Jazz veteran and band to play at Monday sessions

Bassist Mario Pavone, veteran of many noted ensembles over the five decades of his career — ranging from Paul Bley to Anthony Braxton to Thomas Chapin and countless others — performs as part of Monday Jazz Sessions at Quinn’s on Nov. 24 with his ensemble the Arc Quartet, featuring Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone, Dave Ballou on trumpet and Matt Wilson on drums.

Pavone never received formal music training and didn’t seriously encounter jazz until his freshman year at the University of Connecticut in 1958. He was playing professionally by 1965, though his full-time job was putting his industrial engineering degree to work for major corporations. Upon hearing the news about Coltrane’s death in 1967, he left his briefcase on his desk, got in the car and drove to the funeral, where he decided on the spot to dedicate the rest of his life to music. His discography now features 25 recordings as a leader/co-leader.

Quinn’s is located at 330 Main St. in Beacon. As with all Monday Jazz Sessions at Quinn’s, the performance begins at 8 p.m. and there will be no cover charge at the door, though donations for the artists are requested.

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