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Dizzy Gillespie would be turning 100 on Saturday, October 21st and Jazz Haven will be celebrating his birthday with performances by Dizzy’s former guitarist Ed Cherry.
The Ed Cherry Trio will close out Jazz Week New Haven 2017 with a two-set performance at Cafe Nine in New Haven on Saturday, October 21 at 10:00 – 11:00 pm and again at 11:30 pm – 12:30 am. Tickets are $15.00. The trio features Ed Cherry on guitar, Pat Bianchi on organ and Anwar Marshall on drums. Cafe Nine is located at 250 State Street, corner of Crown, in New Haven. Doors open at 8:30 pm. There will be an opening act from 9:00 to 9:45 pm. You must be 21 or over to attend this event. Jazz Week New Haven is produced by Jazz Haven and runs from Saturday, October 14 through Saturday, October 21.
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Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Ed Cherry moved to New York in 1978 to play guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992 performing in Gillespie’s quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Gillespie died in 1993, and Cherry released his first recording as a leader, ‘First Take’ (Groovin’ High). That same year, Ed recorded with Paquito D’Riveras’ small group which recorded “Havana Cafe” (Chesky Records). Ed also worked with composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill for two years and recorded three cds with Henry’s ‘Very Very Circus’ group.
In 1995, Cherry released his second project as a solo artist, entitled A Second Look (Groovin’ High Records). During that same period Ed worked with Hammond organist John Patton recording three critically acclaimed cds with Patton’s quartet-‘Blue Planet Man’,’Minor Swing’ and ‘This ones for Jah'(DIW). From 1997 to 1998, Cherry worked in Roy Hargrove’s “Crisol” Latin jazz band, which performed in Havana, Cuba. During this same period, he also worked w/baritone saxophonist, Hamiett Bluiett, recording Bluiett’s cd ‘With Eyes Wide Open’ on Justin-Time records.In 2001, Cherry toured Europe for the first time with his own group. He also released his cd, ‘The Spirit Speaks’ on the Canadian Justin Time Records label, inspired by the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith with whom he had also recently worked.Ed was asked to perform at the ‘Vodaphone Madarao Jazz festival’in 2002 in Madarao Japan with his quartet featuring trumpeter Jon Faddis.
More recently , Ed toured with the great Hammond organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, recording one critically acclaimed cd, ‘In The Beginning’ on Pilgrimage Records in 2012.
Currently Ed has a brand new second recording released on Posi-Tone Records. (‘It’s All Good’ his first release in 2012 for Posi-Tone stayed in the JazzWeek charts for 3 months) his second recording for the label is titled “Soul Tree” ( release date February 19 2016 ) featuring Kyle Koehler on Hammond B3 organ and drummer Anwar Marshall. As of this pre release date, it’s already gathering rave reviews.
Ed continues to work nationally and internationally ; concerts, workshops, jazz clubs.
Jazz trumpeter Nick DiMaria and his group will perform at Cave A Vin Winebar on Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 to 11:00 pm as part of the JAZZ WEEK NEW HAVEN 2017 series produced by Jazz Haven. This event is free with your drink or meal. Cave A Vin is located at 975 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Nick DiMaria – trumpet, Andrew Kosiba – piano, Gianni Moreno – bass, and Joshua Carruthers – drums.
Tony Dioguardi & Friends lead the weekly jazz jam at Cafe 9. This event is part of Jazz Week New Haven 2017.
The Herb Wilson Trio will perform at Cave A Vin Winebar on Friday, October 20 from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. The group consists of Herb on tenor sax, Henry Lugo on bass and Chris Morrison on guitar. FREE with your drink or meal. This event is part of the JAZZ WEEK NEW HAVEN 2017 series being offered by Jazz Haven. Cave A Vin is located at 975 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
Grammy nominated jazz organist Brian Charette will lead the Jazz Haven Sessions jam at Three Sheets as part of the Jazz Week New Haven 2017 series. Along with Brian on organ, Steve Davis will be featured on guitar.
New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award and has climbed to 4th place in The Critic’s Poll main organ category. In 2015 Brian also won The Hot House Magazine’s Fan’s Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York. His last Positone Records recording, Once and Future, reached #17 on the Jazz Week chart and was also on the Itunes new music Top 20. This Summer, Brian just released his new Circuit Bent Organ trio recording, Kürrent, featuring Ben Monder and will have a traditional Jazz organ trio release coming out on Steeplechase Records in Fall 2017.
Charette was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1972, and was introduced to music by his mother, Catherine. By the age of 17, he was playing with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson and Houston Person. Since graduating on the Dean’s List from UConn in 1994 with a BA in Music, Charette has been performing extensively in Europe and the USA with his home base being the East Village, NYC. Brian is a staple of the downtown NYC scene working with virtually everyone who plays with an organist.
The amazing Giacomo Gates will kick off JAZZ WEEK NEW HAVEN 2017 with an appearance at the Lyric Hall Theatre in New Haven on Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Jazz Week New Haven is produced by Jazz Haven and runs from Saturday, October 14 through Saturday, October 21. This event will sell out so get your tickets early.
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Lyric Hall Theatre is located at 827 Whalley Avenue in the Westville area of New Haven 06515. 203-389-8885. Parking is on street or in the municipal lot just a short walk away. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
What is it that separates a “jazz singer” from the wannabes? While many people are known as or call themselves jazz singers, only a handful truly merit the name. Giacomo Gates, whose latest album What Time Is It? is his seventh (and fourth for Savant Records), is one of the chosen few. Why? Well, as the saying goes, if you have to ask . . . Jack Bowers
Giacomo Gates digs interesting songs that, more often than not, have a clever twist to them. What he delivers—and what you hear—is not always what you expect. – Ken Frankling
Gates still doesn’t get the attention, even within our insular jazz world, that I think he deserves. If you haven’t heard him before, “What Time Is It?” is a great place to start. – Curt’s Jazz Cafe
Giacomo Gates sings like the life he’s lived; he was a blue collar worker before changing careers to sing like a world wise sage. This latest album of his is simply delightful, a mix of stories, advice and observations on life through song. –George Harris
Gates uses classic jazz phrasing, laidback bebop scats and cool vocalese to get his message across; to find musical answers to life’s perplexing questions. -Suzanne Lorge
Giacomo Gates is a singular figure in today’s jazz scene, and once again he delivers an irresistibly magic collection of jazz vocalizing. – Joe Lang
Gary Grippo & Friends will lead the weekly jazz jam at Cafe 9. This event is part of Jazz Week New Haven 2017.