12/1/2022 4:30-5:15 pm
FREE Childrens percussion workshop
Rhythm and sound in the theater
Queens public Library at Saint Albans
All ages -Kids will experience a hands on class all about how percussion is used to enhance action dance and more on the Broadway stage ,Film and TV.All instruments will be provided .Sponsored by Urban stages and the NYC Public library
191-05 Linden Blvd, St. Albans, NY 11412
12/9/2022-1/8/2023 Jersey Boys Westhester center for the Performing arts ( Possible extended dates - 1/15/2023 TBA )
Jazzical Komitas Passion of Fire In March 2022 I recorded 2 songs for this projects - Tracks 1 and 12 with my old friend Joel Martin . Our Trio with Bassist Dave Dunaway will slowly begin to share this amazing music world wide .Starting November 13th at the Clayton Piano festival in North Carolina . Future tour dates T.B.A
Jazzical Arts has released globally "Jazzical Komitas: Passion of Fire" with the goal of reaching an international audience and a Grammy nomination/win. “Jazzical Komitas – Passion of Fire” is an experience like no other. This acclaimed music, written by Komitas Vardapet, has been recreated in Joel Martin’s trademarked Jazzical® style for a new global audience.
Like fire, there are many layers to this music: red, hot, and painfully beautiful. Jazzical Komitas celebrates the heritage and art of the Armenian people - past, present and future - through music.
Featuring Armenian mezzo soprano Solange Merdinian, violinist Dr. Nune Melik, and Hamlet Exoyan, 13 year old Dhol percussionist from Yerevan on several tracks along with American symphony players and jazz musicians Pamela Sklar (flute), Jon Berger (drums) and the Andrew Smith String Orchestra, Jazzical Komitas will innovate and educate the world with the sublime beauty of Komitas' music and the ethnic folk songs that are the foundation of Armenian art and culture.
With an all-star cast playing on this recording, you need to hear the musical magic to believe!
Recorded a CD with a great new band Unseen Rain records New Release: Download available very soon at http://www.unseenrainrecords.com/ - The Crossing - Jack DeSalvo, Arthur Lipner, Bob Rodriguez, Todd Urban, Jon Berger.
River Road -I reunited my two musical brothers in 2011 .
Prolific Guitarist Jack Desalvo and versatile Bassist Lee Marvin
and I met to try out some of their new music . We worked together in a band 25 years ago. The magic remained . We added my virtuoso neighbor Dan Willis on reeds forming The River road quartet . Renowed drummer Bruce Ditmas ( Gil Evans, Jaco ) produced our debut CD -River road. 1/13/ In preproduction for our 2nd CD adding Vibraphone and marima master Arthur Lipner
Now available exclusively as a down load http://tinyurl.com/99dxm4c