John Mulhern Quartet headlines 3rd annual Winter Jazz Series

The Somers Point Jazz Society Presents The Blue Moon Brewery- Third Annual Winter Jazz Series On Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Stumpo's Restaurant, 101 E Maryland Ave, Somers Point, NJ

Jazz Vocalist Sharon Sable & Trio

Sharon Sable is a great example of the musical talent that is blossoming in South Jersery. Born and raised in Pomona, NJ, her passion and talent for singing led her to study voice at an early age, first with Eleanor Grant, and later on with Sal Dupree. At age 16, she moved to Atlanta and landed her first recording contract, with LaFace Records as part of a Rhythm & Blues trio called Choice. While recording with Babyface & singing background vocals for Pink, she fell in love with and began studying a different style of music - jazz. Her influences include Chet Baker, Nina Simone & the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim, to name a few. In 2001, she spent a few months in Italy working as a background vocalist, recording with several international pop artists. Since returning to South Jersey she has enjoyed great success, performing regularly, and working with some of the finest musicians in the area. Sharon has created a style all her own, moving listeners with warm, lyrical and enchanting interpretations of timeless jazz, bossa nova, soul and blues tunes. For this performance Sharon will be accompanied by pianist Bill McGrady, bassist Madison Rast, and percussionist Paul Jost.

8:30 Pm @ Gregory's Restaurant,
900 Shore RD.
, Somers Point,

The John Mulhern Quartet

Guitarist, songwriter, composer, & sound engineer John Mulhern has lived a varied & successful life in the world of jazz. Early on, John was a protégé of the famous jazz guitarist Pat Martino. Studying for several years with Martino, he followed his idol to California, assisting him in the teaching and recording of Martino's students. John was present and helped stabilize Martino when he collapsed due to an almost fatal brain aneurysm. John's relationship with Martino is documented in the film, "
Open Road
: the Story of Pat Martino". Returning to the Atlantic City scene, John found many jazz gigs but also found steady work in the casinos. He has played for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Sarah Vaughn, Shirley Bassey and at venues such as Lincoln Center & Radio City Music Hall. Accompanying John will be Greg Pordon on keyboard, Jim Hines on bass, and Keith Hollis on percussion.

A great night of Jazz

Jazz Society members & high school & college students with a valid ID are admitted free. All others will be charged $10 at the door and this provides admittance to both venues for the evening.

This program is made possible in part through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

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