Hudson Valley-based guitarist Rich Rosenthal celebrates the release of his powerful first recording date as a leader, the CD release Falling Up, at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon. On this recording, Rosenthal is joined by noted Hudson Valley multi-instrumentalist, Joe Giardullo, with whom he played in Giardullo’s Open Ensemble. For this CD release event, Rosenthal will be joined by Chris Kelsey on saxophone, Craig Nixon on bass (who is also featured on Falling Up) and Dean Sharp on drums.
Guitarist-composer Rosenthal was born and raised in the Bronx. Now based in suburban New York state, he is a graduate of The New School jazz program. Rosenthal recorded as a sideman on Giardullo’s acclaimed Red Morocco disc, released on RogueArt Records in 2005. Falling Up is being released in 2013 on Muse-Eek Records. The recording also features soprano saxophonist Giardullo, bassist Nixon, and drummer Matt Crane.
Chill Wine Bar is located at 173 Main St., in Beacon. There is no cover charge for this event, but donations will be requested and gratefully accepted. For more information, call 845-765-0885.