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Eric Mintel

Eric Mintel Quartet

Eric Mintel

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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The Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for over 25 years. The band includes pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass and Dave Mohn drums. The EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many originals.

Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR, and The Eric Mintel Quartet has opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, appeared on the QVC television network. The band was featured in many jazz and newspaper publications including Down Beat, Jazz Times, Hot House Jazz and Jazziz Magazines as well as New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Savannah Times, Baltimore Sun, and others.

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Lucia Jackson

Lucia Jackson

Lucia Jackson

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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A graduate of the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, dancer and singer Lucia Jackson has created her own hybrid of modern dance and jazz vocalizing. This successful combination melds the forward-looking motion of modern dance with the proud traditions and endless possibilities of jazz singing into a unique art form—one’s that exciting and unquestionably transcendent. Lucia is currently performing music from her debut album, You And The Night And The Music; released in September 2018 with the help of a devoted fan base through an Indiegogo campaign.

On the new album, Jackson is backed by a band that features her father, world-renowned jazz guitarist Ron Jackson, pianist Yago Vazquez, bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Corey Rawls. Guest artists on the album include, Daniel Garcia (Flamenco Guitar), Frederika Krier, (violin) Javier Sanchez (bandoneon), Samuel Torres (congas, percussion) and Yaacov Mayman (tenor saxophone).

You And The Night And The Music mixes songs from the Great American Songbook. Notable songs include Cole Porter’s “Just One of Those Things,” and Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady.”  The album also features new pop singer/songwriter tunes like “Issues” from Julia Michaels, and even a dip into rock royalty like her distinctive take on the Beatles classic, “And I Love Him.” The album includes an original composition, Feel the Love” and her special arrangement of the Frank Sinatra co-written classic, “I’m a Fool to Want You.”

Now based in New York City, Lucia grew up in Spain and draws upon these musical roots by incorporating Flamenco and Tango into her distinctive take on the jazz idiom. Her shows combine highly detailed and emotive jazz vocals with inventive solos from the world of modern dance.

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Swingadelic

Swingadelic Presents: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Swingadelic

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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The ever-popular Swingadelic brings the music and life of Fats Domino to the Grunin Center, swinging the hits of one of the 20th century’s most beloved entertainers. Bandleader Dave Post and singer/pianist John Bauers have put together a rockin’ program and a seven-piece band to feature the music of the man who fused the sounds of rhythm and blues and New Orleans jazz to become a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll. During his long career, Domino had 35 hits on the Billboard Top 40 and many of them will be performed–and swung–at this performance!

Swingadelic is the New York City Metropolitan Area’s greatest “little big band” that delivers the traditional big band music of Ellington, Basie and Sinatra, mixed with the soulful sounds of Ray Charles and adds just the right dose of some swingin’ Sixties grooves and New Orleans music to come up with the most listenable and danceable music around!

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Gerry Mulligan Tribute

Gerry Mulligan Tribute Band

Gerry Mulligan Tribute

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Join Ron Vincent (drums), Dean Johnson (Bass), Bill Mays (Piano), Marvin Stamm (Flugelhorn), and Jay Brandford (Baritone Saxophone) as they recapture the magic of Gerry Mulligan. “Each member of the group has close connections to Gerry and his music: Pianist Bill Mays and bassist Dean Johnson played together in Gerry’s band and trumpeter Marvin Stamm was a mainstay of earlier Mulligan aggregations. ‘They all have that sensibility and they each have their own vision,’ Ron points out.” – Hot House Jazz Magazine 

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Jazz Lobsters

The Jazz Lobsters

Jazz Lobsters

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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The Jazz Lobsters Big Band swings hard, featuring the timeless music of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, as well as hip new arrangements–everything from 40’s swing to hot Latin and Salsa. Led by keyboardist and arranger James “King Salmon” Lafferty, the full tilt big band is comprised of five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, and the kickin’ Lobster rhythm section.

The ever-popular Jazz Lobsters Big Band, made up of some of the finest musicians in the tri-state area including the vocal stylings of the fantabulous Tony Corrao; the swinging Carrie Jackson, and velvet toned Michael Andrews.  Leading the Lobster sax section on alto and clarinet is “Mrs. Lobster”, Audrey Welber-Lafferty who can really tear up Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing. Featured soloists include: Matt Janiszewski-tenor, James Stewart- baritone sax and flute, and Adam Machaskee- trombone, Steve Varner- bass.

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Mike Kaplan Nonet

Mike Kaplan Nonet: Duke Meets Monk

Mike Kaplan Nonet

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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The Mike Kaplan Nonet combines the strength, cohesion, and varied tonal colors of a big band, with the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group. The Nonet features 6 horns out front, an intuitive rhythm section, and plays original arrangements in a variety of styles and genres all filtered through the 21st century jazz sensibilities of the leader and band members.

 

 

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Midiri Brothers

The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

Midiri Brothers

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20

 

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The Midiri Brothers have long been a popular attraction at the Grunin Center, known for their musical fireworks and light-hearted banter. For this concert, they will be leading a high-powered big band to pay tribute to two of the most popular clarinetists of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, both of whom had May birthdays. The Midiris will perform timeless classics associated with each artist, illustrating with finality that Swing will always be King!

 

 

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Alexis Morrast

Introducing Alexis Morrast

Alexis Morrast

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Alexis Jessica Morrast began singing at the age of three. The youngest of six, this singer/songwriter is a 16-year-old phenom and native of Newark, now residing in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is not only a two-time Amateur Night Winner at The Apollo but also won “Showtime at the Apollo,” which aired on Fox TV and was hosted by Steve Harvey! Not to be complacent, she continued studying and working hard to become the recipient of the 2017 Hot House Magazine “Best Up and Coming Young Artist Award.”

 

 

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Grunin Presents

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Main Stage, Tickets $39 – $30

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The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra’s present music director.

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Don Braden

Don Braden: Earth Wind and Wonder

Don Braden
Photo credit Chris Drukker

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

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Join saxophonist and flutist Don Braden when he takes the Grunin Center Stage in support of his new album, Earth Wind and Wonder, an exciting new project in which he explores the wide-ranging catalogue of Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. Don Braden is an imaginative, technically excellent, soulful player, and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication give him a unique approach to improvising as well as composing and arranging. Most important of all: he has a beautiful sound, and he swings!

 

 

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