Sunday, November 27, 6 to 8 pm
Andrew Beals Organ Qtet
$12 music charge, $10 minimum. Reservations at 203-792-1500
Andrew Beals- saxophone, Chris Morrison- guitar, Kyle Koehler - organ, Joe Strasser - drums
It's a post-Thanksgiving party as these New York City aces drop in to Bethel for some dynamite jazz. Saxophonist Andrew Beals came up playing with Brother Jack McDuff and his soulful "Heatin' System," one of jazz's all-time organ greats. With a nod to that sound, Andrew brings in Kyle Koehler on the organ, a Philly native/now-in-demand NYC player who's worked with Grover Washington, Lou Donaldson, David “Fathead” Newman, and Jimmy Heath. Also back from the city is Bethel's own Joe Strasser, who can be found playing drums with top jazz and rock artists and just back from a tour to Paris, Barcelona, and Berlin. Rounding out the band is Fairfield County's funkiest, Chris Morrison on guitar. They'll be laying down some sweet jazz and greasy grooves. Get some!
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