Monday, May 4, 2015

The Frank Perowsky Jazz Quintet (FPJQ) debuts tomorrow at Gillespie Auditorium

You won't want to miss Woody Herman alumnus Frank Perowsky and his Jazz Quintet (the FPJQ) when they make their debut at to Jazz Tuesdays at the New York City Bahá'í Center tomorow night, May 5. There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30 pm.  Call 212-222-5159 for information and reservations.

The FPJQ features Frank Perowsky on flutes & saxophones, Tim Ouimette on trumpet & flugel, Mike Longo on piano, Jon Burr on bass, and Bruce Cox on drums.  The Quintet will perform jazz classics and Frank Perowsky original compositions.

Upon graduation from Juilliard in 1958, Frank Perowsky began his professional career in New York City touring with the big bands of Lee Castle, Woody Herman, Les and Larry Elgart, Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Richards, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, and Bill Watrous.  He began writing big band arrangements in 1968 and an early arrangement, "Bouncin' with Bud" was recorded by Buddy Rich for the "Class of '78" album.

Frank has performed on stage with many great  performers such as Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mel Torme, Billy Eckstine, and Liza Minnelli.  Since 1998 he has been a soloist in Mike Longo's New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble which has recorded 3 CDs.  "Oasis", recorded in 2004, includes Frank's original song "Song of my Dream - Tribute to Duke".

Admission is 15.00, $10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for
reservations and information.
For more about acts at "Jazz Tuesdays", check out our website at

Jazz Tuesdays
in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
The New York City Baha'i Center
53 East 11 St (between University Place & Broadway)
Two shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

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