Just Jazz Int. – 2nd NYC/APAP showcase - Jan. 12th 2014
- Flûte Bar & Lounge, Gramercy, 40 East 20th Street New York City, NY 10003 -
6.30 - 7.00 pm Randy Napoleon Trio: - www.randynapoleon.com
Randy Napoleon g., Elias Bailey b., Quentin Baxter d.
Randy Napoleon is one of the most sought after guitarists in New York, «who displays an even balance of swing, soul, and single-line or chord elements that mark an emerging voice dedicated to tradition and universal accessible jazz values». In addition to backing the best, as Michael Buble, Clayton Hamilton Orchestra, Benny Green, and Freddy Cole to name a few, Napoleon leads his own bands in different formations and has released several albums as a leader.
7.00 – 7.45 pm Brianna Thomas Trio - www.briannathomas.com
Brianna Thomas voc., Allyn Johnson p., Yasushi Nakumara b., John Davis d.
A rising star in the jazz realm, Brianna Thomas „may well be the best young straight ahead Jazz singer of her generation“ Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal. Brianna Thomas demonstrates her ability, as only the true greats can. To take a standard and individualize it with such passion, subtlety and adroitness of phrasing that her version becomes a landmark within the song’s interpretive history.
7.55 – 8.45 pm Till Brönner & Trio - www.tillbroenner.com
Till Brönner tp., flh., voc., Jasper Soffers p., Christian von Kaphengst b., David Haynes d.
Two times Grammy nominee and Germanys Nr. 1 Jazz musician, Till Brönner tp., flh, voc (instrumentalist, singer, composer, arranger, band leader, music producer and TV host) has become a fixture on the international festival circuit. He belongs to the world's best horn players of today's Jazz. Till has won several prestigious music prizes for his projects, which connects other styles of music as pop, hip- hop and classical music with jazz. Till has worked with all greats in music world wide.
8.45 – 9.45 pm Freddy Cole Quartet - www.freddycole.com
Freddy Cole voc., p., Randy Napoleon g., Elias Bailey b., Quentin Baxter d.
Masterful vocalist, pianist and „Crooner" Freddy Cole (the younger brother of Nat King Cole and uncle of Natalie) is considered one of the last few great male jazz vocalists and is a living link to the Great American Songbook. Freddy Cole captivates listeners with his elegant presence, subtle phrasing, and intimate singing style. His voice has his very own personality and does not echo his older sibling, Nat, too closely.
R.S.V.P to Petra Johansen:
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