Gin, Jeans and Jazz

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Atrium Cost: $75.00 pp * Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.

Litchfield Community Center's Starry Night Cafe presents feature The Peter McEachern/Dave Santoro Quintet.
Don your jeans, sip some gin, swing and sway to cool jazz.

Admission includes cocktail, beer, soft drinks and bar food.

CT Community Foundation Event Sponsor
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Note: A $3.00 pp credit card processing fee will be added to your order.

Peter McEachern, Mike DiRubbo and Dave Santoro, and Tom Melito of No Chordtet will be joined by Jimin Park on piano.
The repertoire will draw heavily on No Chordet's work but the addition of the piano adds many possibilities. It's a night not to be missed!

Peter McEachern(trombone) has toured and recorded three CDs for Polygram with Blues legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; has worked and recorded with minimalist composer Lamonte Young, and is featured on several important CDs: "Insomnia" with the Thomas Chapin Trio on Knitting Factory Works and "Song for Septet" with the Mario Pavone Septet on the New World Countercurrents label. Song for Septet was chosen one of the "Top Ten Jazz CDs of 1995" by The New York Times. He has released 3 Cd's in the past several years, No Chortdet, Subconscious Love, and Shockwave.
Mike DiRubbo(saxophone) Rising Star Downbeat Magazine 20016
"DiRubbo's alto speaks in a distinctly powerful voice that's at the same time modern and timeless." Doron Orenstein, Best Saxophone"

Mike DiRubbo has a big, bold alto tone, an unerring time feel and remarkable facility on the instrument."?Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
"Something about the sound Mike DiRubbo elicits from the alto saxophone -deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge that denotes a ready-for-anything urban sensibility - immediately grabs the ear."?Ted Panken
On his instrument DiRubbo has it all: from Benny Carter's mastery of melody, and Johnny Hodges' ballad mellowtones to Charlie Parker's light-speed fluency. But what truly sets DiRubbo apart from the rest was his apprenticeship under the legendary alto saxophonist/educator Jackie McLean: the Harlem bebop whiz kid who literally grew up on Miles Davis and Charlie Parker and surged the alto saxophone toward the change of the century with his alto-centric embrace of hard and post-bop, soul jazz and the avant-garde.

Dave Santoro (bass) Dave Santoro is a full Professor at Berklee College of Music.
Has appeared on over 50 jazz CD's, 6 CD's as leader or co-leader. He is a current member: Jerry Bergonzi Trio and quartet, Dick Oatts Jerry Bergonzi Quartet, Jim Odgren Quartet
Dave has played,toured and recorded with; Red Rodney Quintet, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Magnarelli, Phil Grenadier,Tom Harrell, Bob Berg, Pepper Adams, Bruce Barth, Kenny Baron, Victor Lewis, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Joe DiOrio,Mick Goodrick,Adam Nussbaum, Jim Odgren, Nick Brignola, Dizzy Reece, Junior Cook, Houston Person, Terrel Stafford, Village Vanguard Orchestra any many others.

Jimin Park(piano) Jimin, a student at Berklee College of Music is an up and coming jazz star and was recently featured at Small's in NYC with the Neal Smith Band. Jimin began as a classical music prodigy but fell in love with the jazz idiom and has devoted her energies to the art form.

Tom Melito has been a mainstay on the New York City jazz scene for many years. As a drummer, he has supported such artists as John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Weiss, Harry Allen, "Sweets" Edison, Lew Tabackin and has participated in numerous tours of Japan, China, Europe, and South America and made television appearances on the CBS Early Show, Entertainment Tonight and CNN World Beat. A strong advocate for jazz education, Tom plays on Jerry Bergonzi's CD play-along method and is currently recording a series of educational jazz CDs for Windplayer magazine. His recordings include Saxology with Jerry Bergonzi, two recordings with Ken Peplowski for Concord Jazz, the Dave Santoro Standards Band and with the Michael Moore trio on two discs titled, The History of Jazz. More recently, Tom can be seen accompanying pianists Pete Malinverni, and Larry Ham.

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