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Zach Adleman Quartet

July 18 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

An outdoor jazz concert at the Churchill Historic Park District
158-170 W Main St., Stamford, New York 12167

Playing selections by Frank Sinatra, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, and others.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED as tent seating is limited; walk-ups will want to bring a lawn chair and arrive early to sign in.
E-mail: FOMAdmin@friendsmusic.org
Phone#: 518.918.8003

Masks & social distancing encouraged.
Rain or shine (under a tent).
In-person donations welcome.

Bandleader and drummer, Zach Adleman has performed at Carnegie Hall, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards After Parties, and the Newport Jazz Festival, alongside jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker. He holds a GRAMMY for participation on Ted Nash’s, “Presidential Suite” and is the first place winner of the 2017 J.C Heard National Drum Competition. In addition to touring Italy, Russia, and Switzerland, Zach has served on faculty at the Jazz Institute at Brevard in North Carolina. Zach has recoded 4 albums as a sideman, and one as a co-leader of the Becoming Quintet, which earned a Jazztimes and Downbeat review. While in college at the Juilliard School, Zach performed with the Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble, in addition to being selected to participate in the JAS Aspen Academy and the Ravinia workshop.


Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Tarantino was recently named one of the “Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of 2019” by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll. Her debut album, Winds of Change, peaked at #15 on the JazzWeek Charts and landed at #79 for JazzWeek’s Top 100 records of 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School and Bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Alexa is the Founder and Director of the Rockport Jazz Workshop in Rockport, Massachusetts and Co-founder of A Step Ahead Jazz virtual workshop with pianist Steven Feifke. Alexa Tarantino is a Vandoren Artist and Yamaha Performing Artist.
“[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew, […] an indomitable force for expression, education, and absolute excellence.” – Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artist Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York City based Bassist Mark Lewandowski originally hails from Nottingham, England. His interest in the bass took him to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Whilst studying at the school Mark was rapidly producing a strong name for himself on the London scene; playing regularly at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club by only his second year in the capital. During this time he was also awarded the Yamaha Jazz award.
Mark continued his studies in New York City as part of the celebrated Artist Diploma programme at the prestigious Juilliard School. He has been lucky to perform with a diverse range of musicians including such names as Wynton Marsalis, John Surman, Joe Chambers, Johnny O’Neal, Steve Wilson, Javon Jackson, JD Allen, Sheila Jordan, Billy Drummond, Grant Stewart, Vic Juris, Dave Kikoski and Jeremy Pelt.

Pianist and composer Joe Block is a dynamic rising talent in the jazz world. Originally from Philadelphia, Joe has had the opportunity to work and play with many esteemed musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel., Leslie Odom Jr., Steve Wilson, Peter Bernstein, Ari Hoenig, Eric Alexander, Jaleel Shaw, Hannibal Lokumbe, and The Captain Black Big Band. As a bandleader and sideman in New York and Philadelphia he has performed at numerous venues including Dizzy’s, The Django, Birdland, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Alice Tully Hall, Chris’ Jazz Café, South Jazz Parlor, @exuberance, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Clef Club, Hilbert Circle Theatre (Indianapolis) and the Black Cat (San Francisco). He has also performed at the Monterey, Belize, Montclair, Mid-Atlantic, Next Generation, and Telluride Jazz Festivals. Hailed by Jazz at Lincoln Center as one of “jazz’s most promising young composers”, he has been commissioned to write or arrange music for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, for which he arranged part of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. Joe currently lives in NYC where he attends both the Juilliard School and Columbia University. He appears on the 2020 Grammy-nominated record “The Intangible Between” by Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band. 

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
158-170 W Main St
Stamford, New York 12167 United States
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