J A Z Z @ the Pizzeria
Join us for our popular live jazz series Sunday evenings, featuring some of the best regional artists.
Reservations are recommended, call us
at 203 792 1500.
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Sunday Sept 11th, 6-8PM
Kicking off our fall line-up...
THE RECESS BUREAU
featuring Fernanda Franco
$15, reservations at 203-792-1500
Line-up: Keenan Asbridge on trumpet, Dakota Austin on Tenor Sax, Tim Lewis on Alto Sax, Gannon Ferrell on Guitar, Jeff Moro on Bass, Rosemary Minkler on Keys, Willie Bruno on the drum kit, Chris Thomas on percussion, and Fernanda Franco on vocals.
Coltrane, Soul train, hip hop, beat box: The Recess Bureau is a young jazz/funk big band shaking up Connecticut. Fresh from the New Haven Jazz Festival, the band explores the possibilities of jazz improvisation inspired by different genres and grooves. Vocalist Fernanda Franco has a remarkably powerful voice and composure beyond her years, as comfortable singing Alecia Keys or Brazilian as jazz, including the strong originals by bandleader and bassist Jeff Moro.
The collective currently holds 10 members, all recent graduates of WCSU Danbury. With musical influences from Snarky Puppy, A Tribe Called Quest, and James Brown to Led Zeppelin, the band offers music "that will jog your mind and your behind." The Recess Bureau has performed all over Connecticut in venues such as The 9th Note Jazz Club and BRYAC.
Sept 18 - Ray Blue Quartet
Sept 25 - Marvin Stamm Quartet
Oct 2 - Roger Ball Quintet (Average White Band)
Oct 9 - TBA
Oct 16 - Nick Di Maria Quartet
Oct 23 - Jazz Legends with Sebbie Giacco, Donn Trenner, & Bill Crow
Oct 30 - TBA
Nov 6 - Cool Struttin' -vocal swing feat. Pam & Howie Bujese
Nov 13 - Joe Carter Intercontinental Quartet feat. Hendrick Meurkens (Germany) & Leco Reis (Brazil)
Nov 20 - Larry Haddad Quartet
Nov 27 - Joe Strasser Quartet
Dec 4 - Swing du Jour - gypsy jazz with Howie Bujese, Larry Urbon, Norman Plankey, Eric Van Laer
Dec 11 -TBA
Dec 18 - Annual Christmas Concert