Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christian Fabian's Septet at Gillespie Auditorium, NY, Nov. 10

Join Bassist Christian Fabian and his Septet for a CD Release party for his latest CD “Keys in Ascension” on Tuesday, November 10 at Jazz Tuesdays in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Bahá'í Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway). The members of the Septet are Don Friedman on Piano, Wally “Gator” Watson on Drums, Audrey Welber on Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Cleave Guyton on Alto Saxophone and Flute, Brad Mason on Trumpet and Fluegelhorn, and Eric Goletz on Trombone. There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30 PM.

A permanent member of the Lionel Hampton Big Band since 1997, bassist Christian Fabian releases a fabulous new CD "Keys in Ascension" on CAP Records after his worldwide acclaimed debut "Of The Essence" on Spice Rack Records November 2008, "The Masters Return!"on Cap Records October 2007,"Curtain Of Life"on Spice Rack Records April 2007 and"Across The Tracks"on CAP Records in 2006.

October 2009– Christian Fabian, long time bassist for the Lionel Hampton Big Band, announces the release of his new CD featuring an All Star line up of Don Friedman Piano and Willard Dyson on Drums with special guest appearances by tenor & soprano saxophonists Ada Rovatti, alto saxophonists and flute Cleave Guyton, trombonist Elliot Manson and trumpet and fluegelhorn Brad Mason, presenting an exciting mix of original and standard songs, featuring Christian Fabian this time as arranger and composer for 4 horns.

"Christian and I became friends when we both did some gigs with the great Lionel Hampton.Even though we didn't know each other at the time we struck up an immediate friendship. I was glad that Christian asked me to take part in this project. Most of the music here is composed and arranged by Christian, and his talent shines through in both areas, not to mention his bass playing. The atmosphere at the session was very relaxed and Christian made sure that we all had a chance to show our creative abilities"–Don Friedman

Watch for this fabulous CD in October on CAP (Consolidated Artist Records), one of America's leading, up and coming independent record labels for contemporary jazz and bebop music.

Christian Fabian, born in Sweden and raised in Germany, studied at the Maastricht Conservatory with the principal bass player from the Concertgebouw Symphony Orchestra. He has performed throughout Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Hungary. After receiving a scholarship to Boston's Berklee College of Music, he settled in the USA and graduated with a degree in performance and Film scoring Magna Cum Laude in the year 2000. He has since become one of the most sought after bassists on the US jazz scene while receiving numerous awards. He also studied with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Taylor, Mike Longo and other Jazz Greats. Aside from becoming an Artist in Residence at the University of Massachusetts Mr. Fabian has performed with such jazz notables as Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Owens, Gary Burton, John La Porta, Elvin Jones, Cheryl Bentyne , Ed Thigpen, Makoto Ozone, Chaka Khan, Bob Mintzer, Charlie Mariano, Rick Margitza, Gloria Gaynor and The Mike Longo Big Band.

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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)

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