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Tim Armacost, Gary Smulyan, John Patitucci & Al Foster @ Jazz Forum This Weekend!

Tim Armacost, Gary Smulyan, John Patitucci & Al Foster @ Jazz Forum This Weekend!
1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York
(914) 631-1000
This Weekend! (November 9 - 11)
Friday & Saturday    Nov 9 & 10  |  7 & 9:30 pm
Tim Armacost, Gary Smulyan, John Patitucci & Al Foster
After a life of travel and discovery on three continents, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Tim Armacost has established himself as one of the most important improvisers on the New York scene today. Armacost has worked with a phenomenal number of Jazz greats, including Al Foster, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Victor Lewis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Peter Erskine, Ray Drummond, Roy Hargrove, Don Friedman and Randy Brecker.

Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. He is a six-time Grammy award winner for his work with B.B. King, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

Acoustic bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco, and Dori Caymmi. Since 1985, his many recordings with Chick Corea, Aeos Elektric Band and Akoustic Band, his six solo recordings for GRP Records, and his subsequent recordings have put him at the forefront of the Jazz world and brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as three Grammy Awards and over 20 Grammy nominations.

Al Foster, master drummer, has been a major innovator in the world of Jazz for several decades. As a member of the Miles Davis band for thirteen years, Foster's contribution to Davis' music is articulated by Davis himself in his 1989 autobiography, Miles: The Autobiography, where Davis describes the first time he heard Foster play live in 1972 at the Cellar Club on 95th Street in Manhattan: 'He [Foster] knocked me out because he had such a groove and he would just lay it right in there. That was the kind of thing I was looking for. AI could set it up for everybody else to play off and just keep the groove going forever."


Brazilian Music Sunday  Nov 11  |  4 pm

Samuel Martinelli Quartet
feat. Claudio Roditi
"Samuel Martinelli is one of the most talented musicians to come out of Brazil in recent times. His taste playing drums is impeccable, either playing Brazilian music or American Jazz. I have used him on most of my recent work and have been very happy with his performances." - Claudio Roditi

Samuel Martinelli is a talented Brazilian drummer, composer and educator based in New York City. He has performed with notable musicians including, Alcione, Misha Steinhauer, Hendrik Meurkens, Marcus McLaurine, Tomoko Ohno, Nilson Matta, André J. Thomas, John Lee, M Maurice Peress, Itaiguara Brandao and Rob Block among many others. In 2018, he produced and recorded his first album as a leader which features Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Marcus McLaurine on bass and Tomoko Ohno on piano. The album, Crossing Paths, was released in May 2018 and received glowing reviews.

Brazilian trumpeter, Claudio Roditi, has fourteen critically acclaimed albums, a Grammy nomination and a busy international touring schedule that includes the most prestigious Jazz festivals in the world. A strikingly proficient technician, Roditi brings enormous zest and fire to his playing. Claudio integrates post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts with ease and plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps him in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman.


Sunday Evening Jazz  Nov 11  |  6 pm

Native Soul
feat. Peter Brainin, Noah Haidu, Marcus McLaurine & Steve Johns

A true musical collaboration, Native Soul brings together the experience and talent of these four extraordinary artists. Bass virtuoso Marcus McLaurine became a driving force in Clark Terry’s quintet and played for many years with Clark Terry’s quintet and big band. He has also shared the stage with Lou Donaldson, Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln, the Count Basie Orchestra and Kenny Burrell. The exciting young pianist Noah Haidu is a rising star on the New York Jazz scene and an accomplished composer. His credits include gigs and recordings with Jeremy Pelt, Mike Stern, Duane Eubanks, Jon Irabagon, and Winard Harper. The brilliant saxophonist Peter Brainin is prolific in the Jazz and Afro-Cuban Jazz worlds. He has performed with Mongo Santamaria, Hilton Ruiz, Joey Calderazzo, Chico O’Farrill, and is a featured member of Arturo O’Farrill’s Grammy-winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Dynamic and hard-swinging drummer Steve Johns has worked with Sonny Fortune, Randy Brecker, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Heath, and Dr. Billy Taylor.


Next Weekend! (November 16 - 18)
Friday & Saturday    Nov 16 & 17  |  7 & 9:30 pm

David Amram & Friends
88th Birthday Bash!

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Bop raconteur and Renaissance man David Amram celebrates his 88th Birthday (Nov 17!) all weekend at the Jazz Forum, performing with his group featuring Vic Juris, guitar (sat), Rene Hart, bass, Kevin Twigg, drums, Adam Amram, congas and special guests Earl McIntyre, trombone and Renee Manning, vocals plus surprise guests! David Amram was the first composer-in-residence for the N.Y. Philharmonic, chosen by Leonard Bernstein in 1966, and composed the scores for Splendor In The Grass, The Manchurian Candidate and many more. He has toured the world, spreading love, music and inspiration to so many, and we are thrilled to celebrate with him and his stellar group here in Tarrytown!


Brazilian Music Sunday  Nov 18  |  4 pm

Luiz Simas Trio
Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer, singer and pianist, Luiz Simas, is a genuine Carioca. Since settling in New York in 1989, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the U.S., Europe and Brazil. His repertoire includes original songs informed by bossa nova, jazz, samba and traditional Brazilian choros, as well as fresh renditions of favorite Brazilian standards by the likes of Jobim and Caetano Veloso. Don't miss the Luiz Simas Trio feat. Luiz Simas, piano and vocals, Mauricio Zottarelli, drums, and Itaiguara Brandao, bass at the Jazz Forum! 


Sunday Evening Jazz  Nov 18  |  6 pm

Billy Drummond Quartet
Bandleader and educator, Billy Drummond cut his teeth apprenticing with Jazz greats including Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, and Bobby Hutcherson, and has become one of today's most versatile drummers. His album Dubai (with Chris Potter, Walt Weiskopf and Peter Washington), was picked as the Number 1 Jazz Album of the Year by The New York Times when it was released, and was recently dubbed one of the "50 Crucial Jazz Drumming Recordings" of the past 100 years by Modern Drummer magazine. See the Billy Drummond Quartet feat. Dayna Stephens, sax, Lawrence Fields, piano, and Dezron Douglas, bass at the Jazz Forum!


November 23 - 25
Friday & Saturday    Nov 23 & 24  |  7 & 9:30 pm

Christian Sands Trio
Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in Jazz. Wynton Marsalis named him a “Jazz star of the future,” and he’s enjoyed a position in Christian McBride’s trio for the last several years. He takes a fresh look at the entire language of Jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. See the Christian Sands Trio feat. Christian Sands, piano, Noah Jackson, bass and Ryan Sands, drums at the Jazz Forum!


Brazilian Music Sunday  Nov 25  |  4 pm

Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet
“Hendrik Meurkens has long doubled successfully on vibraphone and the chromatic harmonica. Now, more than 25 years into his recording career as a leader, he stands as arguably the most fluid and fluent Jazz harmonica player this side of the great Toots Thielemans…” – JazzTimes May 2016 – Philip Booth

Hendrik Meurkens 24 CDs have received rave reviews and established his immediately recognizable style of Brazilian Jazz. In 2014 he won the Brazilian International Press Award. Critics and Jazz fans alike have recognized Meurkens' incredible talent, listing him repeatedly in the Downbeat and Jazziz Polls. Meurkens has worked with Ray Brown, Paquito D'Rivera, Oscar Castro-Neves, Herb Ellis, Herbie Mann, James Moody,  Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins, Monty Alexander, Manfredo Fest, Herb Ellis, Dori Caymmi, Toninho Horta, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Buddy Tate, Joyce, Astrud Gilberto, Roberto Menescal, Antonio Adolfo, Emilio Santiago, and many others.


Sunday Evening Jazz  Nov 25  |  6 pm

James Tormé Quartet
According to Jazz FM, "If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket". Son of one of the all-time great Jazz vocalists, Mel Tormé, James grew up spending time with a myriad of Jazz Legends including Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee and Duke Ellington. James’ smooth singing style draws from the “old school”, but has a very modern versatility. His unique interpretation using his clean-toned vibrato, Jazz sensibility and charismatic stage presence are fast making this multi-award winning singer one of the most talked about artists of his generation. “… an extraordinary singer with immense resources… his phrasing ...audacious and brilliant,” raves London Jazz News.


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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