Jazz Haven Presents:
Tony Purrone Trio
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Cafe Nine. Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm. 21 and over. Cafe Nine is located at 250 State Street, at the corner of Crown, in downtown New Haven. Tickets are $10 - $12.00. The Tony Purrone Trio features Preston Murphy on bass and NYC Brazilian drummer Graciliano Zambonin.
Tony Purrone is a world class Jazz guitar player, who, over the years, has appeared with many of the top names in the Who’s Who of Jazz. Who could forget his memorable 21 years with Jimmy Heath, or claim not to have heard of these equally legendary “Greats”, all of whom he’s jammed with on many a notable occasion… Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Foster & The Count Basie Band, Freddie Hubbard, Paquito D’Rivera, Pepper Adams, Gerry Mulligan, Randy Brecker, Dave Leibman, Kenny Garrett, Grover Washington, Lenny White, and many more!
“Guitarist co-conspirator Tony Purrone whose chops are so audacious throughout…..his solos elicit howls of giddy laughter from grown six-string aficionados…….in rare form here….his fretboard feats never fail to amaze”……Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine, 2015
“Purrone is consistently stunning, venturing well beyond the fringe, yet with clear direction…spiky, humorous…..will trigger coffee-spitting double takes!!!”…Jeff Potter, Downbeat Magazine, 2016
“One of the world’s greatest guitarists…” ~ Jimmy Heath