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Aug
1
Thu
Camila Meza @ Lyndhurst
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Camila Meza

Vocalist/guitarist/composer Camila Meza is an accomplished artist. Camila Meza, originally from Santiago, Chile, has garnered rapt attention from her colleagues, the press, and audiences in South America, New York City, and internationally, for her distinctive ability in blending jazz with her broad musical world, and for the emotional depth of her music.

This rising star has been described by The New York Times as, “a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention.” Meza has worked with Ryan Keberle, Fabian Almazan, Aaron Goldberg, Sachal Vasandani, and many others.

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Aug
2
Fri
Vanessa Racci – Jazz Italian Style! Ferragosto Celebration
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vanessa Racci

Vanessa was never a stranger to jazz; her grandfather’s cousin was Tony Mottola, a studio guitarist who played on thousands of albums and in the Tonight show orchestra. After starting singing at the age of 4, she gathered the pop-jazz standards she knew and learned many more, presenting solo shows throughout Manhattan and Westchester. In 2012, Vanessa became a finalist in the MetroStar Talent Challenge. The following year she brought her own show to the Metropolitan Room. New York Cabaret Today called her “a star on the rise.”

Now living in Tarrytown, New York, Vanessa maintains a growing performance schedule. Last year’s highlights included a fundraiser at the Italian American Museum in New York to aid victims of the summer earthquake in central Italy; Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri hosted the event. Come see her perform her Italian-American Jazz August 2nd at Pierson Park!

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Aug
6
Tue
Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars @ Horan’s Landing Park
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Morganelli

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Celebrate Brasil! Double-CD featuring Eddie Monteiro & Nanny Assis.

About the Double-CD Brasil!
Contemporary interpretations of Brazilian classics by flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars. Recorded at The Jazz Forum in NY with Brazilian Musicians, Brasil! featuring 2 CDs with 28 tracks by 10 different Brazilian composers. This is Mark Morganelli’s fifth CD as leader.

“As a master musician, Mark Morganelli has used his gifts as a soloist, band leader and tour guide to bring you to Brasil and Brasil to you, with this classic new album of musical gems. Each song is a treasure. Listen to it over and over (I have done so five times already). Your kids will love it too!”
– David Amram, Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author

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Aug
7
Wed
Mia Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mia BraziliaMia was inspired to sing jazz by artists who use their voice as instruments. When she first heard Bobby McFerrin sing, she felt a playful and adventuresome improviser lived in her as well. Study with Jay Clayton, Janet Lawson and Rhiannon and Bobby gave her the tools to take the stage as an improvising jazz vocalist.

Her love of Brazilian music led to study with Brazilian master vocalist Luciana Souza. Mia has found the perfect match for her warm voice and soulful singing in Brazilian jazz, bringing beauty, improvisation and earthy groove together in perfect harmony.

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Aug
8
Thu
James Weidman Quartet @ Lyndhurst
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

James WeidmanJames Weidman is one of the most versatile pianists in the world of music. He performed for many years with Abbey Lincoln and currently performs with Joe Lovano, among many others. Well known for his versatility, he is hailed as “unfailingly lyrical,” “convivially assertive,” and “exquisite.” A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Weidman was born into a musical family, learning jazz from his saxophonist-bandleading father at age seven.

At 14 he was playing organ in his father’s band. Weidman has been a welcome presence on myriad bandstands, including the world’s major venues and festivals; just a partial listing includes the Montreux, Monterey, Newport, North Sea and JVC Jazz Festivals, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Blue Note, Sweet Basil, Village Vanguard, Iridium and Jazz Standard.

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Aug
9
Fri
Frank Lacy Quartet – Birthday Celebration!
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Frank LacyDuring the ’80s and ’90s, trombonist Frank Lacy, straddled the fence between avant-garde and mainstream forms. Lacy can count Dizzy Gillespie and Abdullah Ibrahim among the prominent leaders for whom he’s worked. Indeed, Lacy spent a year-and-a-half as music director for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and played with Bobby Watson’s Horizon band, which says everything about his bop credentials.

Lacy was born and raised in Houston, TX. He came from a musical family; his father was a teacher and a guitarist and his mother was a gospel singer. Lacy began taking piano lessons at the age of eight and took up the trombone soon after. Lacy attended Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he met and jammed with Branford Marsalis, Greg Osby, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith. Frank was featured on Roy Hargrove’s Grammy-winning CD, Habana.

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Aug
12
Mon
Noriko Ueda Quartet @ Henry Gourdine Park
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Noriko Ueda

Noriko Ueda is originally from Hyogo, Japan, and currently residents in Brooklyn, NY. Her musical background consists of studying classical piano since the age of 4, playing electric bass since the age of 16, studying classical voice at the Osaka College of Music where she received a diploma, and finally, at age 19, started playing the upright bass which is currently her main instrument.

She was a B.E.S.T. scholarship recipient and majored in Jazz Composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she graduated in 1997. Noriko relocated to NY, where she has performed, toured and recorded with various groups including the legendary Frank Wess Quintet and Nonet, Ted Rosenthal Trio, Harry Whitaker band, DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Five Play and Diva Jazz Trio.

She leads her own big band, Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra which performs her original compositions and arrangements and is the winner of the third annual BMI Foundation/Charlie Parker Jazz composition Prize for her original big band piece “Castle in the North”.

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Aug
13
Tue
Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars @ Horan’s Landing Park
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Morganelli

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Celebrate Brasil! Double-CD featuring Eddie Monteiro & Nanny Assis.

About the Double-CD Brasil!
Contemporary interpretations of Brazilian classics by flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars. Recorded at The Jazz Forum in NY with Brazilian Musicians, Brasil! featuring 2 CDs with 28 tracks by 10 different Brazilian composers. This is Mark Morganelli’s fifth CD as leader.

“As a master musician, Mark Morganelli has used his gifts as a soloist, band leader and tour guide to bring you to Brasil and Brasil to you, with this classic new album of musical gems. Each song is a treasure. Listen to it over and over (I have done so five times already). Your kids will love it too!”
– David Amram, Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author

CDs will be available for purchase on location. Buy CD Online Here.

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Aug
14
Wed
Chiara Izzi Quartet
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Chiara IzziAward-winning Italian singer, songwriter Chiara Izzi has been described by Jazz Times as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated”. She started her musical path in Italy by learning to play the piano and performing very early. Chiara’s sound is based on her own unique interpretation of a fusion of different genres, including jazz, pop and Mediterranean sounds.

Chiara’s International debut took place at the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition in 2011, where she was awarded first prize by the living musical legend Quincy Jones. Following this award the vocalist was invited to open for Paco de Lucìa’s concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2012. She is currently living in New York and performs regularly around the city.

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Aug
15
Thu
ott Reeves Jazz Orchestra @ Lyndhurst
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Scott Reeves Jazz OrchestraScott Reeves is a trombonist, alto flugelhornist, composer, arranger, author, and college jazz educator. A Chicago native, he attended Indiana University where he received his B.M. in trombone and his M.M. in jazz studies.

Over the years he has studied improvisation with David Baker, Woody Shaw, and Kenny Werner; arranging with Manny Albam, Mike Abene, Jim McNeely and Mike Holober; and trombone with Thomas Beversdorf, Lewis Van Haney and Dennis Smith. Reeves has been teaching jazz at the university level and currently teaches at The City College of New York, CUNY, where he holds the rank of tenured Full Professor.

Scott previously held positions at the Juilliard School and the University of Southern Maine. His Orchestra will feature Steve Wilson, sax and Carolyn Leonhart, vocals.

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Aug
16
Fri
Felix Pastorius’ Hipster Assasins
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Felix PastoriusFelix Pastorius is a rising young, yet accomplished bassist. The son of bassist Jaco Pastorius, Felix began playing bass guitar, at age 10, inspired by Flea, Les Claypool and Victor Wooten. Upon attending a Wooten Bass Camp at 19, Felix was recommended by Victor for the bass slot in Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet.

Three albums later, Felix had fleshed out his surging style on 5- and 6-string bass, leading to stints with Cindy Blackman and his own steady gig at the Zinc Bar in New York City. In late 2011, Felix auditioned for and landed the bass chair with Grammy-winning jazz mainstay, the Yellowjackets, at last providing an international platform for his forward-thinking fretboard work.

Come listen to Felix Pastorius’ Hipster Assassins August 16th in Pierson Park!

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Aug
20
Tue
Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars @ Horan’s Landing Park
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Morganelli

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Celebrate Brasil! Double-CD featuring Eddie Monteiro & Nanny Assis.

About the Double-CD Brasil!
Contemporary interpretations of Brazilian classics by flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars. Recorded at The Jazz Forum in NY with Brazilian Musicians, Brasil! featuring 2 CDs with 28 tracks by 10 different Brazilian composers. This is Mark Morganelli’s fifth CD as leader.

“As a master musician, Mark Morganelli has used his gifts as a soloist, band leader and tour guide to bring you to Brasil and Brasil to you, with this classic new album of musical gems. Each song is a treasure. Listen to it over and over (I have done so five times already). Your kids will love it too!”
– David Amram, Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author

CDs will be available for purchase on location. Buy CD Online Here.

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Aug
21
Wed
Dave Reiss & Friends
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dave Reiss & FriendsDave Reiss & Friends takes the language of the blues on a journey through the rhythms and cultures of the world. The band features originals and arrangements of classics by legends such as Charles Mingus and Miles Davis.

Led by Dave Reiss on guitar, the quintet focuses on harmonious group improvisation off of songs ranging from Soul to Jazz to Reggae to Middle Eastern.

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Aug
22
Thu
Houston Person Quartet @ Lyndhurst
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Houston Person QuartetHouston Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing.

He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982. There are more than 75 albums recorded by Houston Person as a bandleader, on Prestige and has most recently been recording on HighNote.

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Aug
23
Fri
Thierry Arpino Quartet
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thierry ArpinoBorn in Paris, Thierry Arpino stands atop a family drumming lineage which spans four generations. His father introduced him to the drums at age of three. Thierry also studied classical percussion, piano and harmony. He is a graduate of St. Maur National Music Academy in France and continued his musical education at Berklee College Of Music in Boston where he was invited to study with big band master Herb Pomeroy and master drums teacher Bob Kaufman.

Thierry’s career has been punctuated by stints with such notables as Joe Beck, Larry Coryell, Bill Evans and Jean-Luc Ponty. Although much can be said of Thierry Arpino’s virtuosity, what remains unqualifiable and unquantifiable is the sheer joy he displays in each and every performance.

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Aug
27
Tue
Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars @ Horan’s Landing Park
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Morganelli

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Celebrate Brasil! Double-CD featuring Eddie Monteiro & Nanny Assis.

About the Double-CD Brasil!
Contemporary interpretations of Brazilian classics by flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars. Recorded at The Jazz Forum in NY with Brazilian Musicians, Brasil! featuring 2 CDs with 28 tracks by 10 different Brazilian composers. This is Mark Morganelli’s fifth CD as leader.

“As a master musician, Mark Morganelli has used his gifts as a soloist, band leader and tour guide to bring you to Brasil and Brasil to you, with this classic new album of musical gems. Each song is a treasure. Listen to it over and over (I have done so five times already). Your kids will love it too!”
– David Amram, Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author

CDs will be available for purchase on location. Buy CD Online Here.

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Aug
29
Thu
Bird’s 99th Birthday Bash! Featuring Gary Smulyan @ Lyndhurst
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Gary SmulyanGary Smulyan is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach — and perhaps most importantly – a strong and incisive wit.

He is a four-time winner of the Down Beat Critics and Readers Polls and a multiple winner of numerous other official polls including the Jazz Journalists Award for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. He is a six-time GRAMMY award winner for his work with B.B. King, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

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