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This Weekend: Renee Rosnes Quartet @ Jazz Forum!

This Weekend: Renee Rosnes Quartet @ Jazz Forum!

Westchester’s Only Dedicated Jazz Club
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1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, NY • (914) 631-1000

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This Weekend: Dec 13 – 15

Renee Rosnes Quartet

FRI & SAT • DEC 13 & 14
7 & 9:30 PM

Canadian-born Renee Rosnes is one of her generation’s most acclaimed pianists and composers. With 17 albums as a leader, celebrated side work (with legends like Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, J.J. Johnson, James Moody and Ron Carter), plus playing in jazz supergroups OTB, the SF Jazz Collective and, most recently, forming the all-star ensemble Artemis, she’s been an award-winning international star since moving to New York in the 1980s.

See the Renee Rosnes Quartet feat. Steve Nelson, vibes, Peter Washington, bass and Lewis Nash, drums. 

Ben Kono Group
Chamber Music America Grantee!

SUN • Dec 15
4 & 6 PM

Jazz Forum Arts is very proud to present the world premiere of “Voyages” for jazz quintet and string quartet. This extended work, inspired by the writings of Ben’s grandfather, an immigrant to the U.S. who campaigned against the racism and oppression Asian-Americans faced in World War II, features Ben’s long-standing quintet augmented by a stellar string section.  

See the Ben Kono Group feat Ben Kono: woodwinds/composition, Pete McCann: guitar, Mike Holober: piano, Jared Schonig: drums, Matt Clohesy: bass, Sara Caswell: violin, Meg Okura: violin, Lois Martin: viola, Jody Redhage Ferber: cello.

This performance was made possible by the 2018 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Next Weekend: Dec 20 – 22

Bill Charlap Trio
feat. Peter Washington & Kenny Washington

FRI & SAT • DEC 20 & 21
7 & 9:30 PM

For over two decades, the Bill Charlap Trio – with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington – has reigned as one of jazz’s top groups, displaying jaw-dropping chemistry and on-the-fly interactivity, the result of their superior technique and hard-earned experience. Time Magazine wrote that Charlap “approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved. When he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession.”

 Sunday, Dec 22: Closed for Holiday 

Following Weekend: Dec 27 – 29

Julius Rodriguez Quintet

FRI & SAT • DEC 27 & 28
7 & 9:30 PM

Among the brightest young talents in jazz, 21-year-old White Plains native Julius Rodriguez is truly unique – having developed marvelous expertise on both piano and drums and getting regular work in the U.S. and overseas on both instruments. From studying at Julliard to winning numerous awards to sharing the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Carmen Lundy and Jazzmeia Horn, “Orange Julius” is a fast- rising star you can catch at the Jazz Forum!

Portinho Brazilian Jazz Quartet

SUN • Dec 29
4 & 6 PM

Among the top Brazilian jazz musicians in modern times, Portinho is a master drummer, and a lover of not only the samba, but contemporary jazz. A go-to sideman, he’s worked with Gato Barbieri, Charlie Rouse, Michel Legrand, Michael Brecker, Louis Hayes, Tania Maria and Ron Carter over a stellar four-decade career. He comes to Tarrytown with his regular collaborators: Klaus Mueller, piano, Lincoln Goines, bass, and Ofer Assaf, sax.

Dec 31: New Year’s Eve at the Jazz Forum

6 PM – 8:30 PM

9:30 PM – 1 AM


Eddie Palmieri Trio

FRI & SAT • JAN 3 & 4
7 & 9:30 PM

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

A 10-time Grammy winner, NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Master, Palmieri is known for his unconventional and innovative sound that mixes American jazz with Afro-Caribbean rhythms that encompasses elements of salsa, funk, soul, and jazz. 

“Over his renowned career, Eddie Palmieri has evolved from rebel Mambo King to wise sage of salsa.” (…) “Palmieri has been making the world dance since he started playing music…” —Miami Herald

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