Program

Friday, September 21 2018

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Friday, September 21
8pm
Valery Ponomarev is the best kept secret on the modern jazz horizon today. The music of the band projects into the future the spirit set forth by the best Blue Note Artists of the 50s and 60s, covering the transformation of acoustic jazz music from those times until today.

 

The musicians in the band are the most respected and successful young musicians on the jazz scene today. But regardless of who is in the band at the present moment, the music of the band, from the very first sounds, mesmerizes the audience. It doesn't take long before sparkles in the form of applause, tapping feet, shaking heads, yelling and screaming start flying around the air in response to the music. From the audience - back to the stage, from the stage to the audience and back again. By the end of a concert, an alternating current is set at its highest peak, reigning supreme. Musicians, music and the audience blend in one dazzling alloy where it doesn't matter what component of the alloy you are, as long as you are a part of it. Long after a performance is over, the listener is still under the spell, reliving again and again the magic of creating beauty.

This is the kind of a band which reminds the audience that emotion, ability to think and feel, not computer generated artificiality, puts us humans one whole step above the rest of the Animal Kingdom.

Bill Warfield Big Band

Friday, September 21
10pm & Midnight

The Bill Warfield Big Band was founded January 11, 1985. The members of this group represent the finest Jazz and studio musicians in the NYC metropolitan area.

The group’s first recording, “New York City Jazz” on Interplay Records, was released in 1990 to much critical acclaim. We have subsequently released “The City Never Sleeps” Seabreeze Records, 1994, “Nomad” with Dave Stryker on Steeplechase in 1995, “A Faceless Place” on Laurel Hill Records in 2005, “Duff’s Blues” with Gene Ludwig on 18th and Vine in 2008 and “Trumpet Story” with Randy Brecker on Planet Arts Network in 2014.

The group has performed in many of the major Jazz Clubs in NYC including Birdland, Blue Note and Iridium. The group’s focus is on creative projects centering on original compositions and arrangements of standards and classic Jazz compositions.

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82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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