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Carnegie Room Jazz Series

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Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society Lineup for Nyack Library Carnegie Room Jazz Series

Highlights To Include Brazilian Trumpeter Claudio Roditi Trio – Friday, Feb. 1
and Tenor Sax Giant Joe Lovano with Kenny Werner, piano – Friday, Mar 15


The Carnegie Room Jazz Series continues it’s second year with an exciting slate of concerts starting in February.  Nyack Library’s historic, oak-lined Carnegie Room, featuring a beau-tiful Yamaha grand piano, is the perfect room to hear world-class artists and renowned local talent in an intimate acoustic setting.

This winter and spring the Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society in partnership with The Soiree Society of the Arts and The Nyack Library will present five concerts from February through April on Friday evenings at the Nyack Library.

Tickets:


$25 Adult /$20 Senior / $18 Member /$15 Young Adult
General admission and reserved seating tickets can be purchased at www.carnegieroom.org
or in person at The Nyack Library Circulation Desk.  For Phone orders please call: 845-608-3593
All concerts begin at 7:30 PM.
Light refreshments and beverages will be served.


For more information and a full calendar of events please visit: www.rcjbs.org.


CARNEGIE ROOM JAZZ CONCERTS WINTER/SPRING 2013 SCHEDULE:

Friday, February 1, 7:30 pm
Brazilian Trumpeter Claudio Roditi, with Roni Ben-Hur and Paul Meyers, guitars
This Rio born trumpet and flugelhorn player has been on the US jazz scene since the 1970s. Claudio inte-grates post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts with ease and plays with power and lyricism. A Grammy nominee, he has recorded a dozen albums as a leader.  He is joined for this concert by two great guitarists Roni Ben-Hur and Paul Meyers, both masters of Brazilian harmonies and rhythms.  This one is sure to be a cooker!

Friday, February 15, 7:30 pm
Vocalist Alexis Cole, with John DiMartino, piano
The Music Of Bari Sax Legend Pepper Adams and other Jazz Classics
Called "one of the great voices of today," Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages.  This performance will feature repertoire from her new recording “I Carry Your Heart” Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams, which has been called a stunning piece of work. The lyrics, pure poetry; the music, cerebral and swinging (All About Jazz).  Alexis will be joined for this performance by the wonderful pianist John DiMartino

Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Saxophone Great Joe Lovano, tenor sax with Kenny Werner, piano
Joe Lovano has been deservedly acknowledged to be one of the great contemporary masters of the jazz tenor saxophone. The secret to Joe’s success is his fearless ability to challenge and push the conceptual and thematic choices he makes in a quest for new modes of artistic expression, further defining the Jazz idiom. Although he's one of the most successful musicians working today, his lifelong regime of practicing, jamming and trying new sounds, endures.  He is joined for this concert by long-time collaborator and friend, the masterful and wonderfully creative pianist, Kenny Werner.  This one is truly not to be missed!

Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm
Guitarist John Hart with Steve Wilson, alto sax, and Richard Sussman, piano
A distinctive modern mainstream guitarist (and Rockland County resident), John Hart has impressed many with his fine recordings as a leader for Blue Note and Concord, and his imaginative and lyrical playing.  Among his most significant associations have been with Termasa Hino, Larry Goldings, and particularly Jack McDuff with whom he toured and recorded. Steve Wilson has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a bandleader in his own right. A musician's musician, Wilson has brought his distinctive sound to more than 100 recordings led by such celebrated and wide-ranging artists as Chick Corea, George Duke, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, and Maria Schneider.  John and Steve will be joined for this concert by renowned jazz pianist and composer Richard Sussman.

Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Pianist Alan Broadbent with Don Falzone, bass
Pianist and Grammy-winning arranger Alan Broadbent has long been a major force in jazz. His long resume of accomplishments includes accompanying Irene Kral on her exquisite vocal albums, contributing arrangements to Natalie Cole, playing piano with Charlie Haden's Quartet West, and many recordings under his own name.  A New Zealand native, Alan moved to the US and gained initial recognition with the Woody Herman Orchestra, and ultimately landed in LA where his career flourished. Recently Mr. Broadbent has made Nyack his home base, from which he tours regularly. We eagerly look forward to hearing what he and the great bassist Don Falzone have in store for us, since their earlier October date was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to promote the heritage, performance, appreciation, and vitality of jazz, blues, and related music forms in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding regions.

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