Valentine’s Day Jazz, Wallace Roney + Monk in Brazil at Jazz Forum, Tarrytown!
Valentine's Day at Jazz Forum!
Roseanna Vitro & Clarity
feat. Sara Caswell
Valentine's Day Special! Jazz Forum is proud to present, Vocalist Roseanna Vitro and her Grammy-Nominated group featuring arranger and pianist, Mark Soskin, known for his work with the great Sonny Rollins, bassist, Dean Johnson, drummer Tim Horner and Downbeat favorite and Grammy-Nominated soloist this season, Sara Caswell.
The group has toured extensively and enjoyed rave reviews extolling the blend of Vitro's penchant for telling stories with her crystal clear alto voice, paired with the pristine beautify of Sara Caswell's violin playing. Come hear Roseanna Vitro and her group Clarity perform love songs on February 14th! Doors open at 6 pm for dinner/seating and you may stay for both sets at 7 & 8:30 pm. Special valentines day deal - two sets for one ticket price!
Wednesday, Feb. 14th
Doors open at 6 pm for dinner seating and you may stay for both sets at 7 & 8:30 pm.
Wallace Roney Quintet
With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a GRAMMY® for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An alumnus of Art Blakey’s big band and the Jazz Messengers, Roney has achieved movie credits in addition to an impressive collection of albums as both leader and sideman. See the Wallace Roney Quintet feat. Wallace Roney, trumpet, Curtis Lundy, bass, Emilio Modeste, tenor sax, Oscar Williams, piano and Kojo Roney, drums on Friday & Saturday, Feb. 16 & 17 at 7 & 9 pm both nights!
Friday, Feb. 16th & Saturday, Feb. 17th
7pm & 9pm shows
Nilson Matta's Samba Meets Jazz!
Feat. Dave Stryker (Fri.), Eric Alexander (Sat.)
Nilson Matta, a bassist best known for his work with Trio da Paz, presides over a flexible ensemble dedicated to the music of his native Brazil. Matta has developed his own musical signature making him a first-call bass player of Brazilian music and jazz musicians. Therefore, it’s not surprising that when Yo Yo Ma sought band members for his Brazilian project, Nilson was the obvious choice for bass. A founding member of two internationally acclaimed groups – Trio Da Paz (Romero Lubambo, Duduka de Fonseca, drums) and Brazilian Trio (Helio Alves, piano; Duduka de Fonseca, drums) – Matta has emerged in recent years as bandleader, composer, arranger and producer. See Nilson Matta's Samba Meets Jazz feat. Dave Stryker (Fri.) and Eric Alexander (Sat.) on Feb. 23 & 24 at 7 & 9 pm both nights!
Friday, Feb. 23rd & Saturday, Feb. 24th
7pm & 9pm shows
Joey DeFrancesco Trio
" He has dominated the instrument and the field as no one of his generation has.” – Chicago Tribune
“Mr. DeFrancesco is a deeply authoritative musician, a master of rhythmic pocket, and of the custom of stomping bass lines beneath chords and riffs.” - New York Times
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco was born in 1971, signed his first record deal at age 16, and has since recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Ray Charles, and countless more. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics Poll nine times and has won the Readers Poll every year since 2005. See Joey DeFrancesco Trio at the Jazz Forum on Friday, Mar. 2 and Saturday, Mar. 3 at 7 & 9:30 pm both nights!
Friday, Mar. 3rd & Saturday, Mar. 4th
7pm & 9:30pm shows
New set times!
Brazilian Music Sundays!
Matt King's Monk in Brazil
Matt King is a pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer based in the NYC area. His latest recording as a leader, "Monk In Brazil", features the iconic compositions of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, arranged by King in various Brazilian genres. See Matt King at the Jazz Forum on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 & 6 pm!
Sunday, Feb. 18th
4pm & 6pm shows
Philip Marucci CD Release Event
Feat. Paul Meyers
Philip Marucci has studied with some of the best musicians in the NYC area including Kenny Werner, Cliff Korman, John Di Martino, Cidinho Texeira, Klaus Mueller and Luiz Simas to name a few. Marucci is currently active in the New York City Brazilian jazz scene and his new CD will include players such as Cyro Baptista, Maucha Adnet, Paul Meyers, and Claudio Roditi. See Philip Marucci at the Jazz Forum featuring Paul Meyers, guitar, Rogerio Boccato, drums, Billy Drewes, sax/flute, Vanessa Falabella, vocals and special guest on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 4 & 6 pm!
Sunday, Feb. 25th
4pm & 6pm shows
Empathia Jazz Duo + Helio Alves & Rogerio Boccato
This special event unites the duo with two of the most renowned Brazilian artists in the USA. As part of the Jazz Forum Brazilian series, the duo will delve deep into their Jobim and beyond repertoire from over 20 years of performing in Brazil. Pianist Alves and percussionist Boccato are known for taking the language of Brazilian music to new places from the roots to new sonic possibilities. The EMPATHIA JAZZ DUO with MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI plus HELIO ALVES and ROGERIO BOCCATO will perform at the Jazz Forum on Sunday, Mar. 4th at 4 & 6 pm!
Sunday, Mar. 4th
4pm & 6pm shows
Monthly Open Jam Session
First Sunday of the month, 8pm-11pm
Next Session: Sunday, March 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 jam session will be led by the house band: the David Janeway Trio feat. Frank Tate on bass and Chuck Zeuren on drums. The price is $10 to listen or $5 to play. Tickets available at the door. Come swing by!