Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Location: Trinity Ministry Center
The music will span the styles of straight-ahead jazz, groove music, fusion, and smooth jazz.
Join us in Cos Cob, CT, off of exit 4 on I-95, or an easy train ride on Metro North to the Cos Cob station, with a 5 minute walk.
Registration is required for this free event as space is limited.
John Patitucci, Bass
Multiple Grammy award winning bassist, John Patitucci, began playing the electric bass at age ten, performing and composing at age 12. As a performer, John has worked with film composers and has played throughout the world with his own band and with jazz luminaries. John has a heart to mentor and teach young musicians and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Berklee, teaching in both the Global Jazz Institute and the Bass Department.
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Jon Werking, Piano/Keyboard
Jon Werking is a pianist, composer and producer who has been working in the NY area for over 20 years. He has performed and/or recorded with The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Toni Braxton, Patti LaBelle, Bruce Hornsby, Roberta Flack and many more artists.
Besides being an accomplished pianist, he is also a prolific composer/arranger and producer. His work can be heard on movie soundtracks and on Broadway. Additionally, Jon is an assistant professor of piano performance at Liberty University's music department in Virginia, as well as the worship director at Redeemer Church Lincoln Square.
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Jay Azzolina, Guitar
Grammy nominated guitarist/composer Jay Azzolina has been part of the New York Jazz scene for the past three decades. Jay has recorded four CDs of original compositions with some of the most influential players in Jazz and continues to write and perform vigorously while maintaining a strong commitment to teaching and lecturing at Manhattanville College.
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Rogério Boccato, Percussion
Brazilian percussionist and educator Rogério Boccato plays in projects led by some of today’s leading jazz players. He has also collaborated with top-ranking Brazilian artists, is featured on two Grammy-award winning albums, and is also featured on three Grammy-nominated albums.
Rogério has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music, NYU and of the Percussion department of The Hartt School (University of Hartford) teaching Brazilian Music and Ritmica.
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Dave Edwards, Drums
Dave Edwards has performed in a variety of venues from NYC’s CBGB to Lincoln Center, from cruise ships to the White House to the U.N. Dave appears on over 30 albums as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. For over 20 years, Dave's main effort has been serving in his local church congregation as a worship & arts leader and enjoying his family at home. Over this time, he has equipped more than 120 musicians and technical artists in the pursuit of spiritually building up the church through worship arts and music ministry.
Dave has shared the stage or studio with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Rufus Reid, jazz trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Byron Stripling, The Ed Palermo (Frank Zappa) Big Band in NYC, Nick Jonas, Rob Mathes and many, many more!
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