Modern Jazz Concert at Chapel Restoration on Nov. 1

Rob Scheps Core-tet performs with Jerry Dodgion

The Rob Scheps Core-tet will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Nov. 1, at The Chapel Restoration. In addition to saxophonist and flutist Rob Scheps, its members are Cameron Brown, bass, Anthony Pinciotti, drums, and Gary Versace, piano. A very special guest, the legendary 80-ish alto saxophonist Jerry Dodgion, will join them.

Rob Scheps

Rob Scheps

The program of modern jazz will feature original compositions by Scheps and lesser-known pieces by well-known composers, including Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, and Dodgion. Suggested donation is $15, $10 for students and seniors.

Dodgion, alto and soprano saxophones, is a living legend. Born in the San Francisco area, Dodgian has performed with most of jazz royalty – Pepper Adams, Blue Mitchell, Dinah Washington, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band, Frank Wess, Ron Carter, Astrud Gilberto and more.

Jerry Dodgian

Jerry Dodgian

In 1966 in New York City he was a charter member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, today known as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He is the alto flute player on Herbie Hancock’s classic LP Speak Like A Child, and his countless recordings include a co-led record with Charlie Mariano and a solo CD from 2004, The Joy of Sax. Jerry toured with Frank Sinatra, and was part of Benny Goodman’s band on their famous 1962 Russia tour.

The Chapel is located at 45 Market St., Cold Spring.


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