World Jazz Trio at Chapel Restoration

Aug. 8 concert includes local musicians

The Chapel Restoration will resound with jazz and new music as the World Jazz Trio performs on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m.

“We’re elated to bring world culture and original compositions to this great venue,” said leader, violinist and violist Gwen Laster. Collaborators are Sumi Tonooka on piano and percussionist Arturo Stable.

Laster, a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, is a Hudson Valley resident by way of Detroit. She has performed with such well-known acts as Alicia Keys and Nona Hendryx. Her third recording, Gameboard, will be released in November 2015.

Gwen Laster

Gwen Laster

Tonooka, formerly based in Beacon and now in Seattle, recently enjoyed a Music Alive: New Partnerships residency as a composer with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. She also received the 2015 Artist Trust award.

Cuban percussionist Stable has performed and recorded with such greats as Esperanza Spalding, Paquito D’Rivera and David Sanchez the Caribbean Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

The suggested donation is $15. The Chapel Restoration is located directly on the Hudson River at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring, across from the Metro-North train station, where weekend parking is free. For more information, visit

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