Go back in time with the New York JazzHarmonic and experience the musical heyday of old New Orleans and old Chicago during the speakeasies of the 1920s & '30s. Featuring music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake and other American greats like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and King Oliver.
Tickets: $20.00 Online / $25.00 At The Door
Students: $10.00 Online / $15.00 At The Door
Duration: 90 min (15 min Intermission). Doors@7:30 pm.
The New York Jazzharmonic sextet comes out of the larger New York Jazzharmonic 17-piece big band. Think the Benny Goodman Trio coming out of the Benny Goodman orchestra. Founded in 2014 by bassist Ron Wasserman, they have already world-premiered works by 9 different composers at their Symphony Space concert series in New York City. They have also appeared at the Washington Square Music Festival, and the Verdi Square Festival. The sextet concentrates on Traditional Jazz and Ragtime by the great American Masters from Joplin to Duke Ellington. www.nyjazzharmonic.org
NY Jazzharmonic leader Ron Wasserman is a Rockland County resident and veteran bassist with over 5,000 performances to his credit in virtually every kind of musical endeavor. Almost 1,000 of these have been playing Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcreaker” as a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. When he is not playing jazz or classical music, he can often be found concertizing with the JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber band, or leading a monthly salon at the Bar Thalia in NYC, where his goal is to play as diverse and experimental a repertoire as possible. So far they have done everything from Mingus, to Bach, to Dada. Ron’s personal web site is www.trilaterus.com