PRLog - June 2, 2014 - NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Friday Night Jazz Series at Alvin & Friends restaurant in New Rochelle continues to bring world-class jazz artists to Westchester in June. The talented trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg, blessed with abundant talent and movie star looks, begins the month’s roster on June 6, followed by the Nat Adderley Jr. Trio on June 13.
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The Christian McBride Trio swings into New Rochelle on June 20, 2014. One of G&J Productions’
The goal of the Friday Night Jazz Series is to become the best venue for jazz in Westchester County, drawing an audience of sophisticated music lovers of means that would usually go to NYC for such a combination of fine dining and stellar entertainment.
JUNE 2014 SCHEDULE
June 6: Bria Skonberg Quartet: CD Release party
On Friday, June 6th Roscoe’s Room welcomes Bria Skonberg for a CD release party celebrating her second recording, Into Your Own. This award-winning trumpeter/vocalist was voted the Jazz Journalist’s Association’
$15 in advance, $20 at door
June 13: Nat Adderley Jr. Trio
Nat Adderley Jr. brings the jazz and R&B goods, carrying on his famous jazz family lineage (uncle Cannonball Adderley and dad Nat Adderley Sr.) as well as his decades as the Musical Director for R&B icon Luther Vandross. His synthesis of the two related branches on the tree of black music, during Black Music Month, promises the deep pleasure of soulful swing that will make your heart sing.
$15 in advance, $20 at door
June 20: Christian McBride Trio
With Out Here, world-level bassist Christian McBride’s fifth recording on Mack Avenue Records, McBride introduced his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his role as standard-bearer and mentor. Pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.—both younger, emerging artists—have been performing with McBride’s smallest group for four years, honing their trio conception to a fine point of expressive depth and nuance with select performances around the world.
“It’s a pretty diversified trio,” says McBride descriptively. “The real core foundation is hardcore swingin,’ blues and the American songbook. Part of that is because Christian [Sands] is so well-rounded and willing to go to so many places, that I can’t help but want to swing hard with him and Ulysses. I welcome the chance to bring my group to the intimate setting of Alvin & Friends--which I hear has a fantastic vibe."
$25 in advance, $35 at door
June 27: THE JAZZ MASTERS SERIES:
George Coleman, one of the world's most acclaimed saxophonists, leads a group of young firebrands, including his son George Coleman Jr. blazing on drums. The Memphis-born tenor sax giant recording seminal ’60s dates with Miles Davis (My Funny Valentine and Seven Steps to Heaven) and Herbie Hancock (Maiden Voyage). He’s been rehearsing this new ensemble—featuring Alvin & Friends favorites Alex McCabe (alto sax) and Paul Odeh (piano)—for two years. Adam Cote, who George Jr. says is “superbad,”
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
A beautifully intimate room, Alvin & Friends Roscoe's Room is the perfect ambiance to experience exceptional musicians.
Alvin & Friends, Zagat rated 26 for food, 26 for décor and 26 for service, and named by Westchester Magazine as one of the “Best of Westchester”
Alvin & Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Highway
New Rochelle, NY
(Half hour drive or train ride from Manhattan; 3 minute walk from the MetroNorth New Rochelle station.)