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Jazz Night - Let’s face the music and dance

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s show time! We’re always in the mood for good grooves & chill out rhythms.

Join us for a fairy tale night in New York where our fantastic Jazz band will entertain you!

We are more than pleased to welcome:

Vocal: Tzuting Tsai

Piano: Robbie Lee

Bass: Niklass Lukassen

Drums: Cole Hazlitt

Save the date for November 14th, 7PM. No dress code required. Just bring your dance moves, grab a drink and enjoy the music with us!

Early Bird Ticket: $18

*Drinks and snacks are on us & included in the ticket price*


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TzutingTsai

TzutingTsai is a vocalist and pianist from Taiwan. She embraced music at an early age, beginning to sing and play piano at age five and also learning the violin by the time she was ten. As her confidence continued to grow, she began to gravitate towards the genres like Classical, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. She studied the Classical voice with Joan Caplan and explored the Jazz voice with Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann. Through their teachings and Tzuting’s own enthusiastic dedication to her music, she blossomed into an expressive singer with her own unique signature style. Tzuting graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Classical voice Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.


Cole Hazlitt

Born and raised in Clearwater Florida, drummer, vibraphonist, and percussionist Cole Hazlitt has played in a variety of musical situations as both a sideman, and a leader. While in high school, Cole performed with the latin jazz group “Viva Cal Sextet”. This group was dedicated to preserving the music of Cal Tjader. The ensemble, featuring the late great pianist Kenny Drew Jr, recorded a live album in 2014. Cole Hazlitt currently holds a bachelor's degree in Jazz drum set from from the Manhattan School of Music, and is expecting to earn his Masters degree in Jazz Vibraphone at the Manhattan School of Music in May 2020. As well as being a performer, Cole has written several different pieces in many different styles for a wide range of ensembles.


Niklas Lukassen

Niklas Lukassen is an acoustic and electric bass player from southern Germany. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the Jazz Institute Berlin, where he studied with the likes of Gregory Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He has been privileged to work with many reputable national and International artists and performed in different countries like England, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Malaysia, China and the USA as a touring musician. His frequent concert activities as a sideman and bandleader are a testimony to his versatility while remaining a distinct voice of his own. In addition to his work as a bass player and composer, he has also been a vocalist for the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO). Since moving to New York in 2017, Niklas Lukassen’s various pursuits have sparked numerous collaborations with the likes of Joe Lovano and Mike Stern. He is set to receive a Master's Degree from Manhattan School of Music in the spring of 2019 under the mentorship of Ron Carter.

Niklas Lukassen is an acoustic and electric bass player from southern Germany. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the Jazz Institute Berlin, where he studied with the likes of Gregory Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He has been privileged to work with many reputable national and International artists and performed in different countries like England, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Malaysia, China and the USA as a touring musician. His frequent concert activities as a sideman and bandleader are a testimony to his versatility while remaining a distinct voice of his own. In addition to his work as a bass player and composer, he has also been a vocalist for the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO). Since moving to New York in 2017, Niklas Lukassen’s various pursuits have sparked numerous collaborations with the likes of Joe Lovano and Mike Stern. He is set to receive a Master's Degree from Manhattan School of Music in the spring of 2019 under the mentorship of Ron Carter.


Robbie Lee

Born in the desert terrain of Tucson, Arizona, Robbie Lee is a pianist, vocalist, saxophonist, and composer that brings his amicable personality to his music. Throughout the years Lee has had the opportunity to play with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Candido Camero, Charles McPherson, Ray Drummond, and Brice Winston. He has played in numerous jazz festivals across the globe including the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Umbria Jazz Festival, and the Montreux Jazz Festival. He has been given awards in performance and composition from Downbeat Magazine, Youngarts, the Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition, and the Next Generation Jazz Festival. Lee has been continuously inspired and mentored by world class musicians such as Scott Black, Doug Tidaback, Brice Winston, Mike Kocour, Ted Rosenthal, Jeremy Manasia, and Phil Markowitz. Growing up in Tucson, Lee was exposed to a broad range of jazz from Traditional to Post-Bop styles. Through gathering information from the plethora of this music, Lee was encouraged to develop his own voice and keep an open mind. He is commonly regarded as a first rate pianist/vocalist that draws musical inspiration from Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, and many others. While he mostly performs songs of the American Songbook and Jazz Idiom, Lee also enjoys composing new works that feature his peers and himself. Moving forward Lee hopes to captivate audiences through his music, spreading joy and compassion to all corners of the globe. Robbie just recently completed his bachelor’s degree in jazz piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music this spring.

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