Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tim Armacost & Craig Bailey live in NY, Dec. 16

Help us welcome Tim Armacost and Craig Bailey for the last concert of 2008 when they bring the Brooklyn Big Band to "Jazz Tuesdays" next Tuesday, December 16 in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway). There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30.

Saxophonists Tim Armacost and Craig Bailey formed the Brooklyn Big Band to harness the powerful energy of a core group of musicians who were regulars at Bailey’s Dean Street jam session in the early nineties. Their vision has resulted in an explosive live recording from New York’s famed club, Sweet Rhythm. The co-leaders are committed to presenting new music primarily written and arranged by group members. Performances are marked by an electric mixture of exceptional rhythm section playing, spontaneous creation of compositional elements, and disciplined ensemble work.

The BBB had its first regular engagement in the spring and summer of 2001, playing at Caviar, a new music club near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. One of the early performances was profiled by the WB, New York Television’s channel 11, for its evening newscast. After a hiatus, the group had its second weekly gig at Atlantic Avenue’s Po’k Knockers, for most of the year 2003. The band had its Manhattan debut in the summer of 2004, with two sold out Monday nights at Sweet Rhythm. The success of the Manhattan shows has led to regular performances at Sweet Rhythm. In the summer of 2007, the BBB performed a program of famed producer Teo Macero’s music at Birdland, which became one of the final performances attended by Mr. Macero before his passing at the end of the year.

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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