Concerts and Entertainment
October 8, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legendary & superior guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli appreciated by swing musicians in particular is the master of the seven-string guitar with a stellar career for more than six decades as “The complete jazz musician”, a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early ‘50s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable Who's Who of Jazz.
Called “the Groucho of the violin” by Tony Bennett and “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.”
(Don Heckman, International Review of Music).
November 12, 2017 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grant Stewart has a sheer creative spark and spontaneity in his solos...When Stewart gets hot the questions of individuality evaporate amid the in-the,moment thrills of his invention.
Jackie Warren on piano, Amy Shook on bass, Sherrie Maricle on drums plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards
from all genres of music with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and unified musical joy.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Award winning tenor jazz saxophonist & record producer, Houston Person is known for his distinctive sound and his expressive style of playing.
David Leonhardt, jazz pianist and composer, is a highly skilled and versatile artist with a passion to bring the jazz and creative music experience to as many people in the world as he can.
January 21, 2018 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.
Peter Washington is a jazz double bassist. He initially played classical bass and worked with electric bass in bands and bacame interested in jazz while attending Berkley going on to perform with many outstanding jazz musicians.
February 25, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm
18 Piece Big Band! Music of Count Basie
Comprised of outstanding musicians who have played under Basie, Ellington, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Wynton Marsalis, and so many others.
March 25, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm
Virtuoso instramentalist and composer Hendrik Meurkens began his career in Germany playing vibes. At 19, he heard Toots Thielemans play harmonica, which totally changed his musical life. His career has taken him from Brazil to Germany, then throughout the European continent where he became a pivotal force on the studio and jazz scene, performing, composing, recording, and touring extensively with his own ensembles as well as with visiting legends Harry Sweets Edison and Buddy Tate.
April 22, 2018 3:00-5:00
Tony DeSare Inimitable song stylist & pianist. Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robustmusicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSarehas lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for hisconcert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around theglobe. Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer.