Celebrate more than 40 years of Jazz at the Monmouth County Library in November!
Library Commission Chair Renee Swartz invites all of Monmouth County, young and old, to celebrate this eclectic art form through the contrasting styles of the featured musical groups, during November is Jazz Month. These free concerts are held at Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726.
Three concerts will be offered this month:
The Nick Rolfe Quartet
2 PM. Sunday, November 2
Nick Rolfe, New York Soul Pianist, is a highly versatile musician, currently playing with various R&B, jazz, gospel, and funk groups in and around NYC. He has received critical acclaim for performances in support of his albums The Remedy, The Mind Of An Evolutionary and A History of Things To Come, as well as his work as a highly sought-after pianoplayer/keyboardist for other artists. The Nick Rolfe Quartet will feature vocalist Zaia Rolfe.
Houston Person Quartet
2 PM Sunday, November 23
The Father of Acid Jazz turns 80 this month! Celebrate Houston Person's birthday with him...Live! Grooving a growling tenor sax, Houston is truly a stylemaker.
A veteran of more than 75 albums as a player, bandleader and longtime partner of Etta James, he continues to teach and reach - through Jazz - into every musical genre.
Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Quartet
2 PM Sunday, November 30
This Grammy-nominated, Rio-born trumpet and flugelhorn player has been on the US jazz scene since 1970, and has played with everyone from Mario Bauza and Herbie Mann to Tito Puente and McCoy Tyner. Today, Roditi will share his original warm and lyrical compositions with us, some found on his recent release, Simpatico.
For more information please call 732-431-7220 X7222.