Featuring Peter Brainin, David Janeway, Jay Azzolina, Harvie S & Ron Vincent.
The Hastings Jazz Collective is a group of five world-class jazz musicians that just happen to be close friends and all live in the Rivertowns along the Hudson in lower Westchester. Started in 2008 by music director, composer and pianist, David Janeway, the group is composed of Jay Azzolina on guitar, Peter Brainin (former Hastings resident) on saxophone, David Janeway on piano, Harvie S on bass and Ron Vincent on drums.
They have worked for years together in various combinations and projects as leaders and sidemen but decided to pool their talents to create a working band. They have recorded and appeared with some of the most well known artists in the field of jazz and contemporary music including Pat Metheny, Tony Bennett, and Gerry Mulligan. Their fresh, innovating music spans the range, from straight ahead jazz to fusion to arrangements of popular contemporary standards.