Marquis Hill Blacktet, Gary Smulyan/Tom Harrell Quintet w/ Renee Rosnes at the Jazz Forum
Friday & Saturday Apr. 6 & 7 7 & 9:30 pm
Marquis Hill Blacktet
Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the most important trumpet voices of his generation and a rising star on the jazz scene. In just the past few years, he has won two prestigious competitions: the International Trumpet Guild jazz competition (2012) and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition (2014). He leads the exciting Marquis Hill Blacktet feat. Marquis Hill, trumpet, Christopher McBride, alto saxophone, Justin Thomas, vibes, Joshua Ramos, bass and Makaya McCraven, drums which NPR says is a “a snappy working band full of catchy melodic ideas, ” and The New York Times calls, “an elite, post-bop unit.”
Brazilian Music Sunday Apr. 8 4 & 6 pm
Richard Sorce Project
Richard Sorce is a published author, composer, arranger, producer and Billboard-charted songwriter. An accomplished musician and academic, Sorce has received several Meet the Composer grants, is an ASCAP award-winning composer and songwriter and the recipient of the Esteemed Faculty Award from New York University. The Richard Sorce Project's take on Brazilian jazz is sophisticated, rich both melodically and harmonically.
Sunday, April 8th
Come and play with professional, avocational and student musicians. If you just want to hear who's coming up on the scene, come swing by! Led by pianist David Janeway Trio feat. Frank Tate, bass and Chuck Zeuren, drums.
$10 to listen or $5 to play
Tickets available at the door
April 13 - April 15
Friday & Saturday Apr. 13 & 14 7 & 9:30 pm
Gary Smulyan / Tom Harrell Quintet
Feat. Renee Rosnes
Plays the music of Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams
Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. He is a six-time GRAMMY award winner for his work with B.B. King, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. A highly gifted jazz soloist, Tom Harrell is generally considered one of the top trumpeters of his generation, known for his sophisticated harmonic approach that combines the power of Clifford Brown with the lyricism of Chet Baker and Art Farmer. Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. She has toured and recorded with bands led by such legends as Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Buster Williams and Ron Carter’s Foursight Band.
Brazilian Music Sunday Apr. 15 4 & 6 pm
Minas Brazilian Sounds
Feat. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King Haddad
Minas takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of Blues and Choro, to Folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a Bossa Nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling.
NEW! Sunday Evening Jazz Apr. 15 8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm Stay for both sets!
New York City-based Israeli Jazz singer, composer and pianist Tamuz Nissim is described by Athens Digital as “proof that jazz is a living art and that stars are still being born." In March 2017, she released her latest CD “Liquid Melodies, " a project with guitarist George Nazos. The CD received warm reviews and was broadcast on more than a hundred radio stations in the United States and Canada.
April 20 - April 22
Friday & Saturday Apr. 20 & 21 7 & 9:30 pm
Massimo Faraò Quintet
Feat. Jimmy Cobb
Massimo Faraò studied with Maestro Flavio Crivelli and began his career collaborating with musicians from the Genoa Area, especially with the bassist Piero Leveratto. He has played in several European tours with the Nat Adderley Quintet, composed by Antonio Hart, Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb. He has recorded more than 200 recordings with many Italian and foreign musicians as leader and sideman for labels like Red Records, Splash, Azzurra music, Concord Records and Venus Records. See the Massimo Faraò Quintet feat. Massimo Faraò, piano, Philip Harper, trumpet, Jerry Weldon, tenor sax, Nicola Barbon, bass and Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Brazilian Music Sunday Apr. 22 4 & 6 pm
Mauricio Zottarelli Quartet
Celebrating New CD: Upside Down Looking Up
Mauricio is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drummer and artist. Since moving to New York City in 2006, he has become one of the most sought-after drummers on the Brazilian Jazz scene. Zottarelli is credited in more than 70 albums so far in his career and has worked and shared the stage with some of the most important and notable artists of today, crossing over many musical styles.
NEW! Sunday Evening Jazz Apr. 22 8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm Stay for both sets!
Gene Perla Quartet
For over four decades Gene Perla has been a leader in the jazz world as a bassist, educator and the owner of two record labels. Perla played bass with Woody Herman's Orchestra, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones and Sonny Rollins. In the mid-1970's Perla formed the PM (Perla Music) label and a little later also ran Plug. Perla formed the group Stone Alliance in 1975. In the years since Perla has remained active as both a bassist and as a jazz educator.
CURRENT SHOW THROUGH APRIL 8
DIANE BRAWARSKY, JERZY KUBINA & KIT DEMIRDELEN
Come see the beautiful art and arrange to meet the artists!
As a special feature of the Jazz Forum space, the club presents a rotating exhibit of area artists. The works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds are a donation to support the club and the free summer concerts, both programs of Jazz Forum Arts.
Through the interplay of colors, textures and forms of painted images and physical objects, I tell stories that echo my past experiences. My work reveals that memories are real and imagined, personal and impersonal, and opens a space for the viewer to register an emotional response.
Ceaseless observation of the constantly changing reality which surrounds me provokes a struggle for a new quality of expression. Genuine creative process is fundamental in my exploration. My artistic work is an attempt to express my reflections on spiritual and existential values.
When my children were born, I started working in fabric because I needed a medium that was portable and didn't require an elaborate studio. At first, using felt was a substitute for painting, but as I worked with it, I began to love its organic quality, and the act of sewing spoke to my new role as mother. The bold patterns and colors connect me to my own mother, who loves Marimekkko dresses and who taught me to sew. These sewn pieces are very intimate and are a link between the generations of my family.