Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Nick Moran's trio debuts tonight at the Gillespie Auditorium, NYC

Join us for an exciting musical evening tonight, September 18, when guitarist Nick Moran brings his Trio to the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the New York City Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway). The Nick Moran Trio features Nick Moran on Guitar, Ed Withrington on Organ, and Andy Watson on Drums. There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

A native of New York City, Nick Moran began playing trumpet at age 10, switching over to the guitar at 13. He first discovered the music of George Benson at age 15. Other musical influences include Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Nick's study of jazz was informal at first, beginning in 1991 with arranging and ear training classes at the Fachbereich Musik in Mainz, Germany, where he also played guitar and trumpet in the university big band. He returned to New York in 1998 and began formal jazz studies in early 1999, receiving his B.F.A. in Jazz performance from the City College of New York in 2001. His teachers at City College included guitarist Rick Stone, Ray Santos, and Scott Reeves, he did rhythm section studies for two years with bassist Ron Carter and studied composition with pianist/arranger Mike Holober. Moran leads two bands and is also active as a solo performer on seven-string guitar. He performs throughout the New York City area and has played in venues such as Kavehaz, the Brooklyn Museum, the Williamsburg Music Center and the Garage. Musicians he has played with include the Ray Santos Orchestra, trumpeter Shunzo Ohno, bassists Tom Hubbard and Jennifer Vincent, guitarists Adam Rafferty, Rick Stone, Nick Russo and Russ Spiegel, pianist Cliff Korman and Burt Eckoff. Nick is also a recording engineer and producer. He recently completed work on Coba's "Cancion Mandala," the second CD by multi-instrumentalist and composer Sebastian Cruz which was released in October 2006 on Chonta Records. Nick lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Admission is 15.00, 10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.

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

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