Friday, October 30, 2009

Gene Bertoncini @ Jazz Standard, Nov 5

Thursday, November 5, don't miss the Gene Bertoncini Trio @ THE JAZZ STANDARD (116 E. 27th St., btw Park & Lex)

Gene Bertoncini – guitar
Sean Smith – bass
Rich DeRosa – drums

Back in March, jazz guitar great Gene Bertoncini left our audience spellbound when he performed with a string quartet. My dear friend Gene plays solo acoustic on most of his local gigs, but for this special one-nighter “the Segovia of jazz” has recruited the sensitive and swinging rhythm section of bassist Sean Smith and drummer Rich DeRosa. One of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists on the scene today, Gene Bertoncini has gigged and/or recorded with instrumentalists ranging from Benny Goodman to Wayne Shorter, as well as with Hubert Laws, Michel Legrand, Lalo Schifrin, Paul Desmond, Ronnie Foster, Luiz Bonfá, Edson Machado and Michael Moore, and with such superstar singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and Nancy Wilson.

Tickets $25- sets at 7:30 & 9:30 (212 576 2232)

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