Event Details

  • February 19, 2020
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • $25 minimum pp, No Cover
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Event Description

Catherine Dupuis / Jerry Bruno / Russ Kassoff

Legendary Bassist Jerry Bruno’s Centennial Celebration @ SHANGHAI JAZZ!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - with RUSS KASSOFF - PIANO, CATHERINE DUPUIS - VOCALS - 2 Sets 7PM and 8:30PM

After the incredible 99 3/4 Birthday Bash we had for Jerry at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar back in October, Jerry finally after all these hundred years reached the century mark. (Although I think he’s MUCH older due to all the artwork he appears in - Rembrandt, DaVinci, and especially Reubens (with the gals!)

Tom Donohue - the proprietor of the acclaimed Shanghai Jazz reached out to me to see if I could put something together to celebrate Jerry’s first gig since turning 100. Here it is!!!! **** If anyone wants to sit in and participate in any honorarium - please contact me at russkjazzdirector@gmail.com We plan to play standards for the 2 sets and watch you enjoy the great food. (And you can also watch Jerry enjoy the great food - it’s part of the gig!) Anyone can participate - stories, jokes, old times, and music - even bassists who want to give Jerry a little spell!!!! So let me know. These posts will become more regular in the coming weeks.

How often do you get to hear a 100 year old play the bass!?!?!? (I thought so!!!) FROM THE SHANGHAI JAZZ WEBSITE:

Russ Kassoff spent 11 years as Frank Sinatra’s choice pianist from 1980-91 including “Together Again” and “The Ultimate Event” with Frank, Dean, Liza and Sammy. Nowadays he continues to concertize with the beyond words legend - Rita Moreno!!! These gentlemen are, obviously, well versed in the music. They have chosen their good friend and wonderful vocalist, Catherine Dupuis to join them in bringing the tunes to our bandstand. Catherine is a true talent with a long musical career performing all over the great jazz clubs of NYC.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations recommended. - 973.822.2899


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