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This week brings a diverse representation of jazz’s many genres: On Thursday, Bossalingo merges Cuban, Brazilian, Argentinian, Classical and Jazz into a seamless and exciting instrumental experience.
BOSSALINGO WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 8 PM TICKETS: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $10 full-time students w/ ID An instrumental ensemble that merges Cuban, Brazilian, Argentinian, Classical and Jazz into a seamless and exciting experience.
Composer/guitarist Michael Joseph Harris has teamed up with piano virtuoso Cesar Orozco for this latest incarnation of the group, bringing a distinctly Cuban feeling to the music. Accomplished bassist Jake Leckie and top area drummer Michael Kuhl will be holding down the intense rhythms for the show and offering their own inventive improvisations.
Bossalingo will also perform at An die Musik Live on Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Dec. 6.
A TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT JAZZ DRUMMERS OF THE 20th CENTURY WHEN: Friday, June 14, 8 & 9:30 PM TICKETS: $12; $10 full-time students w/ ID
Brent Birckhead, saxophones Mark Meadows, piano Romeir Mendez, bass Howard "KingFish" Franklin, drums (above)
LEE KONITZ AND FLORIAN WEBER WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 8 & 9:30 PM TICKETS: $25; $20 seniors; $10 full-time students w/ID
Lee Konitz - alto saxophone Florian Weber - piano with special guests Brad Linde - tenor saxophone Sarah Hughes - alto saxophone
At 85, Konitz is sometimes regarded as the preeminent cool jazz saxophonist, because he performed and recorded with Claude Thornhill, Lennie Tristano (both often cited as important cool jazz proponents of the mid 1940s), and with Miles Davis on his epochal Birth of the Cool, which gave the form its name.
Konitz has also been repeatedly noted as one of the few jazz saxophonists of the late 1940s and 1950s who did not seem imitative of the massively influential Charlie Parker.
HAPPY JAZZFATHER'S DAY THE RHONDA ROBINSON/CHARLIE SIGLER QUARTET WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 5 & 7 PM TICKETS: $12; $10 full-time students w/ID
Rhonda Robinson, vocals/flute Charlie Sigler, guitar Joe Bussey, bass Aaron Seeber, drums
The recent William Paterson University graduate, guitarist Charlie Sigler, returns to town for another collaboration with vocalist/flutist Rhonda Robinson. We pay homage to the late, great, gone too soon pianist Mulgrew Miller, Charlie's mentor/Jazz Father and Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University. Charlie has always been a Jazz Father to Rhonda and a lot of other people despite his young age. Now, he stands poised to carry the torch handed to him by Mulgrew who had nothing but praise for Charlie after he played on his senior recital in April. Joining us, playing some of our favorites of the jazz repertoire: bassist Joe Bussey and drummer Aaron Seeber.
thingNY WHEN: Sunday, June 16, 8:30 PM TICKETS: Donation of $5-$10
Jeffrey Young and Paul Pinto, are on a 17-city tour to present "Election Tour for a Stranger America." With their absurdly titled work, Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment:
Created in 2011 as a parody of contemporary politics and politicians, the half-hour piece focuses on issues of immigration and national identity.
KINGS COUNTY SWING WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 8 PM TICKETS: $10
Matthew Avedon, guitar Jordan Hyde, guitar and vocals Jay Sanford, double bass
Kings County Swing is a gypsy jazz trio based out of Brooklyn, New York. While the music of Django Reinhardt is the most recognizable sound, hints of western swing, traditional jazz, and the blues bleed through.
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