Program

Friday, August 17 2018

Steve Carrington Quartet featuring Cyrus Chestnut on piano

Friday, August 17
7pm & 8:30pm

The vibrant, full-bodied sound that emerges from Steve Carrington’s saxophone is at once old-school and avant-garde. From his childhood in East Baltimore to his tour of duty in the United States Army… from his dedicated musicianship to his medical scholarship… Steve’s lifetime of varied experiences yield a signature musical style that is dynamic, powerful, and deeply spiritual. The depth of his interpretation… the confidence in his approach… his rich, expressive tone… all conspire to stir the soul.

Here’s how Chick Corea described the experience of hearing the Jazz Healer play. After inviting Steve to sit in on a recent performance at New York’s legendary Blue Note, he said: “Keep that big, beautiful smile and that big, beautiful sound.”

Steve’s big sound and even bigger smile change the energy in any venue, from a low-key, late-night gig at The Fat Cat, to an elegant, early-evening concert at the Atrium in Jazz at Lincoln Center. While playing, Steve causes his tenor sax to chuckle. While pausing to listen to his bandmates, he can’t help but accompany them with his unmistakable, infectious laughter — it’s a musical instrument all by itself!

Bill Warfield Big Band

Friday, August 17
10pm & Midnight

The Bill Warfield Big Band was founded January 11, 1985. The members of this group represent the finest Jazz and studio musicians in the NYC metropolitan area.

The group’s first recording, “New York City Jazz” on Interplay Records, was released in 1990 to much critical acclaim. We have subsequently released “The City Never Sleeps” Seabreeze Records, 1994, “Nomad” with Dave Stryker on Steeplechase in 1995, “A Faceless Place” on Laurel Hill Records in 2005, “Duff’s Blues” with Gene Ludwig on 18th and Vine in 2008 and “Trumpet Story” with Randy Brecker on Planet Arts Network in 2014.

The group has performed in many of the major Jazz Clubs in NYC including Birdland, Blue Note and Iridium. The group’s focus is on creative projects centering on original compositions and arrangements of standards and classic Jazz compositions.

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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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