Craig Newman - Bass
Will Kennedy - Drums
Gary Meek – Sax
Simon Patterson - Guitar
Ric Fierabracci – Bass
Sanctuary Concerts Presents
Frank and Friends: Reuniting the Les Paul Trio
Sat., Jan. 2, 8pm
The Sanctuary Concerts
At the Presbyterian Church
240 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, NJ 07928 973.376.4946 www.sanctuaryconcerts.org
And Special Guests
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for more than a decade, three musicians made magic on Broadway creating
the sound behind legendary guitar wizard Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz
Club. Sanctuary friend Frank Vignola was a member of that trio, and he
and his bandmates Lou Pallo on rhythm guitar and bassist Nicki Parrott
are coming to The Sanctuary.
In 2015 Les Paul turned 100, and this show is the first time that the Trio has played together to honor Les Paul since passing in 2009. In the tradition of the Les Paul shows at the Iridium, we will have some surprise musicians joining Frank on stage. Les dipped into all kinds of music at his shows, so we'll hear everything from folk to rock, jazz to Django while having a lot of laughs along the way.
Frank Vignola has a funny and dynamic personality on stage, and each of his performances is a show to remember. Last year his concert with us filled the room with great guitar chops. The Les Paul shows were the best kept secret in New York City for more than a decade. In Chatham on New Years' weekend, the secret is out.
TO BE HELD IN JANUARY 2016
The second annual HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival featuring dozens of performances by local and national stars, including NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, Lizz Wright and Grammy-Award winners Snarky Puppy and Poncho Sanchez, will be held from Jan. 14 to 24, 2016.
The only major jazz festival in the U.S. in January, it is designed to attract new winter visitors and local residents to a destination event featuring world-class jazz in historic downtown Tucson. Last year, the festival created $1.1 million in economic impact and 28% of the 10,000 festival attendees were from outside of the Tucson area. The average daytime high temperature during the 2015 festival was 71.5 degrees.
The guest of honor is saxophonist Jimmy Heath who will perform his arrangements with the Tucson Jazz Institute’s award-winning Ellington Band at the opening concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre on January 14. Other acts at the festival include: The Rad Trads, Kermit Ruffins, King Solomon Hicks, pianist Jon Weber, Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and Byron Stripling with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Former Tucsonans, now living in New York City will serve as opening acts or play in the clubs. Those include Arthur Vint, Mike Eckroth and Arthur Migliazza.
A free daylong festival, the Downtown Jazz Fiesta, will be held on Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Martin Luther King Day, with jazz on two stages: local Latin jazz bands including Orkesta Mendoza and local jazz stars. Violinist Jenny Scheinman and guitarist Tony Scherr will be one of many ensembles playing in indoor venues throughout the day. Also on the opening weekend, more than 100 jazz students from across the southwest will be in town for a High School Jazz Band Invitational with workshops sponsored by the festival.
Tickets are available at tucsonsymphony.com or call 520-882-8585. Jazz in January is the non-profit created in 2014 to organize and present the festival. The title sponsor is HSL Properties, a locally owned company founded in 1975, that acquires, owns, operates and develops properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas. Gold sponsors are Visit Tucson and Madden Media.
The festival will promote local jazz at restaurants and businesses in the week leading up to the festival kick-off and an exhibit of the work of noted jazz photographer Herman Leonard will be at The Etherton Gallery in downtown Tucson.
Joe Chambers Outlaw Band
Joe Chambers- vibraphone and drums
Ira Coleman- bass
Bobby Sanabria- drums, misc. percussion
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall
60th & Broadway, NYC.
February 23-24, 2016
Set Times 7:30 and 9:30
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|JOE CHAMBERS has
worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last
several decades and is a recognized perfomer and composer whose works
have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman
and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has
performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter,
McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy
Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more. Chamber’s credits include
Hubbard’s “Breaking Point,” Hutcherson’s “Components,” Shorter’s
“Schizophrenia.” and “Etcetera,” Hill’s “Compulsion,” and Tyner’s
“Tender Moments,” as well as Archie Shepp’s “New Thing at Newport,”
Charles Mingus’ “Like a Bird,” Chick Corea’s “Tones for Joan’s Bones,”
and many others. Chambers’ compositions have been covered by Hutcherson,
Hubbard and M’Boom; he has also contributed to soundtracks for several
Spike Lee films, including “Mo’ Better Blues.” Chambers is the first
Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in Department of Music
at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His most recent
recording is “Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live” of Dizzy’s
Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2120, released May 2012 and was
nominated for a Grammy in 2013.
RICK GERMANSON is a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City Jazz scene. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rick relocated to New York in 1998 after winning the Grand Prize at The American Pianists' Association Jazz Piano Competition. In addition to having four recordings out as a leader, Rick has also been documented on fifty recordings as a sideman with many of the top musicians in jazz today.
IRA COLEMAN has performed with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jessye Norman, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., Barbara Hendricks, Branford Marsalis, Betty Carter, Kathleen Battle, Tony Williams, Baaba Maal, Michel LeGrand, Billy Taylor, Cab Calloway, Billy Cobham, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Ensemble, The Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington and many other artists.
BOBBY SANABRIA – drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and 7X Grammy nominee as a leader–has performed with a veritable Who’s Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O’Farrill, Candido, and Yomo Toro,
A Holiday Jam Session
For quite a few years, every time the Holidays came around, my aunt Clara would always ask me when I was going to do a record of Christmas Carols. Finally, one Sunday afternoon I called some of my musician friends and asked them to come to the home studio of another friend for a Holiday Jam Session. I called the tunes on the spot and recorded most of them in one take. No arrangements, no overdubs, no pre-production; only a spontaneous expression of love of family and friends through familiar, timeless songs. After many year of sharing these songs only with family and friends, I’ve decided to share this private recording with all of you.