Monday, October 14, 2019

Keyboardist David Braham Leads Jam Session at October Social

David Braham

WHEN: Sunday, October 20. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the music is performed from 3-5 p.m., with one short intermission.
Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St. in Madison
ADMISSION: free to members. $10 for non-members, and there is a $10 food/beverage minimum
To reserve your spot in the jam session or for more information, email

Organist/pianist David Braham will lead an "old fashioned jam session/open mic" at the New Jersey Jazz Society's monthly Jazz Social. Joining Braham in the house band will be guitarist Mark Strickland and drummer Diego Lopez.

Braham has played with jazz giants such as saxophonists Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, and David "Fathead" Newman; and AllAboutJazz has described him as "one of the best organists on the scene today.

Guitarist Strickland was influenced by Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Joe Pass. He has performed with drummer Grady Tate and bassist John Heard, among others. Drummer Lopez established himself on New York's music scene in 2000, working with such musicians as pianist Hilton Ruiz, clarinetist-saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, and tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri.

Funding for the NJJS Socials has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.