Friday, November 6, 2015

FREE CONCERT IN CHATHAM HIGHLIGHTS JAPANESE & AMERICAN JAZZ FROM 1920s, 1930s & TODAY!

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As part of the Concerts on Main series, the Patrick Bartley Quintet comes to Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church (286 Main Street, Chatham, NJ). The free, full-spectrum evening highlights musical relationships between Japanese and American jazz. An engaging performance for listeners of all backgrounds—from jazz aficionados to newcomers—some of NYC’s hottest young players will share standards, including from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as novelty pieces and original tunes.

Grammy-nominated saxophonist Patrick Bartley is also a multi-instrumentalist bandleader, and composer/arranger. He is joined by Antonio Madruga, piano; Mat Muntz, bass; Joe Peri, drums; and Gabe Schnider, guitar. A special guest vocalist also adds to a jazzy selection from the musical theatre canon.

The band members’ individual credits include collaborations with James Moody, Joshua Bell, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Kenny Burrell, Arturo O’Farrill, Jane Monheit, Wycliffe Gordon, Julian Lage, Bill T. Jones, and Esperanza Spalding. Band members have performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Blue Note NYC, the Museum of Modern Art plus the Newport, Cape May, Pittsfield, Monterey, Montreal, Montreux and Toronto International Jazz Festivals. Active in a wide range of styles, their repertoire includes classical, Afro-Cuban, Japanese, and varied electronic music stylings. Band members’ artistry has been featured in HBO’s documentary, “The Music in Me,” plus Downbeat and Jazziz magazines. They met while students at Manhattan School of Music.

About Concerts on Main: Free and open to all, varied hour-long performances by NJ and NYC professionals are held during the fall and winter in Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church’s historic and acoustically-engaging sanctuary. As needed, younger listeners can take advantage of a nearby indoor playspace. Ogden is located a block from Chatham’s train station, with easy and fast NYC access; there is ample free parking in the vicinity of the church. 

The series continues on Sunday, January 10, 2016 with a 2pm performance by singer-songwriter Emanuel Ayvas. The Reed Amis woodwind trio performs a 12pm concert on Sunday, March 20 (Palm Sunday).

www.ConcertsOnMain.org