SUNDAY OCT. 2ND, 6-8PM
Roger Ball Quintet
featuring John Bailey, trumpet
$15. Reservations at 203-792-1500.
Roger Ball- saxophone, John Bailey- trumpet, Nick Bariluk- piano, Rich Zurkowski- bass, Hans Broecking - drums
Average White Band founding member and saxophonist Roger Ball returns to the Pizzeria for an evening of classic jazz and a little get down funk. This time, he brings Grammy-winning trumpet player John Bailey. The New York-based artist has worked with Ray Charles, Gloria Estefan, The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Buddy Rich Band, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, and six years with Latin-jazz great Ray Barretto.
A native of Broughty Ferry, Scotland who now lives in Newtown, Roger Ball has worked with artists from Marvin Gaye to Roxy Music. "Cut the Cake" and "Pick up the Pieces," two of the biggest funk hits of all time, were co-written by Roger with AWB. He is also a keen jazz fan, inspired by Cannonball Adderly, Horace Silver, and Dexter Gordon.
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Pizzeria Lauretano is located at 291 Greenwood Ave in Bethel, Conn. All concerts are Sundays at 6:00, and cover charge is $15 (unless noted above). Reservations are recommended by calling 203-792-1500. Serving nationally-acclaimed Neapolitan cuisine and wood-fired brick-oven pizza. pizzerialauretano.com "Bethel's beloved pizza, pasta, and jazz joint" - CTNOW
"Jazz sizzles at the red-hot series served at Pizzeria Lauretano!" - Owen McNally, WNPR.org