On Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 pm, the Celebration and Remembrance of the Life of Esdras Lubin – the beloved late bassist from NYC and New Haven who recently passed away. Featuring Bruce Barrett on piano, Gary Grippo on guitar, Jeff Fuller on bass and others. It will be held at the Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT.
“BEBOP FOR ES“ — DEDICATED TO THE LOVING MEMORY OF ESDRAS LUBIN — THE MARK KAPLAN JAZZ QUINTET AT NEXT DOOR THIS THURSDAY!
In loving remembrance of Esdras Lubin, The Mark Kaplan Jazz Quintet is dedicating our performance at Next Door to “Es” — this Thursday, November 16th, 175 Humphrey Street, New Haven, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The above photo is of a gig I played with Es (background) at Best Video back in January — I can’t tell you what it meant to be his bandmate and friend! I’ll be joined by guest artists Ralph Rosen on chromatic harmonica, and Gary Grippo on guitar. Holding down the fort will be the great rhythm section of Adam Anderson, bass, and John Rispoli, drums. This will be a bittersweet event, as so many of us are grieving the loss of a giant of a man — a great friend, beautiful soul and superb musician. Sure hope to see y’all!