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.