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  • For more information, please visit - https://www.soapboxgallery.org/events/mark-soskin-duo
  • In my office there hangs a postcard-sized photograph of Sonny Rollins — captured, I'm sure, in the midst of the umpteenth amazing chorus of some standard…
  • Betty Soskin's career with the National Park Service began in 2000 after attending a presentation on a plan to create the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif.
  • Betty Reid Soskin has seen World War II, the civil rights movement, and lived "lots and lots of lives." The 92-year-old shares what she's learned with guest host Celeste Headlee.
  • Dave Wilson: Tenor and Soprano Saxophone Kirk Reese: Piano Blake Meister: Acoustic Bass Frank Russo: Drums Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, bandleader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a highly active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own contemporary jazz groups and as a sideman. The Dave Wilson Quartet is a Contemporary Jazz group whose aim is to further and bring to fruition the music and vision of Dave Wilson, the artist. Defying categorization, the music is "what sounds good, is what is true to our artistic vision, and can communicate with the audience on a deep level...it's jazz". Wilson has worked with pianists Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Phil Markowitz, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese; bassists Tony Marino, Blake Meister, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bill Goodwin, Frank Russo. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Tim Warfield, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey), among others. The Dave Wilson Quartet’s fourth release There Was Never (ZOHO), featured an all-star lineup of Bobby Avey-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, Alex Ritz-Drums (members of the Dave Liebman Group), for 6 weeks in 2016 was in the top 50 of the nation-wide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown, reaching a high of #18 in the nation, received 3 stars in the February 2016 issue of Downbeat Magazine, and was placed in nomination for a Grammy. One Night at Chris’ (Dave Wilson Music) is the fifth release of The Dave Wilson Quartet, recorded live at the famous Chris’ Jazz Cafe ‘in Philadelphia and released in the summer of 2019. Featuring Dave on Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and his working band of Kirk Reese – Piano (East Coast Legend); Tony Marino - Acoustic Bass; Dan Monaghan – Drums (Legendary Philadelphia drummer). From writer Bill Milkowski. “The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.” Achieving “Chartbound” status (top 50 nationwide), on jazz radio, and garnering positive reviews, One Night at Chris is perhaps Dave’s greatest work, yet! The album made the WRTI-FM, Philadelphia Jazz Radio Station “Jazz Album of the Week”, the week of August 26th, 2019. We have a new live recording coming out this spring, featuring, among other selections, several contemporary renditions of John Coltrane recordings, titled Stretching Supreme. Showtime is 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/11 pm GMT Streaming cost is $10 Donations are welcomed. The link will be revealed to you 15 minutes before the show and will remain active through June 1
  • Roseanna Vitro is an accomplished jazz vocalist, producer, educator and. recording artist. She has released fourteen critically acclaimed albums on; Concord Records, Telarc, Challenge, nl., and Motema labels, achieving a Grammy nomination in 2012 for "The Music of Randy Newman." Her recent cd on Skyline Records is the re-release of her first vinyl, "Listen Here" featuring Kenny Barron's Trio, which reached #17 on the jazz charts with rave reviews. "Sing a Song of Bird" The Music of Charlie Parker is in the Q for release at the end of this year. Vitro has toured as a featured artist on every continent but Antarctica, including two tours as a Jazz Ambassador for The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center in partnership with the US State Dept. As a teacher, she developed a four-year vocal jazz program for New Jersey City University, SUNY Purchase, and NJPAC over the course of twenty years. As a jazz advocate, she has produced records for fellow singers and musicians, chaired seminars for Jazz Times conventions, lectured and presented clinics globally, and is devoted to documenting the life experience of jazz singers through her column in JazzTimes. http://www.RoseannaVitro.com Supporting Musicians: Sheila Jordan has carried on the music of Charlie Parker since she was a teenage girl listening to Charlie play in a NYC bar. Sheila sings her stories of bebop with authentic bebop scat, soulful ballads that make you cry before she finishs a set swinging and singing "Sheila's Blues. "Following are a few of her awards : 2018 8th SATCHMO Award, 2018 Bistro Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz; 2017 Jazz Legends Distinguished Achievement Award from the UMass Fine Arts Center and the Valley Jazz Network. https://www.sheilajordanjazz.com/about Marion Cowings embodies and extraordinary voice, interpreting jazz music with clear diction and heart. Jon Hendricks loved Marion's scat singing and sang with Marion many times. Frequently you will see and hear Marion's workshops and concerts at Lincoln Center. We are thrilled to have Marion join,"Sing a Song of Bird." https://marioncowings.com/ Gary Bartz is one of the few alto sax players who's lived Charlie Parker's music, studied, played and teaches true bebop. McCoy Tyner preferred Gary Bartz as his alto player touring and recording, Gary's compositions and recordings are well known in the jazz world. He is a master musician. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Bartz Pianist Alan Broadbent is a two-time Grammy Award Winning Pianist, Arranger and Composer who plays with great depth in feeling and swing. He hails from Auckland, New Zealand, now residing in New Jersey and Performs in New York frequently. It is an honor to have Mr. Broadbent in the piano chair for Sing a Song of Bird. Check out his new recording! https://www.alanbroadbent.com/ Dean Johnson bassist is an extraordinary soloist and swings hard. Dean is part of several groups, notably Paul Jost's recent projects. He can be heard with Art Lande. As bassist for vocalist Roseanna Vitro, Dean has performed as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador in the Balkans, Kazahkstan and Kyrgystan, as well as a live recording at the Kennedy Center featuring pianist Kenny Werner, and a recording project celebrating the music of Randy Newman featuring Mark Soskin, nominated for a Grammy in 2012. Dean is an asset in any group! Alvester Garnett is heir to the legacy of the great Billy Higgins. He swings with joy and style. Alvester is the first call for many great artists. He has appeared on Great Performances on PBS in a tribute to Kurt Weill. Garnett has played with Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Regina Carter, Clark Terry, Pharoah Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Teddy Edwards, James Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Charenee Wade, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson. Source:: http://www.RoseannaVitro.com
  • Mark Adamy is a multitalented keyboardist and vocalist who works with artists around the globe as a live performer and recording artist. This includes his own band: The Mark Adamy Band, which is a group of accomplished musicians that has thrilled listeners with its original stylings fusing pop, rock, jazz, R&B, world, and spiritual music.
    Mark has enjoyed popularity as a sought-after talent for special events, productions, and performances. Mark has won honors including Entertainer of the Year and Boston Music award nominations. He has shared the stage with greats like Chaka Khan, James Brown, The Four Tops, John-Lee Hooker, Pieces of a Dream, Howard Hewitt, Phil Driscoll, Phil Keaggy, Roger Humphries, and many others. Mark has played in many Broadway productions as well as music directing off-Broadway productions in NYC.
    Mark's concert credentials are extensive with acts such as the Coasters, the Cadillacs, Ink Spots, Jive Five, Silhouettes, Marvellettes, the Charelles, and guitarist Billy Davis. He has jammed with jazz artists such as Warren Hill, Makoto Ozone, Darren Lyons Group, and Lee Robinson at venues ranging from New York’s Russian Tea Room and Knitting Factory to Boston’s Symphony Hall
    As always, the Salem Roadhouse Café is live, intimate, up front, and personal. All ages are welcome.
    • Mark Adamy Band: 15 April 2023.
    • SALEM ROADHOUSE CAFÉ, 829 Salem Rd., Union, NJ 07083
    • Doors open 7:15PM. Show starts at 8:00PM.
    • Admission: $20.00. Admission includes show, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert.
    Plan now for an evening of great music in Northern New Jersey’s Most Intimate Coffeehouse™.
  • New to the Roadhouse Café, Mark Adamy is a multitalented keyboardist and vocalist who works with artists around the globe as a live performer and recording artist. This includes his own band: The Mark Adamy Band, which is a group of accomplished musicians that thrill listeners with original stylings fusing pop, rock, jazz, R&B, world, and spiritual music. Mark has won honors including Entertainer of the Year and Boston Music award nominations. He has shared the stage with greats like Chaka Khan, James Brown, The Four Tops, John-Lee Hooker, Pieces of a Dream, Howard Hewitt, Phil Driscoll, Phil Keaggy, Roger Humphries, and many others. Mark has played in many Broadway productions as well as music directing off-Broadway productions in NYC.
  • Saxophonist Mark Gross will be in concert at the Englewood Public Library on Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. on the library’s front plaza. This will be the 8th installment in the library’s 10th annual jazz concert series “Jazz Under the Stars.” The concert series is free and open to the public. No registration is needed, but library parking is very limited. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church one block north at 113 Engle St.
    Mark credits his prolific sound to the rich appreciation for Gospel music he gew up with in Baltimore. After developing his interests in classical music at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Mark studied four years at Berklee College of Music and got his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance.
    Mark has performed on Broadway as well as in movies and TV. Among Mark's credits include "Five Guys Named Moe", "Malcolm X", "Boardwalk Empire" and "Annie."
    Among those Mark has toured with include Nat Adderley, Dave Holland, Mulgrew Miller, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Regina Carter and Lionel Hampton.
    For further information, visit the Library’s website at www.englewoodlibrary.org. The Englewood Library is located at 31 Engle St., Englewood, N.J.
    The lineup for the rest of the jazz series is as follows:
    August 18--Chris Beck
    August 25--Sharp Radway
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