Rufus Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. West Essex Regional High School 8:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. One More Once Big Band
$15 pp music charge $10 music charge for students $7 pp minimum
One More Once Big Band, directed by Joe Verderese and Tim Hayward, features some of the finest musicians in the area. “One More Once” is an 18-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. The band was founded early in 2008 by John Molloy and Joe Verderese. The band, currently led by Joe and Tim Hayward consists of local professionals from North Jersey and is based out of Clifton, NJ. Members in the band include music teachers, recent alumni from Montclair State University, Rutgers Read more about this artist →
2 sets: 8 p.m. &10 p.m. $15 pp music charge $12 pp minimumJohn Ehlis – guitar Sana Nagano – violin Yasuno Katsuki – euphonium Glen Fittin – percussionSpecial Guests:LOIRE – voice (“Konnakol” -Indian drum language)Glen Velez – Frame drums The John Ehlis Quartet, with Sana Nagano (violin), Yasuno Katsuki (euphonium), John Ehlis (guitar), and Glen Fittin (percussion), is a group of creative artists with an attractive and unique instrumentation. Their collaboration is built upon the organic approach to composition and improvisation. This ground breaking show with special guests Glen Velez and LOIRE promises to be simply spectacular.
The band’s rotating personnel includes: Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Elmo, Ken Hitchcock, Roy Nicolosi, Sal Spicola, Craig Yarmeko, (woodwinds); Bill Ash, Kevin Bryan, Vinnie Cutro, Nathan Ecklund, Fredidie Hendrix, Chris Persad (trumpets); Bob Ferrel, Philip Jones, Joe Petrizzo, Michael Treni (trombones), Charles Blenzig, Jim Ridl (piano); Takashi Otsuka (bass), Ron Vincent (drums)
“One of the most well stocked and exciting big bands to grace the New York scene in quite some time.” Jack Bowers – All About Jazz Read more about this artist →
Kate Baker’s love of music is the basis for two remarkable talents, as a singer and an educator. She has a distinctive vocal style and lyrical expression and she has evolved into one of today’s most sought after singers. Her voice resonates with her love of diverse Read more about this artist →