4 great performers, at 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orch. Sat, Aug 1 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Dick Hyman Quintet Sat, Aug 8 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Cyrus Chestnut Quintet Sat, Aug 22 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Martin Taylor & Bucky Pizzarelli Sat, Aug 29 at 5 & 8 p.m.
All concerts are in the 300-seat Margaret Lesher Theatre.
Formed in 1985, the CHJO is today’s hardest-swinging big band, composed of an all-star lineup of Los Angeles-based musicians with three leaders: Grammy-winning bass player John Clayton (Quincy Jones, Count Basie Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight), multi-reed virtuoso Jeff Clayton (Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson) and master drummer Jeff Hamilton (Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown). With its sizzling charts, this band will blow the roof off our small theatre!artist's website
Legendary pianist Dick Hyman has recorded over 100 albums, and his film scores include Moonstruck, Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Hanna and Her Sisters and Radio Days. Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen’s credits include Rosemary Clooney, Hank Jones, Kenny Burrell and Tony Bennett, and his CDs have won many awards. Arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist, Ken Peplowski has played with Sonny Stitt, Benny Goodman, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee and Madonna.Mr. Hyman's website
Pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s soulful sounds, drenched in gospel and the blues, are a delight both for serious jazz fans and for the general public. He has played with Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler and Isaac Hayes. Joining his trio will be the profoundly talented Joel Frahm (one of New York’s top tenor saxophonists) and vibes virtuoso Warren Wolf (Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, etc.)Mr. Chestnut's website
The crème de la crème of jazz guitar duos! Widely considered to be the world’s top “fingerstyle” artist, Martin Taylor’s tasteful, swinging style combines virtuosity and wit. He has amassed a record 14 British Jazz Awards and his collaborators include Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Stephane Grappelli and George Harrison. A true living legend, Bucky Pizzarelli’s credits include Benny Goodman, The Tonight Show Band, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Les Paul and Paul McCartney.Mr. Taylor's website