Artists

Claire Daly
Vito Dieterle
Joel Forrester
Nate Kahn
Ernie Krivda
Erik Lawrence
Kirk Nurock
Mike Richmond
Dan Rose
Kendra Shank

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Claire Daly

Claire Daly will tell you that her life changed on Sept. 23rd, 1971, when as a very (very) young girl, playing saxophone for 3 months, she heard a big band concert at the Westchester County Center. The saxophone section stood up for a soli, and Claire was on her chair screaming. After dragging her father …

Dan Rose

Born Nov. 6, 1947 in Elmira, New York, guitarist / composer Dan Rose moved to New York City at the age of 17 to be closer to it all.  In the latter 1960’s he lived in San Francisco and studied with Jerry Hahn and John Reible and was influenced by Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Kenny …

Erik Lawrence

Erik Lawrence is a Saxophonist, Flutist, Sound and Vibrational Healing Practitioner Educator, Journalist, published Poet and Photographer. Beginning his saxophone and flute career playing at five, he performed on his first record at eight, taught in colleges since he was eighteen, including Williams College and Dartmouth. He has played, toured and recorded with legends including three …

The Band That Swings

Ernie Krivda

“Ernie Krivda is one of the best jazz tenor sax men in the world…” – Harvey Pekar Ernie Krivda begins his 6th decade on the music scene “on the move” following 10 years of intense activity, achievement and recognition.  In 2009 Ernie Krivda received the Cleveland Arts Prize award for lifetime achievement in music. That …

Ever Wonder Why

Joel Forrester

Joel Forrester is the composer of more than 1200 tunes, a versatile and accomplished jazz pianist, leader of his own quartet and prolific recording artist. He has performed in an extraordinary diversity of settings – from large ensembles to a duet setting with a tap dancer! His playing draws from stride, boogie-woogie, bebop, trance and …

Kendra Shank

KENDRA SHANK Kendra Shank‘s 6 critically acclaimed CDs have garnered numerous “Best of the Year” citations and Down Beat poll recognition, with accolades for her “delectable voice” (Time magazine) and “breathtakingly original concept” (Boston Globe). Since her 1992 debut at the Village Vanguard, presented by Shirley Horn, Shank has become a mainstay on New York’s jazz scene, …

Kirk Nurock

“joyously iconoclastic”  – Keyboard Magazine New York composer-pianist Kirk Nurock is refreshingly hard to pin down.  He orchestrated for Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein and Meredith Monk, composed a work for 20 voices and 3 canines which he conducted at Carnegie Hall, and won a scholarship at age 16 awarded by Duke Ellington.  The New York …

Mike Richmond

Mike Richmond has expressed his love of music on a global level. In addition to accompanying such stellar jazz musicians as Miles Davis and Stan Getz and folk/blues singer/songwriter Richie Havens, the Philadelphia-born bass player has performed in concert with Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and the South Indian Orchestra and has served as chief …

Vito Dieterle

“Vito Dieterle is one of the most unique and atypical young saxophone players I have heard. No matter what the context, Vito is always playing to tell a story and to communicate with his band mates for the optimum group feeling. He has been a regular bandmate of Joel Forrester and in that setting his …