Andrew Aavatsmark - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Wed, 24 May 2017 00:11:04 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The Christian McBride Band at Cheney Hall http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/the-christian-mcbride-band-at-cheney-hall.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/the-christian-mcbride-band-at-cheney-hall.html Christian McBride, only 30 years old, has arguably become the most acclaimed acoustic and electric bassist to emerge from the jazz world in the 1990's. He has worked with a diverse cast of talented musicians, from Chick Corea to Pat Metheny, from Kathleen Battle to D'Angelo, from Diana Krall to Bruce Hornsby, from Quincy Jones to Sting. Mentored by Wynton Marsalis, McBride rose to the top quickly. As a young musician, McBride toured first with Roy Hargrove’s band, and then, beginning in 1990 …
Christian McBride, only 30 years old, has arguably become the most acclaimed acoustic and electric bassist to emerge from the jazz world in the 1990's. He has worked with a diverse cast of talented musicians, from Chick Corea to Pat Metheny, from Kathleen Battle to D'Angelo, from Diana Krall to Bruce Hornsby, from Quincy Jones to Sting.

Mentored by Wynton Marsalis, McBride rose to the top quickly. As a young musician, McBride toured first with Roy Hargrove’s band, and then, beginning in 1990, with the legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and with the Benny Green Trio. He toured and recorded with Joshua Redman, and was featured on "Moodswing". McBride's first album as a band leader, 1995's "Gettin' To It" joined "Moodswing" as one of the most important and best selling records of the new generation in Jazz.

McBride's more recent works, such as 1998's "A Family Affair" featured Christian on both Acoustic and the Electric Bass, and incorporate funk and soul elements. In 2000, McBride released his fourth and most successful CD since his debut. "SCI-FI" was released to rave reviews in the fall of 2000. Produced by McBride, the CD was in many ways a perfect blending of all the extremely diverse ideas that McBride had hinted at combining in his two previous CD's. In 2001, McBride took on two projects that took him to even greater levels of musical diversity and popularity. "The Philadelphia Experiment," a co-op CD, instantly a hit with the younger college "jam band" crowd. Later that year, McBride joined Sting’s band to record his album "All This Time."

Cheney Hall is Connecticut's oldest operating theatre. It seats 335, and has an intimate, acoustically impeccable ambiance. Other Jazz shows this year will include Avishai Cohen and the Intertational Vamp Band (Oct 13), Kenny Rankin (Oct 20), and Nicholas Payton's Quintet (Nov 23).

Tickets to the Christian McBride Band are available online at www.cheneyhall.org, or through the box office at 177 Hartford Road, Manchester CT, 06040, (860) 647-9824.

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Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band live at Cheney Hall http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/avishai-cohen-and-the-international-vamp-band-live-at-cheney-hall.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/avishai-cohen-and-the-international-vamp-band-live-at-cheney-hall.html Bassist Avishai Cohen leads an incredible international band this October 13 at Cheney Hall, in Manchester CT. The International Vamp Band is a truly international ensemble. Featuring Avishai on piano and electric bass, it includes Eric McPherson on drums (replacing Antonio Sanchez), Yagil Baras on acoustic bass, Avi Lebovich on trombone, flute and vocals, Yosvany Terry on tenor and alto saxophones and chekeré, and Diego Urcola on trumpet and flugelhorn. Their music is a synthesis of traditi …
Bassist Avishai Cohen leads an incredible international band this October 13 at Cheney Hall, in Manchester CT.

The International Vamp Band is a truly international ensemble. Featuring Avishai on piano and electric bass, it includes Eric McPherson on drums (replacing Antonio Sanchez), Yagil Baras on acoustic bass, Avi Lebovich on trombone, flute and vocals, Yosvany Terry on tenor and alto saxophones and chekeré, and Diego Urcola on trumpet and flugelhorn. Their music is a synthesis of traditional jazz and fusion, and features a seamless blend of Latin, Middle Eastern and Jewish influences. Like all true jazz, it creates something new out of the elements from which it draws. And beyond the sound, their album "Unity" strives for a message as well. Born from Cohen’s experience of the violence and injustice in his native country, it is intended to be a catalyst:

"‘There is frustration and terror in the Middle East, the neglect of responsibility toward human life,’ Cohen says, noting that all six members of the International Vamp Band come from homelands with histories of strife. ‘To have stronger hope about the situation, I needed to positively connect the music I am so passionate about with my personal views.’ The key to achieving this, he says, was to unite a group of musicians from around the globe to ‘show the world that people from different backgrounds can come together and work together’" (Billboard Magazine).

Chick Corea calls him "an amazing combination of influences." Downbeat Magazine went farther in declaring him a "Jazz Visionary of global proportions".

The performance will be held on Sunday October 13, at 7 pm. Tickets to the Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band are available online at www.cheneyhall.org, or through the box office at 177 Hartford Road, Manchester CT, 06040, (860) 647-9824.

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Nicholas Payton Quintet at Cheney Hall, November 23, Manchester CT http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/nicholas-payton-quintet-at-cheney-hall-november-23-manchester-ct.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/nicholas-payton-quintet-at-cheney-hall-november-23-manchester-ct.html One of the brightest new trumpet stars to come out in the 1990s, Verve recording artist Nicholas Payton combines references to his New Orleans heritage, the Young Lions’ brand of hard bop, and a warm sound. Born in 1973, in New Orleans, Louisiana, son of a musical family, he has been playing Jazz for over twenty years, since he was only eight. A lifelong son of New Orleans, Payton is well aware of the shadow of Louis Armstrong. His homage to Satchmo comes not only in his choice of instruments …
One of the brightest new trumpet stars to come out in the 1990s, Verve recording artist Nicholas Payton combines references to his New Orleans heritage, the Young Lions’ brand of hard bop, and a warm sound. Born in 1973, in New Orleans, Louisiana, son of a musical family, he has been playing Jazz for over twenty years, since he was only eight.

A lifelong son of New Orleans, Payton is well aware of the shadow of Louis Armstrong. His homage to Satchmo comes not only in his choice of instruments, but in last year’s celebrated Louis Armstrong Centennial tour.

Yet Payton’s homage goes beyond imitation. He reinterprets Armstrong’s work through elegant reharmonization, and rearrangement, including parts for bass-tuba, conga, djembe, agogo bells, and cuica.

Payton has an enormous musical vocabulary. When he's not torching hard bop or playing lyrical traditional jazz, Nicholas Payton likes to make it funky. From his guest appearance on legendary B-3 Hammond organ man Jimmy Smith's 1995 album, Damn!, to his cover of the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round" on his top-selling 1997 CD, Payton's Place, Payton's no stranger to the smooth and slinky grooves of '60s and '70s-inspired soul. His Cheney Hall performance will be one of the first regional appearances (after the Newport Jazz Festival) of his quintet "The Soul Patrol". Under this configuration, his strong and vibrant traditional jazz style finds a new groove, and reaches out to a new audience. The Soul Patrol line up currently consists of sax great Tim Warfield, Adonis Rose on drums, Guitarist Peter Bernstein and Hammond B-3 organist Larry Goldings.

The performance will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 8 pm. Tickets to Nicholas Payton and the Soul Patrol are available online at www.cheneyhall.org, or through the box office at 177 Hartford Road, Manchester CT, 06040, (860) 647-9824.

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The Milltown Jazz Series returns to Cheney Hall http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/the-milltown-jazz-series-returns-to-cheney-hall.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/the-milltown-jazz-series-returns-to-cheney-hall.html Expect innovation, excitement and creativity this Fall at Cheney Hall. Once again, Cheney Hall will host some of the top Jazz acts in the nation. September marks the return after two years of the fabled Milltown Jazz Series-a concert series graced in the past by Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Brad Mehldau and Thomas Chapin. This time the line up features three outstanding young bands: The Christian McBride Band, Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band, and Nicholas Payton and the Soul Patr …
Expect innovation, excitement and creativity this Fall at Cheney Hall. Once again, Cheney Hall will host some of the top Jazz acts in the nation. September marks the return after two years of the fabled Milltown Jazz Series-a concert series graced in the past by Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Brad Mehldau and Thomas Chapin.

This time the line up features three outstanding young bands: The Christian McBride Band, Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band, and Nicholas Payton and the Soul Patrol. This will be Christian McBride’s first appearance at Cheney Hall, but marks a return for Avishai Cohen, who played bass with Chick Corea in 1998, and for Nicholas Payton, who appeared in 1999.

You can SUBSCRIBE to the Milltown Jazz Series: save on these shows, and get a $2 discount on other Cheney Hall/ Little Theatre productions.

VIP Subscription: $70--save $20 off face value
General Subscription: $50--save $18 off face value

Call 647-9824 for details, or go to www.cheneyhall.org (service charges apply to online sales)

Cheney Hall is Connecticut's oldest operating theatre, and one of the Hartford area's most beautiful, acoustically impeccable venues. The Hall seats 335, and features lots of free parking, air conditioning, and food and bar provided by Tastebuds catering of East Hartford.

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