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Joe Locke, Julius Rodriguez, Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin at Jazz Forum, Tarrytown!

This Weekend!
Joe Locke Quartet
Congratulations to Joe Locke, just inducted into the World Vibes Congress Hall of Fame for 2018.

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the lead voices on his instrument, having won numerous awards and polls, including the 2006, 2008, and 2009 “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Long known as a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, Locke has performed and recorded with many notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr., Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, and Ron Carter. See the Joe Locke Quartet featuring Joe Locke, vibes, Jim Ridl, piano, Lorin Cohen, bass, and Samvel Sarkisyan, drums at the Jazz Forum Friday, Jan. 12th and Saturday, Jan. 13th at 7 & 9 pm both nights!



Friday Jan. 12th & Saturday Jan. 13th
7pm & 9pm shows

Jazz's Next Wave!
Julius Rodriguez Quintet

An all-star quintet of young lions brings you the fresh sound of up and coming Jazz talents. The leader and Westchester native, Julius Rodriguez, has already been making a name for himself in the New York City jazz scene. Julius' budding career boasts shows at well-known venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, and Smalls Jazz Club and performances with recognizable names including Wynton Marsalis and Javon Jackson. The band features Giveton Gelin on trumpet, Morgan Guerin on tenor saxophone and Ewi, Daryl Johns on bass, Jonathan Barber on drums, and Julius on piano and keyboards. They will be playing arrangements of standards and original compositions by millennial jazz artists from around the world. See them at the Jazz Forum on Friday, Jan. 19th and Saturday, Jan. 20th at 7 & 9 pm both nights!



Friday Jan. 19th & Saturday Jan. 20th
7pm & 9pm shows

Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin Quartet

NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi and reed virtuoso Lew Tabackin have been leading and performing in top jazz groups since the sixties. Akiyoshi is known for her challenging and full-textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her homeland, Japan, while Tabackin is recognized for his dedication to showing the full range of possibilities on his instrument – melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically. See Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin Quartet featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi, piano, Lew Tabackin, tenor saxophone & flute, Vincent Dupont, bass, and Mark Taylor, drums at the Jazz Forum on Jan 26 & 27 at 7 & 9 pm both nights!



Friday Jan. 26th & Saturday Jan. 27th
7pm & 9pm shows

Brazilian Music Sundays!

This Weekend!

Débora Watts

The Brazilian-born, New York-based artist, Débora Watts, performs a wide variety of Brazilian and American jazz standards. All the classic bossas, jazz sambas and the great MPB songs are among her favorites to sing as well as the more exotic Brazilian rhythms like forró and baiăo. Débora returns to the Jazz Forum to celebrate her new album, Um Samba ao Contrário, on Sunday, Jan. 14th at 4 & 6 pm!

Sunday, Jan. 14th
4pm & 6pm shows


Brazilian Music Soul feat. Vanessa Falabella & Carlos Dias

Brazilian Music Soul is a New York-based fresh, soulful band with two lead singers Vanessa Falabella & Carlos Dias. Brazilian Music Soul is Vanessa Falabella, Vocals and Light Percussion, Carlos Dias, Vocals, Guitar and Berimbau, Richard Miller, Guitar, Greg Jones, Bass, and Graciliano Zambonin, Drums. Catch this fantastic group at Jazz Forum on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 & 6 pm!​

Sunday, Jan. 21st
4pm & 6pm shows


Monika Oliveira & The Brazilians

Monika Oliveira is a fresh and exciting vocal presence on the New York - Brazilian music scene today. This singer/songwriter was born in Belém/Pará and raised in Rio de Janeiro. She has been living and performing around New York City for over ten years. She combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage and her love of Jazz into a sultry variation on both – Brazilian Jazz that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate. Monika’s voice enchants and entrances through her innate rhythmic feel and phrasing. Her musical experience extends from Jazz Festivals to Clubs, TV, Film, Radio and Broadway.

Sunday, Jan. 28th
4pm & 6pm shows

Monthly Open Jam Session
First Sunday of the month, 8pm-11pm
Next Session: February, 4th

We're pleased to continue our monthly Open Jam Session at the Jazz Forum! Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the improvisation and mixture of professional, avocational and student musicians on a wide variety of instruments. The price is $10 to listen or $5 to play. The jam session will be led by the house band: the David Janeway Trio feat. Frank Tate on bass and Chuck Zeuren on drums. Come swing by!
 
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