JWQ Showcase 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

USA; JAZZ @ THE MAVERICK Saturday, July 1st 8 pmArturo O’Farrill Quintet


2017 JAZZ SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 1, 2017 8 pm
Arturo O’Farrill Quintet

Saturday, July 15, 2017 8 pm
Bill Charlap Trio

Saturday, July 29, 2017   8 pm
Eldar Djangirov Trio

Jazz at the Maverick
Saturday, September 2, 2017   8 pm
Karl Berger and the Creative Music Studio™
IN THE SPIRIT OF DON CHERRY

Maverick Concerts
120 Maverick Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498-2503

Tickets & Info
Jazz at the Maverick
Saturday, July 1, 2017 8 pm
Arturo O’Farrill Quintet 
Feat.  Arturo O’Farrill on Piano with sons Zack on Drums and Adam on Trumpet; Bambam Rodriquez on Bass and Livio Almeida on Saxophone 
Five-time Grammy winning Afro-Cuban Jazz legend artfully blends textures and rhythms of South America and the Caribbean. 

This performance is made possible with support from Sally Grossman

General Admission $30               Reserved Seating $55                 Students $5

About Arturo
Five-time Grammy winning pianist, composer, and educator Arturo O’Farrill, is the son of the late, Afro-Cuban jazz legend Chico O’Farrill. He has played with jazz masters Carla Bley, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Lester Bowie and was a long-time music director for Harry Belafonte. Arturo has performed worldwide in high profile performances at the Lincoln Center; Charleston’s Spoleto and Newport and Taiwan’s Taichung Jazz Festivals; and has enjoyed a long-standing residency at New York’s Symphony Space. He has also accompanied Ballet Hispánico and the Malpaso Dance Company, for whom he has written three ballets.  
 
Currently, Arturo’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra continues the tradition of performing every Sunday night at Birdland, which has for decades, been one of the most popular jazz clubs in the country. He travels regularly to Cuba as an informal cultural ambassador, working with Cuban musicians and students, bringing Cuban musicians to the US, and bringing American musicians to Cuba.

His newest album release (August 21, 2015) is Cuba: The Conversation Continues on the Motéma label. This album’s “Afro Latin Jazz Suite” was awarded the 2016 Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition.

With his lightning fast fingers and the ensemble’s hot horns and pulsating rhythms, Arturo O’Farrill’s Jazz at the Maverick is certain to be a high-energy, unforgettable performance.

Hooting and slewing between pan-Latin fusion, American hard bop, swing and classical – O’Farrill blazes with his father’s fire.” 
Ronnie Scott’s, London.


JAZZ AT THE MAVERICK
Saturday, July 15, 2017 8 pm
Bill Charlap Trio
Feat. Bill Charlap on piano, Peter Washington on double bass and Kenny Washington on drums.
Grammy award winning jazz great returns to the Maverick by popular demand.
General Admission $30  Reserved Seating $55                 Students $5

About Bill Charlap
One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Grammy award winner Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of 92Y's Jazz in July Festival in NYC, and in 2017 will celebrate his 13th Anniversary as director. He has also produced concerts for Jazz at the Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap are the recipients of a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop album, for their 2015 release - The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

BILL CHARLAP TRIO: NOTES FROM NEW YORK is out on Impulse! 
Featuring the trio in peak performance, a 5-star Downbeat review hails this performance as, "A master class in class." Lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman said, "Bill Charlap's playing is unique, warm and intelligent. He not only plays the melody - he also plays the lyric. And, for lyric writers, that's as good as it gets.”

Jazz at the Maverick

Saturday, July 29, 2017   8 pm
Eldar Djangirov Trio
Feat. Eldar Djangirov on piano, Raviv Markowitz on bass, and Eric Doob on drums.

"Eldar’s command of his instrument is beyond staggering."  Downbeat Magazine
General Admission $25               Reserved Seating $45                  Students $5

About Eldar Djangirov
When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-’gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of seventeen, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he has had the good fortune to work with jazz masters Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and many others. Through these and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him ultimately to realize his own musical vision.
Eldar has appeared at the Tokyo, Lionel Hampton, Vienna, and Monterey Jazz Festivals to name a few, and has toured extensively worldwide. High profile performances include the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. Eldar has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, Late Night with Conan O’BrienCBS Saturday Early Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also played with the world renowned NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Eldar’s fifth recording, entitled Three Stories, is his first solo piano album and has garnered rave reviews:
  • “This is certainly jazz piano, but it’s the kind that belongs in a recital hall. Djangirov gets to the heart of every song” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
  • “Something special goes on her In Djangirov’s hands, the piano is a dramatic personage” Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “Djangirov’s playing is simply flawless.” Jeff Tamarkin, All Music Guide

Performance Quote:
  • “His command of his instrument is beyond staggering.” Downbeat
Jazz at the Maverick
Saturday, September 2, 2017   8 pm
Karl Berger and the Creative Music Studio - IN THE SPIRIT OF DON CHERRY
General Admission $25                   Reserved Seating $45             Students $5

Jazz at the Maverick presents the CMS Improvisers Octet, exploring themes from some of Don Cherry’s visionary recordings as well as pieces by other composers that follow his lead into “world fusion.” The ensemble’s “In the Spirit of Don Cherry” performance will use pieces from these materials as launching pads for improvised interpretations that weave together jazz, world music and contemporary music.

The ensemble features musicians who played with Cherry including Karl Berger (piano, vibes, leader), Bob Stewart (tuba), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Peter Apfelbaum (reeds, percussion), Graham Haynes (cornet), Ingrid Sertso (vocals); along with Adam Lane (bass) and Tani Tabbal (drums).    

About Don Cherry
Noted for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s, Don Cherry became a pioneer of world-fusion music in the 1960s. During this period, he incorporated various ethnic styles into his playing and composing. Cherry, who died in 1995, was essential to the creation and development of the Creative Music Studio™.  He inspired many of its methodologies, taught many CMS workshops and founded his legendary group, Codona, at CMS. A suite of his is included in CMS Archive Project Selections Vol. 2, released last year.


About The Creative Music Studio and Karl Berger
CMS engages musicians and listeners from all backgrounds and traditions, deepening and transforming their personal experience, understanding, and expression of music as a universal language. Over its 45 year history, hundreds of artists from all over the world representing nearly every style or genre of music have taught and performed at CMS. CMS was founded in 1973 by artistic director Karl Berger, composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, and vibraphonist, along with Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso. The six-time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll and recipient of numerous other awards in the US and Europe, Karl holds a PhD in music esthetics and has been a professor of composition and an artist-in-residence at universities, schools, and festivals worldwide. He has recorded and performed with Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, John McLaughlin, Gunther Schuller, Dave Brubeck, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Pharoah Sanders, and many others.

About Maverick Concerts
Maverick Concerts, Inc., is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Concerts are made possible in part with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Maverick Concerts Endowment Fund; Friends of Maverick; the towns of Woodstock and Hurley; local businesses; individual donors; and other public and private foundations. The Yamaha Disklavier C7X grand piano, the official piano of Maverick Concerts, appears through the generosity of Yamaha Artist Services. The Maverick Concert Hall is listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places as a multi-starred attraction. The hall and grounds have also received an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State.

For further information visit 
www.maverickconcerts.org or contact Kitt Potter, Executive Director at kitt.potter@maverickconcerts.org or 845.679.8217.






Maverick Concerts
120 Maverick Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498-2503
845.679.8217
www.maverickconcerts.org