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A FABULOUS JAZZ CABARET EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR!

Come hear great LIVE music at the best listening venue in the Lehigh Valley!
Located in the Rodale Community Room on the third floor of Miller Symphony Hall
Third Friday of each month (except where noted otherwise)
 
 

 

$25 ADMISSION INCLUDES TWO SETS OF MUSIC, LIGHT FARE, AND CASH BAR
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Jazz Upstairs Series is sponsored by

 
 
 
 

 

 

Hot Bijouxx 

August 15, 2014 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

 

  Hot Bijouxx performs an energetic mélange of Prohibition-era jazz,

French gypsy swing-waltz, and Brazilian bossa nova.

Renditions of Great American Songbook standards are

metamorphosized by Hot Bijouxx’s arresting arrangements.

 

The band features the senstive, ever-creative vocals of Najwa Parkins, who spent nascent years amongst the jazz community of The Deer Head Inn, and has since toured internationally. Hot Bijouxx’s accordionist, Dallas Vietty, is a renowned force in the world of French musette & Gypsy jazz. Ryan McNeely, scholar and devotee of bossa nova, contributes a unique versatility on archtop guitar, while musically gifted drummer Kevin Ripley punctuates the vintage sound with snare and hi-hat. Hot Bijouxx members are currently residing in Philadelphia & Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

 

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The Frank DiBussolo Group

 

 

September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

 

 

The eight time Grammy nominee guitarist, Frank DiBussolo, who has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Buddy Richwill be performing with Tiffany G., Greg Edwards and Hector Rosado. The Group's repertoire is wide ranging, with an emphasis on the Great American Songbook, as well as more modern compositions from the late twentieth century.

 

 

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Zen For Primates


October 17, 2014  at 7:30pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

The key to Zen for Primates, if there is one, is the band's wealth of contradictions. Highly rhythmic, the band has no overt percussion. Affecting a studied ennui, it can be passionate and its languid precision offers yet another internal contrast. The music, both the original numbers and the idiosyncratic arrangments of covers is full of that which Robert Fripp says music must create and sustain, releasing it only when the musicians choose to release it - tension.

 

 

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Co-op Bop


November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

 

Evolution of a Quintet

 

CO-OP BOP, a Quintet, has developed in various combinations since the late 1950’s. Alan Gaumer (trumpet) & Craig Kastelnik (org.), coached by Craig’s father (KAL) appeared on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour as “kids”. Their association continued to grow. Along the way, Tom Kozic, at 17 years of age, began to play guitar with Alan’s Quartet. By the late 1970’s Gary Rissmiller took over the drum chair. And while this group was playing one of it’s common steady “gigs” at a local venue , Nelson Hill (sax) burst on to the scene . Since that time they have continued to perform together building a library of standards and original compositions. They have consistently played under each others names sharing leadership roles. Recently because of their mutual respect for one another, they came to conclusion that a group name was in order.

 

SO……..it’s official:…………

Co operative boperative or CO-OP BOP

 

 


 

 

 

Celebrating the Holidays with Lynnie Godfrey

 

December 19, 2014 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

Drama Desk Nominee and AUDELCO Award for the Broadway musical, Eubie. (The music of Eubie Blake), where she shared the stage with Gregory and Maurice Hines

 

Star of Norman Lear’s sequel to All In The Family …..704 Hauser

NAACP Award for Best Producer, Audio Earphone Award, Benjamin Franklin Award for her recording of the title role “Snow Queen”

 

"Godfrey, a smoldering firecracker just waiting to explode, is a sassy stylist who used her remarkable deep creamy voice to milk each song for all it’s worth. And what a voice it is, somewhere south of Sarah Vaughn, north of Eartha Kitt and definitely east of Tenth Avenue." - Steve Siegel

 

                                                                                      

 

 


 

 

 

 

EXPANSIONS: The Dave Liebman Group

 

January 16, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets: $25

 

 

Dave Liebman's new group looks towards the present generation of jazz musicians who have been schooled in conservatory and university settings.  Lieb is continuing the time tested tradition of master/apprentice as he experienced in the 1970's with drummer Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, by reaching across generations to teach and learn from them. "EXPANSIONS" features the up and coming pianist Bobby Avey, reedman Matt Vashlishan, drummer Alex Ritz and a continuation of Lieb's long relationship with bassist Tony Marino. Conceptually, the repertoire traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by the new jazz artists of our time. The first recording will be released in 2014..."Samsara" (Whaling City Sound).

 

For more information about Dave Liebman, visit his website at http://www.daveliebman.com/expansions.php.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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