Ryerson_quintet 04/26/2013: Ali Ryerson Quintet

2 sets: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
$15 pp music  $12 pp minimum
Straight-ahead Jazz

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Ali Ryerson-flute
Pete Levin-keyboards/arranger

Mike DeMicco-guitar/ccomposer
Mark Egan-bass
Karl Latham-drums

 

Here’s what they’re saying about Ryerson’s CD, ‘Con Brio!’:
 
“Exquisite”
Downbeat
 
“Contemporary…reminiscent of CTI record Productions…an independent spirit”
Jazz Times
 

“Ali (is) at the height of her powers, exhibiting all the qualities of lyricism, intelligence and grace that have been the hallmark of her work for decades”  JazzReview.com

 

“Ali Ryerson has long been one of jazz’s top flute players. Ryerson is heard at the peak of her powers. This gem is well worth searching for.”

LA Jazz Scene

 

Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, consistently voted among the top jazz flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll, was recently honored as Jazz Flutist of the Year nominee (Jazz Journalists Association). Ali performs, records and teaches internationally, having toured the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and North Africa, with performances ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center; the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Guinness Jazz Festival in Ireland; Ronnie Scott’s in London to the Blue Note in both NYC and Japan. With a career spanning four decades, Ryerson has released nearly 20 jazz albums on major Read more about this artist

05/02/2014: Chris White Night featuring the John Ehlis Ensemble performing the music of Chris White

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $12 pp minimum
John Ehlis Ensemble
 Olivia Foschi – vocals
Lou Caputo – woodwinds
Marty Fogel – woodwinds
Yasuno Katsuki – euphonium
John Ehlis – acoustic guitar & mandolin
Matt McDonald – electric guitar
Adrian Moring – bass
Warren Smith – drums

Bassist Chris White is truly one of the great jazz musicians living in Montclair. He has performed with many legendary jazz artists including Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Taylor, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan. Born in Brooklyn in 1936, he grew up in the vibrant Caribbean area and in his youth became an accomplished player of several Read more about this artist

get-attachment 05/04/2014: Carrie Jackson presents Three Divas and Sophisticated Gent

A Prima Vocal Series
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge $7 pp minimum

FOR AN EVENING OF CLASSIC JAZZ, SOUL, BLUES, POP AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & POETRY. DON’T MISS THIS FABULOUS SHOW, YOU WILL CLAP YOUR HANDS, TAP YOUR FEET, KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE ON HEARING THEIR GREAT VOICINGS!

Featuring: Carrie Jackson, Patricia Walton, Phyllis Blanford and Kenneth Carter

DAVE BRAHAM-PIANO
THADDEUS EXPOSE-BASS
GORDON LANE-DRUMS

Singer extraordinaire, producer and director, Carrie Jackson, has established the first Sunday of each month as an evening on which she will present shows and concerts that feature gifted singers and musicians. The series will continue throughout 2014.
Reservations recommended.

Jeff Dunston 05/08/2014: Jeff Dunston and the Music of Sammy Davis Jr.

2 sets:  7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
$15 pp music $10 pp minimum

Jazz Vocalist Jeff Dunston brings his show featuring the music of Sammy Davis Jr. on May 8th, 2014. Dunston is no stranger to Montclair.  In 1992 he founded the Montclair Jazz Vocalist Workshop using his experience to coach singers in the art of vocal presentation and produced a number of concerts showcasing the talents of workshop Read more about this artist

John Gatti 07/25/2014: John Gatti Trio

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15pp music charge $12 pp minimum

A musician, composer and arranger for over three decades, John Gatti has played with groups Truth, The Good Rats, and Grover Kemble and ZaZuZaz. Proficient on piano, organ and harmonica, as well as synthesized music through full orchestration, John is also an accomplished saxophone, clarinet and flute player, and one of a small number of keyboardists skilled at playing and programming the breath controller. Read more about this artist

peter_furlan 4/25/2014: Peter Furlan, Mr. Gone (the Music of Weather Report) and the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble

Mr. Gone  7:30 p.m.  and 10:00 p.m.
The Rockland youth Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Furlan 9:00pm
 $15 pp  music charge        $12 pp minimum

Peter Furlan www.peterfurlan.com  
presents “The Music of Weather Report and Wayne Shorter” with
Mr. Gone!  playing the music of Weather Report
Peter Furlan..  tenor and soprano sax
Neil Alexander … keys
Peter Brendler … bass
Terry Silverlight … drums
Anthony Almonte … percussion
music charge