Monday, December 6, 2010

Frank Perowsky Big Band @ Gillespie Auditorium, NYC, Dec 7

You won't want to miss Woody Herman alumnus Frank Perowsky’s 17-piece Big Band the “Cats & Jammers” with Jazz Vocalists Ms. Niki King and Mr. Ira Hawkins when they make their New York debut at Jazz Tuesdays at the New York City Bahá'í Center on Tuesday, December 7. There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30 pm. Call 212-222-5159 for information and reservations.
Upon graduation from Juilliard in 1958, Frank Perowsky began his professional career in New York City touring with the big bands of Lee Castle, Woody Herman, Les and Larry Elgart, Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Richards, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, and Bill Watrous.

He began writing big band arrangements in 1968 and an early arrangement, “Bouncin’ with Bud” was recorded by Buddy Rich for the “Class of ‘78” album.

Frank has performed on stage with many great performers such as Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson,
Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mel Torme, Billy Eckstine, and Liza Minnelli.

Since 1998 he has been a soloist in Mike Longo’s New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble which has recorded 3 CDs. “Oasis”, recorded in 2004, includes Frank’s original song “Song of my Dream."

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

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