Bennett Paster’s June, 2019 release Indivisible has been garnering critical reviews in the press and has been in regular rotation on over 20 college and public radio stations, charting in the jazz top 10 in several markets. The band’s next performance is Tuesday, Sept 3rd at 8pm at Halyards in Brooklyn. Join them for one long set of original funky jazz at this cool Brooklyn bar, rapidly becoming a destination to hear creative improvisation in the borough.
“A very fine keyboardist and pianist, Bennett Paster grows by leaps and bounds with every project. On his new CD Indivisible, he doesn’t synthesize his influences, but rather turns every composition into his own private vision of blues, mainstream jazz, funk, New Orleans and beyond… He displays bebop sensibilities while reserving the best of his immense talents for a sense of teamwork.” (MGN, Hot House Magazine, June 2019)
Paster’s piano trio, featuring the great Ed Howard on bass and always-swinging Joe Strasser on drums will make their Mezzrow debut the following Monday, September 9th, with sets at 7:30 and 9pm. Expect to hear a broad-based selection of standards, jazz standards, originals and even some Stevie Wonder and Beatles songs performed in a swinging while conversational, classic trio context. Mezzrow is NYC’s premier intimate piano listening room, so be sure to make reservations in advance.