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"Joy and spirited musical communication" characterize Garnett's drumming. Living legend Abbey Lincoln and the late great Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, James Carter, Regina Carter, and Cyrus Chestnut have all called on Mr. Garnett for the energy and fire that he brings to the bandstand. Mr. Garnett has also worked in the bands of many great artists:Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kevin Mahogany, Clark Terry, Eric Reed, Wycliffe Gordon, Milt Hinton, Marcus Printup, Greg Osby & Ellis Marsalis. Currently Mr. Garnett resides in Brooklyn and performs around the U.S. and internationally.
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Jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone and ability to charm peers, students and listeners alike. He has recorded a dozen albums as leader or co-leader, with The New York Times praising his "crisp, fluid style."
Harvie S attended Berklee College of Music and moved to NYC in 1972, where he worked and recorded extensively with a host of major jazz artists. Harvie has recorded, performed and produced music exclusively as Harvie S since 2001. In 2008 Harvie S with Kenny Barron Due album, Now Was the Time, was released on HighNote/Savant Records. He has been a member of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra since 2007.
Nancy and Spencer Reed's unique brand of vocal and instrumental styling (Nancy: voice & bass, Spencer: voice & guitar) has been enjoyed by audiences for over 30 years. Their forte is their vocal blend, with tight yet natural phrasing and unusual harmony. Both grew up in New York City and started their musical collaboration as teenagers in the Bronx. They were influenced by the classic performances of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Carmen McRae and Jackie and Roy. Their audience is always treated to a warm, relaxed vibe yet the music is swinging and intense. They offer an unusual selection of rarely heard tunes punctuated by unique treatments of jazz standards.