Monday, May 25, 2009

Angela DeNiro & Ron Aprea live in NY tomorrow

Join Singer Angela DeNiro and the Ron Aprea Sextet at Jazz Tuesdays when they celebrate the re-release of Angela’s CD “Swingin With Legends” on Tuesday, May 26 in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway. There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Angela DeNiro, a native New Yorker, earned her degree in Music, and is a composer and arranger, as well as vocalist. In addition to Angela's jazz singing and scatting abilities, she has also done extensive studio work, with various jingles to her credit. She is currently performing in New York jazz clubs with saxophonist Ron Aprea. Their quintet features Angela scatting along with the alto saxophone, performing the music of jazz greats Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, and Duke Ellington, as well as such classic composers as Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Tad Dameron, and Michel Legrand.

Ms. DeNiro was the featured opening act at the Seaford Jazz Festival, performing with jazz great Bobby Forrester, and was featured with the Dennis Wilson "All-Star Big Band", whose roster included Jerome Richardson, Benny Powell, Ray Mosca, Earl May, Jimmy Owens, and Spanky Davis. She has performed at the Rainbow Room, and many major New York hotels, and was frequently found rattling the walls at Long Island's favorite jazz club, Sonny's Place.

Ron Aprea,composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist, has performed with Woody Herman, Les Elgart, Tito Puente, Frank Foster, Buddy Morrow, Billy May, Charlie Persip, Nat Adderley, Lionel Hampton, and Louis Armstrong. While with Hamp's band, some of the highlights were a Ramsey Lewis television special, and a recorded concert at the Smithsonian Institute, where Ron's solos were taped and put into their Archives.

Ron was the featured soloist and arranger for performances with Nat Adderley at the world-famous Apollo Theatre, and he also performed at the Paramount Theatre with King Curtis' Big Band. In 1974, Ron recorded with John Lennon and Elton John on the album entitled "Walls and Bridges." The all-star horn section included Howard Johnson, Frank Vicari, and Steve Madeo. Ron was a featured soloist on the jazz-gospel album "Free to Be Free." He also wrote, arranged, and produced his own album, "Positive Energy." Ron had his own TV special on WNYC, and was a featured soloist on Broadway's "Song of Singapore."

Ron's compositions, arrangements, and productions skills can be heard on Angela DeNiro's first CD, "Just For the Fun Of It," as well as her second release, "Angela DeNiro...Swingin' With Legends," featuring Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, and Lew Tabackin.

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 sets: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

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