Saturday, April 3, 2010

George Garzone & The Joe Cohn Trio live @ Palio Bar, April 9

Saxophonist George Garzone returns by popular demand to perform with guitarist Joe Cohn's trio for another special evening of music at the Palio Bar at Piano Due, 151 West 51st Street in New York on Friday, April 9 from 8 pm - 11:30 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 among others.

Bassist Essiet Okon Essiet began his musical studies at age 10 with the violin. Four years later he switched to the bass viol. In 1982 he met Don Moye and joined his quartet. That same year he met and joined Adullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) on and off for six years. In 1988 he joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers until Art's passing in 1990. Since then Essiet has performed and recorded with many other reknowned artists. Essiet also leads his group called IBO, a Nigerian Jazz Project.

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