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Start 2019 with Jazz Masters: Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin and Maucha Adnet @ Jazz Forum This Weekend!

Start 2019 with Jazz Masters: Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin and Maucha Adnet @ Jazz Forum This Weekend!

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

This Weekend (January 4-6)

Friday & Saturday    Jan 4 & 5  |  7 & 9:30 pm

NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin 


Toshiko Akiyoshi and reed virtuoso Lew Tabackin have been leading and performing in top jazz groups since the 1960’s. There are not enough superlatives to describe Toshiko Akiyoshi, a Japanese jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader. She’s received fourteen Grammy Awards and has been awarded a lifetime honor as an NEA Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. Performing for over six decades, Akiyoshi is known for her challenging and full-textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her  homeland. Since her beginnings on the piano at age six, Akiyoshi has become the leader of her world-renowned big band often featuring Lew Tabackin, 

Lew Tabackin is a tenor saxophonist and flutist with astonishing vision.  His electrifying flute playing is virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His distinctive tenor sax style includes the use of wide intervals, abrupt changes of mood and tempo, and purposeful fervor, all in the service of showing the full range of possibilities of his instrument – melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically.

Akiyoshi was the first woman to win Best Arranger and Composer awards in Down Beat magazine’s annual Readers’ Poll.  Tabackin has been voted first place in Swing Journal Readers’ Poll four years in a row for his flute playing brilliance. 



One Band for Two Sets

Jan 6  |  4 & 6 pm

Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves Duo 

The soulful and radiant Brazilian jazz singer Maucha Adnet and her longtime piano duo partner, pianist and composer Helio Alves take the stage this Sunday.  

Rio-native Maucha Adnet’s extraordinary musicianship and musical depth are evoked in her interaction with every musician she plays with, especially Helio Alves. Adnet makes live audiences listen, smile, weep, and laugh with the joy of the sound. “Adnet’s voice is an emotionally powerful instrument capable of firmness or fragility, depending on the situation” (All About Jazz). 

Pianist Helio Alves blends traditional Brazilian with Jazz sounds fluidly and with grace, collaborating with some of the foremost artists in the New York Metropolitan area. He is a top musician on the scene at many New York Jazz clubs, and has received uninterrupted praise throughout his career for his many musical collaborations. He plays Brazilian music with an excitement that draws the crowd into his playing.

Adnet and Alves recently released their debut CD, Milagre, in the musically demanding vocals and piano duo format.  It is the culmination of two great artists working together in a variety of musical contexts over the course of two productive decades,



Monthly Open Jam Session! Sun., Jan. 6 from 8-10pm, hosted by David Janeway Trio (Listeners $10; Participants $5 – at the door)

Next Weekend! (January 11 – 13)

Friday & Saturday    Jan 11 & 12  |  7 & 9:30 pm

Bobby Watson with the Curtis Lundy Trio

Bobby Watson is a master saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator.  For more than three decades Watson has contributed consistently intelligent, sensitive and beautifully constructed music to the modern-day jazz lexicon.  

Curtis Lundy is a renowned double bass player, composer, producer, choir director and arranger.  Lundy is arguably one of the most prolific and in-demand bassists on the modern jazz scene.

Watson’s 1986 release, Love Remains (Red), has been awarded the Penguin Guide to Jazz’ highest rating and has been recognized as a recording that every jazz aficionado should own.  Curtis Lundy’s arrangement of “Walk with Me” was sampled by rapper Kanye West and became the Grammy Award-winning hit, “Jesus Walks”.  




  Jan 13  |  4 & 6 pm

Neal Spitzer & Friends

Neal Spitzer is a full-time musician, composer, educator and sound engineer. He has lived and performed in the New York City area since moving here from Boston to attend the New School for Jazz Performance. He is the son of accomplished concert pianist, Rosalie Spitzer, and was often surrounded by composers and musicians in his home while growing up. Neal studied closely with Ricky Ford and Arnie Lawrence while in school, which led to him playing with greats such as Milt Hinton, Stafford James, Houston Person, Jimmy Cobb and Frank Luther.

We are so excited to welcome back the beloved Music Teacher at Tarrytown’s own Washington Irving Middle School to the Jazz Forum for a big show with plenty of original music and many jazz standards to reel you in.  Don’t miss out!



Art Gallery

The Jazz Forum show features works by Jane Soodalter and Brian Madden. The gallery is open during weekend club hours and 
by appointment

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