Rufus Reid

Matt King is a pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer based in the NYC area. His latest recording as a leader, "Monk In Brazil", features the iconic compositions of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, arranged by King in various Brazilian genres. See Matt King's Monk in Brazil feat. Anton Denner, reeds, Itaiguara Brandao, bass and Maurício Zottarelli, drums at the Jazz Forum!


Sunday Evening Jazz  Sept 30  |  6 pm

Claire Daly Quintet
“… the most lyrical baritonist performing.” – AllAboutJazz.com

After attending the Berklee College of Music, baritone saxophonist Claire Daly began an education of another kind — making a living as a musician. Her career has included anchoring the sax section in the Diva Big Band for 7 yrs, freelancing in New York doing every imaginable kind of gig, recording 5 CDs with the brilliant composer/pianist Joel Forrester and their band “People Like Us”, as well as two CDs as leader on Koch Jazz, and a new release of her own called “Heaven Help Us All.” She has backed up Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney among many others, being an in-demand baritonist in every style of music. Four-time winner of the Downbeat Critic’s Poll “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” and winner of the Jazz Journalists Association “Baritone Sax of the Year ’05” category, Claire travels worldwide, playing in as many situations as possible. See the Claire Daly Quintet feat. Claire Daly, bari sax, flute, Marcus McLaurine, bass, Jerome Harris, guitar, Peter Grant, drums, and Steve Hudson, piano. 


(Next Weekend) October 5 - 7
Friday & Saturday    Oct 5 & 6  |  7 & 9:30 pm

Gerry Mulligan Tribute
An all-star quintet of Gerry Mulligan alumni pay musical tribute to the late baritone saxophone master. Jazz Forum Arts was privileged to have presented the Gerry Mulligan Quartet twice in concert at the nearby Tarrytown Music Hall. This alumni quintet will feature Scott Robinson (sax), Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn), Bill Mays (piano), Dean Johnson (bass) and Ron Vincent (drums).


Brazilian Music Sunday  Oct 7  |  4 pm

Liz Rosa Group
feat. Roni Ben-Hur
Liz began her musical career in 2002 at the age of sixteen, she was born in Natal and after establishing her presence in the northeast of Brazil, she moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2007 where she lived for 10 years and has captured the attention of listeners and critics worldwide with her interpretation of the classic Brazilian songbook.

In 2012 celebrating 10 years in the professional music field, Liz recorded her debut album "LIZ ROSA". Liz’s influence of several Brazilian rhythms including baião and samba and American jazz work perfectly with the samba-jazz flavor presented throughout the album. The result transcends musical boundaries while still featuring a sophisticated, swinging Brazilian jazz atmosphere with lean and inspired arrangements by  Ricardo Silveira.

After establishing her presence in Brazil and Europe, Liz Rosa moved to New York City in 2017 to pursue the next levels of her musical development.

Liz has performed at many respected venues and festivals around the world such as the Blue Note Rio, Festival de Jazz de Punta del Este, Rigas Ritmi Festival, The Lyric Theatre (Toronto, Canada), Jazzahead (Bremen, Germany), Mezzrow (New York, USA) and at NYC’s Birdland. Liz has also performed with well-known Brazilian artists including João Bosco, João Donato and Roberto Menescal. Liz will collaborate with guitarist Roni Ben-Hur in a quartet setting at Jazz Forum.


Sunday Evening Jazz  Oct 7  |  6 pm

Judy Niemack Quartet
feat. Jim McNeely, Doug Weiss, Leon Parker
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Judy gained her early experience singing in her church choir. She first heard Jazz through her mother’s Nancy Wilson records, and discovered that she could easily sing harmonies when she and her sister sang background vocals behind her brother, who played guitar and sang lead.

Judy studied classical singing and was encouraged to make it her focus, but the turning point in her young career was when she met the great tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh.

Starting in the late 1970s, Judy became a talented composer and a lyricist who wrote words to such pieces as Clifford Brown’s “Daahoud,” Thelonious Monk’s “Misterioso,” Bill Evans’ “Interplay,” Richie Powell’s “Time” and Duke Jordan’s “Jordu,” and songs by Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon, Gigi Gryce, Kenny Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Bob Brookmeyer, Richie Beirach, Don Grolnick, Steve Slagle, Mike Stern, Johnny Griffin and many others. One of the driving forces behind her writing is the desire to have lyrics that are more modern and relevant than many that are part of the famous but overly familiar songs of the 1930s and ‘40s. Judy Niemack will visit from her home in Germany to perform at the Jazz Forum with Jim McNeely, piano, Doug Weiss, bass and Leon Parker, drums.


Monthly Open Jam Session
Sunday, October 7th
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 and his Trio.

$10 to listen or $5 to play
Tickets available at the door
October 12 - 14
Friday & Saturday    Oct 12 & 13  |  7 & 9:30 pm

Louis Hayes Quartet
Louis Hayes is considered by many as one of the chief architects of modern jazz drumming. After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's, Louis found himself, at age18, in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces Of Silver would introduce him to the Jazz world. Since then, his career led him to join several of the greatest jazz players, including Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Harold Mabern and Frank Strozier, John Coltrane, & Thelonious Monk. His current endeavor is a project entitled "Serenade for Horace" which is a tribute to his friend and mentor, Horace Silver, and is Louis Hayes’s debut as a leader on Blue Note Records. Louis Hayes Quartet will feature Abraham Burton, sax, David Bryant, piano and Dezron Douglas, bass.


Brazilian Music Sunday  Oct 14  |  4 pm

Laura Dreyer Quartet
Saxophonist, woodwind artist, and composer Laura Dreyer is a vibrant, creative voice in the New York Jazz scene. Her catchy original compositions combine lyrical melodies with Jazz and Brazilian rhythms, resulting in an exciting, contemporary palette of sound with a strong rhythmic twist. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura has performed with noted musicians including Dom Salvador,  Antonio Adolfo, Marcos Silva, Dr. Billy Taylor, Walter Bishop Jr., Mel Lewis, Robert Palmer, Nnenna Freelon, Lea Delaria,  Leny Andrade, Portinho, and Helcio Milito. Laura Dreyer Quartet will feature Klaus Mueller, piano, Itaiguara Brandao, bass and Graciliano Zambonin, drums.


Sunday Evening Jazz  Oct 14  |  6 pm

Alan Broadbent Trio
feat. Harvie S and Billy Mintz
Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and by the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman’s band as his pianist and arranger, an association that lasted for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles and was soon invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, and also worked with David Rose and Johnny Mandel. Later, Broadbent became a member of Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, touring the festivals of Europe, the UK and the USA. It was while with this group that he won his second Grammy, an orchestral accompaniment written for Shirley Horn of Leonard Bernstein’s “Lonely Town”. As a soloist and with his jazz trio, Broadbent has been nominated for Grammys twice for best instrumental performance. In 2007 he was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, an honor he holds in high regard. It has been his lifelong goal, through his orchestral arrangements and jazz improvisations, to discover, in popular music and standard songs, deeper feelings of communication and love.


Art Gallery
The Jazz Forum show features works by Zoe Denahy, Jane Kang Lawrence, Selene Smerling and Beth Sutherland. The gallery is open during weekend club hours and by appointment.
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