Just Announced - Friday Night Jazz at the Warner Kicks Off November 22
The Warner Theatre has just announced the first four performances that have been scheduled for the new Friday night jazz series in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
Friday, November 22, 2013: Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet:
The Afro-Peruvian Sextet was formed in January of 2005 and since that time they have produced two albums and performed more than 400 shows in North America and Peru. Amidst the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's detailed fusion of rhythms and jazz harmonies lies a very authentic, "earthy" and honest interpretation. The New York Times writes, "On his sharp new album, trumpeter Gabriel Alegria teases out affinities between modern jazz and the African-influenced coastal music of his native Peru."
Friday, December 27, 2013: Dana Lauren:
At 23, jazz vocalist Dana Lauren has already performed at some of the nation's most prestigious jazz venues and recorded two albums. In 2010, Dana was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. In 2009, the Dana Lauren Sextet was one of four groups chosen to participate in the JAS Summer Academy at the Aspen Jazz Festival. "She don't push, don't pretend. She feels like a natural singer."Arturo Sanoval
Friday, January 24, 2014: Gariela Anders
Gabriela was born to music amidst the grace, paradox and tradition of Argentina. Her father is a noted jazz saxophonist, his father, a classical violinist and her grandmother, a piano teacher. Gabriela studied classical guitar privately and music and piano at a Conservatory in Buenos Aires. After high school, she moved to New York where she studied orchestration brass and strings and began writing her own music.
"Anders combines the distinctive voices of the bandoneon and Brazilian guitar to underwrite her sublime vocals, giving her music a touch of tango romanticism and a taste of samba cool. Anders is multi-talented artist who is destined to leave her mark on the jazz world."Billboard Magazine
Friday, February 14, 2014: Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet
After 25 years of playing with Tito Puente, many years with Mongo Santamaria and currently with groups like his Bronx Horns, Mambo Legends Orchestra and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Mitch Frohman has embarked on a new small group project featuring himself on sax and flute accompanied by the Curtis Brothers Trio, playing new original music in the classic Tito Puente/Mongo Santamaria style that has brought him acclaim for over 37 years to all corners of the world.
Tickets for these performances are $27, $32 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org. A subscription rate for all four shows is also available - Buy all four shows for the price of three. Call the box office for more information and to purchase a subscription