Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Charli Persip's Big Band returns, tonight, to NY

Experience the exciting sound of jazz drummer Charli Persip's Big Band, "Supersound", returning to Jazz Tuesdays in response to popular demand, tonight, September 23! There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

An excellent drummer both in big bands and combos, Charli Persip gained initial recognition for his work with Dizzy Gillespie's big band and quintet (1953-58). In 1959 he formed his own group, the Jazz Statesmen, which featured a young Freddie Hubbard. Persip appeared on many record sessions in the 1950s and '60s with such players as Lee Morgan, Dinah Washington, Red Garland, Gil Evans, Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gene Ammons and Archie Shepp among others and was with Billy Eckstine during 1966-73.

He has been drum and music instructor for Jazzmobile for fifteen years (and still going strong), is Associate Professor of Jazz at Queensboro Community College, has a highly successful private practice, and recently published a book entitled “How Not To Play Drums”. He has led his big band Supersound (formerly known as Superband) since the early '80s. The musical direction of Supersound presents the total spectrum of African American music-commonly referred to as Jazz-from the Bebop era to the present and beyond. Fans of all ages have thoroughly enjoyed listening to and, yes - even dancing - to the music of Supersound.

Supersound’s library consists of unique arrangements on both standards and original compositions by some of today’s most outstanding writers.

Admission is 15.00, $10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.
Up & Coming Shows
Fall 2008 at Jazz Tuesdays

September 30:
Afro Peruvian & Latin Jazz Vocalist Corina Bartra

October 7:
Gary Morgan’s Latin Big Band: PanAmericana!

October 14:
Jazz & Blues Vocalist Antoinette Montague & the Mike Longo Trio

October 21:
Mike Longo’s NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble
With special guests Trumpeter Jimmy Owens and Vocalist Annie Ross
And archival film footage of Dizzy Gillespie’s 70th Birthday Celebration at Wolf Trap

October 28:
Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree’s Quartet
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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