This Weekend: Ann Hampton Callaway: "The Ella Century"
Friday & Saturday July 13 & 14 7 & 9:30 pm
Ann Hampton Callaway: "The Ella Century"
Performing on our new Steinway B Concert Grand Piano!
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist and arranger. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year, " Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical "Swing!" and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series "The Nanny." Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbara Streisand's recent CDs. She has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few.
Brazilian Music Sunday July 15 4 pm
Jorge Continentino Quartet
Jorge Continentino is a saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After years of playing professionally alongside some of Brazil’s biggest names in music, including Marisa Monte, Skank, and Milton Nascimento, Jorge released his solo album, “Portrait, ” and moved to New York City with his wife and family to join the rich local jazz and Brazilian music scenes. In his 25 years of playing professionally, Jorge has shared the stage with many well-known artists from the worlds of jazz and pop in both Brazil and the United States, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stewart Copeland, Gilberto Gil, David Byrne, Steve Earle, Bebel Gilberto, Roberta Sá, Eumir Deodato, Jason Lindner, Marcos Valle, Durval Ferreira, Duduka da Fonseca, Dorado Schmitt, Green Lotus Project, Maúcha Adnet, Nelson Ângelo, Davi Vieira, Gilmar Gomes, Edmar Castañeda, Miho Nobuzane, Karina Zeviani, Ramiro Musotto, Vanderlei Pereira, Leonardo Cioglia, Chiara Civello, Zé Luis, Filó Machado, Juancho Herrera, Maracatu New York and the Nation Beat, Cyro Baptista, among many others.
Sunday Evening Jazz July 15 6 pm
Wilson "Chembo" Corniel Latin Jazz Quintet
Grammy Award nominee, Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel got his start in 1970’s Brooklyn, where he was mentored by legendary percussionists such as Tommy Lopez, Little Ray Romero and Cachete Maldonado, as well as Chucho Valdez later in his career. Honing his craft alongside the creme-de la-creme in jazz and Latin jazz, Chembo has played and or collaborated with luminaries such as Tito Puente, Machito, Louie Ramirez, Chucho Valdes, Grady Tate, Chico Freeman, and Larry Harlow’s Latin Legends band. Today, he is considered as one of the best hard-hitting, versatile percussionists around.
Friday & Saturday July 20 & 21 7 & 9:30 pm
Kenny Barron Trio
Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, pianist Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. As a teenager, he started playing professionally with Mel Melvin’s orchestra. While still in high school. Kenny worked with drummer Philly Joe Jones and at age 19, he moved to New York City and freelanced with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody, after the tenor saxophonist heard him play at the Five Spot. Upon Moody’s recommendation Dizzy Gillespie hired Barron in 1962 without even hearing him play a note. It was in Dizzy’s band where Kenny developed an appreciation for Latin and Caribbean rhythms. After five years with Dizzy, Barron played with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, and Buddy Rich. The early seventies found Kenny working with Yusef Lateef who Kenny credits as a key influence in his art for improvisation. In 1974, Kenny recorded his first album as a leader; this was to be the first in over 40 recordings (and still counting!) as a leader. Come see the Kenny Barron Trio with David Wong on bass and Savannah Harris on drums at the Jazz Forum!
Brazilian Music Sunday July 22 4 pm
Rodrigo Bonelli Quintet feat. Guilherme Dias Gomes
Known for his impeccable groove, sophisticated taste, and stylistic versatility, drummer Rodrigo Bonelli maintains a busy performing and recording schedule throughout NYC and the United States. He has been privileged to perform with such renowned musicians as Don Friedman, Ron McClure, George Garzone, and Claudio Roditi. In 2013, his modern jazz tune “Ups and Downs” was a finalist in the Jazz category of the USA Songwriting Competition, an international contest. Guilherme Dias Gomes is a Brazilian born trumpeter, composer and music producer. Guilherme is also requested by artists of different music styles, like Joanna, Erasmo Carlos, Kid Abelha, Fafá de Belém, Angela RoRô, Fagner and Ivan Lins. He took part in tours that went through Latin America, Europe and the USA. See Rodrigo Bonelli Quintet feat. Guilherme Dias Gomes at the Jazz Forum!
Sunday Evening Jazz July 22 6 pm
Gerry Malkin Quintet feat. Ingrid Jensen
Gerry Malkin graduated with a degree in performance from The University of Bridgeport in 1974. He subsequently studied with Dave Liebman, Frank Foster and Bob Berg. He has performed with The Temptations and The Four Tops along with Tito Puente, Dave Weckl, Adam Nussbaum, Joey Calderazzo, Lew Soloff, Harvie S., Chip Jackson, Yoron Israel, Ray Vega, Steve Johns, George Colligan and Jon Burr. Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ingrid Jensen has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, she went on to record three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA record label, soon becoming one of the most in-demand trumpet players on the global jazz scene.
July 27 - July 29
Friday & Saturday July 27 & 28 7 & 9:30 pm
Three-time Grammy nominee Freddy Cole is a singer/pianist and younger brother to Nat King Cole. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in timbre to his brother, he has a unique voice and personality. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate – make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own.
Brazilian Music Sunday July 29 4 pm
Adriano Santos Quartet
Adriano Santos is at the epicenter of New York’s contemporary Brazilian drummers. Growing up in São Paulo and studying at the acclaimed Zimbo Trio Music School since age twelve, he moved to Boston in 1988 and earned a degree in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. In 1995 he relocated to New York City to pursue a master’s degree at City College and has never turned back. Adriano’s playing style is typified by a natural clarity, swing and deep-seated groove in the tradition of Airto Moreira and Milton Banana. In addition to his extensive experience as a sideman, he has also shared his knowledge about Brazilian music teaching at Columbia University, New York University and for the past fifteen years at the renowned Drummers Collective Music School in NYC. As a professional musician, he has performed with top international artists such as Filó Machado, Romero Lubambo, Claudio Roditi, Gato Barbieri, David Binney, Bill Charlap, John Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Vic Juris, Vana Gierig and Eileen Ivers to name a few.
Sunday Evening Jazz July 29 6 pm
Polly Gibbons & Her Quartet
Polly Gibbons is a singer/songwriter who hails from the small town of Framlingham in Suffolk, England. Once she began to sing around age 13, Polly discovered jazz and blues through listening to artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Donny Hathaway and Thelonious Monk. Polly has cultivated her craft and eclecticism over the past decade, performing at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals and as a regular at the legendary venue Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where she has sung with the All-Stars, led by pianist and house musical director James Pearson. Now, Polly is quickly establishing herself in the States as well, with shows these past few years in Florida, Boston, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles and Birdland in NYC. See Polly Gibbons with Shedrick Mitchel (piano), Paul Bollenback (guitar), Richie Goods (bass) and Willie Jones III (drums) at the Jazz Forum!
Monthly Open Jam Session
Sunday, August 5th
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 and his Trio.
$10 to listen or $5 to play
Tickets available at the door
1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York