Every Monday 8.30pm
Monday March 6th
(Piano & Vocals)
Monday March 13th
Wayne Tucker & Guest
Wayne Tucker is a Trumpet/Composer/Arranger/Teacher from Syracuse, NY. He is a full-time professional musician based in New York City, and a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman. He has played with many of today's current Jazz stars like Bob Mintzer, Cyrille Aimee and Delfayo Marsalis, pop legend Elvis Costello and even the popular Haitian band Djet-X. He has performed at some of the worlds greatest venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Birdland, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Ravinia Festival and The Kennedy Center. Wayne has also performed at clubs and festivals all over the world in places like Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Colombia, Korea, Martinique and Guadeloupe and The Domincan Republic. He has studied under many great trumpeters including George Coble, Jon Faddis, Scott Wendholt and Jim Rotondi. Additionally Wayne was a participant in the 2009 & 2011 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, 2009 National Trumpet Competition, 2009 & 2011 Steans Institute, 2005 New York All-State, 2003 Essentially Ellington and more. He can be seen performing around the New York area with many of today's current and up and coming jazz stars.
Monday March 20th
Clotilde is a French vocalist, improviser, song-writer, performer, flutist, and educator. She entered the Conservatoire aged five and studied music for fifteen years, focusing on flute and singing.Her artistic approach stands at the crossroad of various musical influences. She blends together Latin, African, pop sounds and jazz improvisation, attesting to the wonderful melting pot that is jazz.
Poetry and the inner music of words also hold a key place in her artistic world. Clotilde aims above all to challenge what can be done with song and with the voice in order to reach her full expression, escaping from standard configurations to express her love for freedom.
“Her true purpose: challenging both song and voice in order to reach their full expression.” Obari Toshio – JazzCritics (JP)
Monday March 27
Wayne Batchelor is one of NYC's most versatile and experienced bassists.
Wayne began his career at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, on the post-graduate program, where he specialized in the double bass and electric bass. He spent eight successful years as part of London’s music scene, working with artists such as saxophonist, Courtney Pine and guitarist, Ronny Jordan among numerous others. He played regularly with the Reggae Philharmonic, and Portuguese jazz pianist, Bernardo Sassetti.
In 2016 Wayne played the month-long Summit Tour with The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6. Wayne’s fifteen-year collaboration with vocalist Nnenna Freelon has taken him to numerous international festivals, performances at the Kennedy Center and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and he played on three of her six Grammy-nominated albums. Wayne’s diverse talents have led him to tour and record extensively with the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, and he has recorded with acclaimed reggae drummer, Sly Dunbar, and with Bob Marley’s saxophonist, Dean Fraser.