Program

Friday, June 9 2017

Vinny Valentino - Hector Martignon Quartet

Friday, June 09
8PM One Night Only, One Show Only

Join Vinny Valentino and Hector Martignon for a special one night only performance at the Zinc Bar, featuring compositions by Hector and Vinny with James Genus on bass and Donald Edwards on drums.

Since 2006 Vinny has been the guitarist for the long-standing fusion group, Vital Information, which boasts legendary drummer Steve Smith as its founder and leader. Vinny are featured on every recording since joining the band. Vinny continues to redefine musical genres, to the acclaim of audiences worldwide. His international debut recording, The Distance Between Two Lines, shot straight up the charts to #2 and stayed on the national charts for more than 14 weeks—an unprecedented achievement for a first international release. Paul Anthony of Jazz Unlimited called it “one of the top five albums of 1993.”

Normally seen with his own band "Foreign Affair," Hector's abilities as a pianist have always been enriched by his interest in varied musical genres as both a performer and composer. Martignon has composed, orchestrated, produced, performed and recorded music in a wide spectrum of genres, from Classical and Crossover, to Jazz and World Music, to Rock and Pop. His five albums as a leader, two as co-leader (MOZART’s BLUE FANTASIES and BACH’s SECRET FILES) as well as his work on over a hundred albums, scores for five feature films, three Broadway Musicals and multiple other projects, showcase his wide-ranging area of expertise.

Valery Ponomarev "Our Father Who Art Blakey" Big Band

Friday, June 09
10 PM & Midnight

"Our Father Who Art Blakey," aka Valery Ponomarev Jazz Big Band –

- aka VPJBB - is the "best kept secret" on the modern jazz horizon today. The music of the band projects into the future the spirit set forth by the best Blue Note Artists of the 50s and 60s, covering the transformation of acoustic jazz music from those times until today.

 

The musicians in the band are the most respected and successful young musicians on the jazz scene today. But regardless of who is in the band at the present moment, the music of the band, from the very first sounds, mesmerizes the audience. It doesn't take long before sparkles in the form of applause, tapping feet, shaking heads, yelling and screaming start flying around the air in response to the music. From the audience - back to the stage, from the stage to the audience and back again. By the end of a concert, an alternating current is set at its highest peak, reigning supreme. Musicians, music and the audience blend in one dazzling alloy where it doesn't matter what component of the alloy you are, as long as you are a part of it. Long after a performance is over, the listener is still under the spell, reliving again and again the magic of creating beauty.

This is the kind of a band which reminds the audience that emotion, ability to think and feel, not computer generated artificiality, puts us humans one whole step above the rest of the Animal Kingdom.

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82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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