Monday Night Jazz Sessions Set for 2014 at Quinn’s

The Monday night jazz sessions that began this past October at the new Beacon venue, Quinn’s, will continue in the new year. These sessions have sought to create a new model in creative music presentation, expanding this music to a new region and a new audience.

The following artists will be featured as part of the Monday night jazz sessions:

Jan. 6: Joe McPhee/Dominic Duval: The Dream Book – legendary Hudson Valley multi-instrumentalist McPhee joins his long-time associate, celebrated bassist Duval in this rare local appearance.
Jan. 13: Paul Kogut Trio – Chicago guitar master Kogut returns to Beacon with his dynamic trio, featuring Drew Gress on bass and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums.
Jan. 20: Keegan/Grilliot/ Miller – American trombonist Matt Keegan, now based in Australia, makes his Beacon debut in a trio including veterans of past Quinn’s jazz sessions, bassist Francois Grilliot and drummer Dave Miller.
Jan. 27: Mike Dopazo Trio – Up-and-coming local saxophonist Dopazo cooks in a trio featuring Jon Doty on drums.

Feb. 3: Andrea Wolper Trio – The sultry, swinging vocals of Wolper are accompanied by her ensemble, featuring Michael Howell on guitar and Ken Filiano returning to Quinn’s once more on bass.
Feb. 10: Daniel Levin/Juan Pablo Carletti – Two recognized figures on their instruments – Levin on cello and Carletti on drums – ignite improvisational fire.
Feb. 17: Patrick Brennan/Cooper-Moore – Alto saxophonist Brennan is joined by the storied multi-instrumentalist Moore on percussion and handmade instruments.
Feb. 24: Kenny Wessel Trio — Guitarist Wessel, formerly in Ornette Coleman’s pioneering electric band Prime Time and countless other groups, leads a trio featuring Matt Pavolka on bass and Russ Meissner on drums.

March 3: Lou Grassi — Veteran drummer Grassi leads a trio featuring James Brandon Lewis on saxophones and Max Johnson on bass.

Quinn’s is located at 330 Main St., Beacon. Each session begins at 8 p.m. and is presented with no cover charge, although donations for musicians will be requested and gratefully accepted.

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