Monday, January 25, 2010

George Garzone live in NY with Joe Cohn Trio, Jan 29

The Joe Cohn Trio featuring George Garzone Perform at Piano Due Friday, January 29

"I'm not the master of the sax, George Garzone is." - Michael Brecker

Saxophonist George Garzone, guitarist Joe Cohn and bassist Tom Kennedy come together for one special evening to create a magical mix of music at the Palio Bar @ Piano Due, 151 West 51st Street in New York on Friday, January 29 from 8 pm - 11 pm. No cover charge. For information call (212) 399-9400.

A powerful tenor saxophonist whose adventurous flights with his longtime band the Fringe have made him a legend in the Boston area, George Garzone has spent most of his life as a jazz educator. He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band, and attended music school in Boston. Garzone first formed his trio the Fringe (a group that in the mid-'90s also included founding member Bob Gullotti on drums and bassist John Lockwood) back in 1972. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and gigging with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci, among others.

Joe Cohn, the son of the legendary saxophonist Al Cohn, is one of the today's most creative guitarists - melodically quick witted, harmonically advanced and relentlessly swinging. He has performed with father Al Cohn, Freddy Cole, Bob Mover, Nick Brignola, Artie Shaw, Zoot Sims, Buddy DeFranco, Al Grey, Warren Chiasson, and Carmine Leggio amonf others.

Tom Kennedy has been a first call bassist on the music scene for more than 25 years. He has worked with numerous jazz veterans such as James Moody, Peter Erskine, Bill Watrous, Barney Kessel, David Sanborn, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderly, Freddie Hubbard, and Stan Kenton. An original member of the Dave Weckl Band, Tom is featured on all DWB recordings. Additional credits include performance and recordings with such greats as Al DiMeola, Tania Maria, Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Steve Gadd.

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