Jazz Night at Hoff-Barthelson Music School - 09/28

Jazz Night at Hoff-Barthelson Music School - 09/28

Members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Jazz Faculty take the stage to kick-off the 2018-2019 Faculty Concert Series on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm with Jazz Night! An evening of improvisations and jazz standards, listeners will be treated to performances by Ed Palermo, saxophone; Rolf Sturm, jazz guitar; William Komaiko, piano; and Glenn Rhian, percussion. Come hear members of HB's amazing jazz faculty in performance! Mix and mingle with them at the post-concert reception, and learn about opportunities to join HB Jazz Ensembles for kids, youth and adults at all levels, study privately, learn Jazz theory and more!

Admission to the concert is $20, $15 for seniors (60+) and free of charge for students. Tickets can be ordered by calling 914-723-1169, or e-mailing hb@hbms.org and are available for purchase at the door. Program and performers subject to change.

For Additional Information:

914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.

About the Artists:

Ed Palermo is a New York-based arranger and alto saxophonist. For over 30 years Ed and his band (The Ed Palermo Big Band) have been playing and honing the music of Frank Zappa, as well as the works of other composers, in monthly performances at the Iridium nightclub in New York City and at bimonthly concerts at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. Ed was recently listed as one of the top 40 "intriguing musicians to watch out for" by the online magazine, The Daily Beast. He has arranged music for many notables including one of James Brown's final concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

ROLF STURM'S guitar playing has earned the praise of Joe Pass, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, and Bill Frisell. He appears on over 60 CDs including recordings that feature Tony Trischka, Loudon Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, David Johansen, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Eddy Arnold, Archie Shepp, and members of the Grateful Dead. Rolf has toured the United States and Europe performing at dozens of jazz, jam band/rock, folk, and blues festivals including the World Expo in Hanover, Germany, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, and the Toronto Jazz Festival. He has performed at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, and at the Kennedy Center, and has appeared on soundtracks for both film and television. His solo guitar recording, "Balance", was awarded 4 stars in DownBeat magazine

WILLIAM KOMAIKO, pianist/composer has a dual background in classical and jazz performance. In this regard his style is cited for "Beautiful shifting colors - like a Calder mobile" (The Village Voice), and compared to "Glenn Gould, Ahmad Jamal, and Thelonius Monk" (John S. Wilson, The New York Times). His music has been presented by conductors and organizations including Pierre Boulez, Christian Badea, Paul Dunkel, the Ravinia Festival, Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, CBS Sony, and American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House. He is the recipient of a National Commission, appearing as composer/piano soloist/conductor in contemporary/jazz/classical music combined, with the National Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Kennedy Center.

Glenn Rhian, a graduate of The Juilliard School, is known as a career Broadway musician who has played for Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, to name a few. His film recordings include The Hunchback of Notre Dame and In and Out. His jazz credits include performances with Aretha Franklin, Al Martino and Clay Aiken. He is the percussionist for the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra.

About the Faculty Concert Series:

Hoff-Barthelson faculty comprises some of the nation's most distinguished performers and educators. Many hold chairs in prominent New York orchestras, are members of world-class chamber ensembles, perform in major Broadway productions and are in international demand as solo artists. Others teach at leading conservatories including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music. Hoff-Barthelson prides itself on providing access to these outstanding artist-educators in the heart of Westchester. Our superb faculty has contributed to the Music School's national recognition for unsurpassed leadership in music education, performance and community service. Hoff-Barthelson is proud to present these distinguished performers on its annual Faculty Concert Series. Held in Scarsdale, these concerts guarantee riveting music making of the highest caliber, in an intimate setting, at prices far below those in New York's major concert halls. Additional concerts will be held on October 26, 2018, February 8, 2019, and March 8, 2019.

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:

Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region's most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County's most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student's age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson's diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

The Faculty Concert Series is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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