Roxbury Jazz Festival in New Milford

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Makery Coworking

20 Bank Street

New Milford, CT 06776

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Roxbury Jazz Festival Presents Four Performances at New Milford's Makery Coworking

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The organizers of the Roxbury Jazz Festival are pleased to bring four amazing shows to Bank Street from Friday, November 8th through Sunday, November 10th.

Tickets are $20 per performance or $50 for the entire three-day series. We prefer advance sales via Eventbrite, but tickets can be purchased at the door.

The lineup:

Fri Nov 8th Doors @ 6pm / Downbeat @ 7pm

The Marc Wager Quartet w/Marc Wager, Chris Casey, Doug White, Ryan Dunne, Frank Broklehurst

Featured extra guests Barry Blitt (Piano)

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Sat Nov 9th Doors @ 6pm / Downbeat @ 7pm

The Doug White Quintet w/ Doug White, Lanny Ball, Steve Porter, Pat Casy,Tido Holtkamp

Featured Guests: Tim Moran (sax), Josh Peters (Piano)

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Sun Nov 10th Performance #1 Doors @ 3:30pm / Downbeat 1 @ 4:30pm

Tariku

Sun Nov 10th Performance #2 Downbeat 2 @ 6pm

Lux Lounge w/ Felicia Michael, Marc Wager, Gary Fiandra, Frank Broklehurst, Mark Louis Miller

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About the Musicians:

THE MARC WAGER QUARTET:

CHRIS CASEY-piano

Chris Casey is an instructor at the Hartt School of Music and arranger and conductor of the Jackie McLean Orchestra.

PAT CASEY-trumpet

Pat Casey attended the Hartt School of Music, where he studied under Jackie McLean. He has freelanced with various groups and artists is currently a member of the “Kathy Thompson Band” and is an adjunct musician with the “Casey Girls Singers.”

STEVE “KING” PORTER-bass

Steve is an instructor at the Hartt School of Music and is well known for his work with the Winard Harper Quintet.

TIDO HOLTKAMP-drums

Tido Holtkamp is a versatile and dynamic musician with professional experience in jazz, latin, R&B, classic rock, and American roots music. He brings a creative, original, and soulful approach to the bandstand, and has built a reputation as a musical drummer. Besides maintaining a busy performance schedule, Tido teaches privately in the Greater Hartford area and also offers clinics in jazz drumming and drumming health. Tido earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, where he studied jazz improvisation with Ellen Rowe and performed with the UConn Jazz Ensemble. Author of the book, “Drumming in Harmony,” Tido also regularly writes articles on music, drumming and teaching.

MARC WAGER-guitar

Marc attended the Berklee College of Music where he studied composition, arranging, and guitar. He and his band “Lux Lounge” perform at local Connecticut venues, fundraisers and community events. Marc has also been playing with Soul and R&B legend Kenny Hamber for the last 10 years or so performing at Foxwoods and other larger venues. A co-founder and producer of the Roxbury Jazz Festival, Marc is also the owner of Roxbury Station Recording Studio in Roxbury, CT.

DOUG WHITE-tenor & alto saxophone & vocalist

Doug White has performed with many jazz greats including Joe Puma, Annie Ross, Tommy Flanagan, and Milt Hinton. Mentored early on by Warne Marsh, Sam Coslow and Miles Davis, Doug White has entertained at New York City’s Supper Club, Jubilee, Bubble Lounge, and Rainbow and Stars, London’s Pizza on the Park and Green Room along with private engagements in London, Paris & Provence. He has performed at a number of European festivals as well, including Ireland’s Guinness Jazz Festival, where he was the subject of a two-hour documentary on RTE television, and has been the subject of profiles on the BBC World Service.

THE DOUG WHITE QUINTET

The Doug White Quintet is comprised of Doug White, tenor and alto saxophonist and vocalist; pianist, Chris Casey, an instructor at the Hartt School and arranger and conductor of the Jackie McLean Orchestra; trumpeter, Pat Casey; guitarist, Marc Wager; drummer Tido Holtkamp; and bassist Steve “King” Porter, also an instructor at Hartt who is well known for his work with the Winard Harper Quintet.

The Doug White Quintet offers a program that ranges from bop to ballads, catchy original material as well as standards, blues & modern-style improvising. Along with Doug’s inimitable sax playing, the group’s instrumentals range from classic jazz to Herb Alpert and Esquivel.

Featured throughout Europe and the East Coast with legendary singer, Annie Ross, (of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross fame), Doug White has enjoyed international acclaim at the helm of his own groups since the early 1970’s. Doug learned jazz the old fashioned way (no jazz camp, no jazz degree) by listening, living and playing it.

For information about The Doug White Quintet’s CD, “Forever,” check out this link: Their CD, Forever: https://www.thedougwhitequintet.com/?page_id=74

TARIKU: A West African Court Music Ensemble

The music of Tariku is driven by the interlocking polyrhythms for which West African music has become famous. This is the region musicologists credit with the roots of jazz, blues, funk, and hip hop. That DNA is clearly audible in the playing of percussionists Mangue Sylla and Matt Dean, drum set player Avery Collins, and bassist Frank Brocklehurst.

Coloring inside these percussive lines are the smooth, elegant guitar lines of lead guitarist, Mamady “Jelike” Kouyate, and the swirling yet precise cascades of young flute phenom Dylan McDonnell.

Rounding out the melodic mix, Arouna Kouyate doubles on the kora- a 21 string calabash harp with a tone like the beautiful lovechild of a lute and an oud- and the vocals, whose flavor to Western ears might fall somewhere between Flamenco and the blues. The result is a performance that falls somewhere between classical and jazz, between storytelling and song, between ancient and modern.

Tariku’s musical and historical director, El Hajj Mamady “Jelike” Kouyate, holds the eminent position of Jeli Kuntigi (literally “Headmaster”) of the Society of Mandén Jelilu of the Americas. As the foremost authority in this hemisphere on his people’s musico-historical tradition. Tariku presents these timeless pieces in a way that will be at once accessible and entertaining for American listeners, and also painstakingly faithful to the tradition.

LUX LOUNGE:

Lux Lounge has performed frequently at Makery Coworking's PERFORMERY music series and features New Milford's own Gary Fiandra and Felicia Michael, along with Frank Brocklehurst, Marc Wager, Mark Miller, and Gino Zenobia. The band performs an diverse mix of jazz, blues, rock, funk and broadway show tunes.

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Makery Coworking

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New Milford, CT 06776

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