Bill Charlap, Paquito D'Rivera, Duchess, Houston Person & Brazilian Jazz at Jazz Forum, Tarrytown!
Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. In 2000, he was signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. He is known for his interpretations of American popular song. In 2016, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern, was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album. In April, the Bill Charlap Trio released, Notes from New York, their debut recording for the Impulse label.
Friday Dec. 1st & Saturday Dec. 2nd
7pm & 9pm shows
Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
Paquito D’Rivera, iconic Cuban American virtuoso of the clarinet and saxophone, composer and fourteen-time Grammy winner in both jazz and classical categories brings his unique blend of a global sensitivity to the Jazz Forum. He is the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His widespread and eclectic musical tastes include Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, influences encountered in his many travels, and back to his classical origins. Paquito D’Rivera’s discography includes over 30 solo albums and he is the first artist to win Latin Grammy Awards in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories. The Paquito D'Rivera Quintet consists of Peruvian bassist Oscar Stagnaro, Argentinean trumpeter Diego Urcola, American drummer Mark Walker, and pianist Alex Brown. Together, they were awarded the Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for the album Live at the Blue Note.
Friday Dec. 8th & Saturday Dec. 9th
7pm & 9pm shows
Sure-footed swing, sweet-toned harmony, and ever-insouciant charm are embodied in the new jazz vocal trio Duchess, featuring notable New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou. In a remarkably short amount of time, Duchess has developed a major reputation as a leading vocal trio. Inspired by vocal groups like the Boswell Sisters and the Andrews Sisters, Duchess boasts tight vocal harmonies that are both technically challenging and easy on the ears. Rather than performing straight takes on the classics, however, their arrangements are uniquely tailored for their voices and 21st-century tastes. Duchess is also well known for their sense of humor and playfulness, so come ready to let loose and have a good time. Catch Duchess at the Jazz Forum on Friday, Dec. 15th and Saturday, Dec. 16th at 7&9 pm both nights!
Friday Dec. 15th & Saturday Dec. 16th
7pm & 9pm shows
Celebrate The Holidays with
Houston Person Quartet
Houston Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982. There are more than 75 albums recorded by Houston Person as a bandleader, on Prestige and has most recently been recording on HighNote.
Friday Dec. 22nd & Saturday Dec. 23rd
7pm & 9pm shows
Brazilian Music Sundays!
Luiz Simas Quartet
Rio native Luiz Simas is a multifaceted artist: singer, pianist, group leader, composer of songs and of instrumental pieces, producer and arranger. A genuine Carioca, he has lived in New York City since 1989. He has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. His repertoire includes not only his own infectious original tunes informed by bossa nova, jazz, samba and traditional Brazilian choros, but also remarkably fresh and witty renditions of favorite Brazilian standards by the likes of Jobim and Caetano Veloso.
Sunday, Dec. 3rd
4pm & 6pm shows
Maria Tiscia & Rio Bound
Along with pianist David Oliver, bassist Geoff Morrow, and percussionist Joey Bracchitta, Maria Tiscia & Rio Bound focuses on interpreting the Brazilian Songbook. The group has performed with Brazilian music masters including percussionists Portinho, Vanderlei Pereira, and Adriano Santos and brings a tight, joyful presentation of Brazilian music to the Jazz Forum. Maria Tiscia & Rio Bound are returning to the Jazz Forum after performing to a full house in August.
Sunday, Dec. 10th
4pm & 6pm shows
Isabella Mendes Quartet
Singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and educator Isabella Mendes is quickly becoming one of New Haven and Hartford County’s top Brazilian, jazz, pop, entertainers in the industry. Her sound is an eclectic mix of American Jazz Standards, authentic Bossa Nova, Brazilian jazz, with a hint of pop in her original songs. Mendes has performed with top-notch musicians, Jeff Fuller, Joe Carter, Adriano Santos, Itaiguara Brandão, Tim Moran, Paul Lieberman, Ali Ryerson, Ben Bilello, Hernan Yepes, Asher Delerme, George Lesiw, Frank Brocklehurst, Lindsay Artkop, John Tuohy to name a few.
Sunday, Dec. 17th
4pm & 6pm shows
NEW! Open Jam Session
First Sunday of the month, 8pm-11pm
Next session: This Sunday, Dec. 3
We're pleased to begin a new monthly Open Jam Session at the Jazz Forum! Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy and it will be $10 to listen or $5 to play with the house band- the David Janeway Trio feat. Frank Tate on bass and Chuck Zeuren on drums. Come swing by!
Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown - Presenting Sponsor
New Year's Eve at the Jazz Forum!
Special Event! Tickets Going Fast!
Ann Hampton Callaway & Her Trio
Please join us for a festive evening of live jazz, delicious food, specialty cocktails, and a celebratory scene. Between the music and the dinner, make the most of our top-notch pool table and throne seats in the club lounge. The acclaimed vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway & Her Trio, featuring pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Martin Wind & drummer Tim Horner will be performing on New Year's Eve.
“For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Callaway is one of thebest equipped jazz vocalists swinging today.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“Astonishing.” –LA Weekly
“…superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn and Dianne Reeves…” – Christopher Loudon, JazzTime
Sunday, Dec. 31st
Special Partner Organization Event!
Thursday, December 7, 2017 7PM
The Aligned Center, Bridge Street, Irvington, NY
Jazz and 21st Century Leadership: The Mastery Quest
Shared responsibility and leadership agility are essential to jazz music, as solo improvisation and support transfer among the players in service of swinging groove. This form of play and communication mirrors democratic values. Yet each ensemble member is responsible for self-development to become their very best to better flow with others who strive for the same.
This is a mastery quest.
Leadership in the 21st century is grounded in personal mastery in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains. As a jazz musician develops mastery in playing his or her instrument to best communicate with other players and an audience of listeners, leaders develop their character and communication skills, enabling others to strive for their very best—as individuals, in concert with others, and through organizations. This final session relates the principles and practices of the Jazz Leadership Project, co-founded by the series host, Greg Thomas.
Thursday, Dec. 7th
Special Event! Jazz at the Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown
& the Jazz Forum All-Stars
Mark Morganelli is a seasoned trumpeter, flugelhornist and producer. He leads his Jazz Forum All-Stars, performing every Wednesday evening in the acclaimed Equus Restaurant at the Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown. Please call (914) 631-1980 for more information and reservations to dine at the Equus Restaurant during Morganelli's performances with his trio featuring Roni Ben-Hur on guitar and Cameron Brown on bass.
If you’ve never seen Morganelli perform with his trio, you won’t want to miss these lovely evenings of jazz standards and the finest Brazilian music.
Wednesdays through December 20th
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue Tarrytown, NY