The Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music is happy to be introducing the Friday Night Jazz Series filled with an abundance of performances and excellent artists.
Our first performance of the “Second Friday Jazz Series” was a hit thanks to the Joey Berkley band. If you missed out, you have another chance to experience talent at its finest at the Center.
We are very much looking forward to the talents of Tony Kadleck ( Tony Kadleck Too, ) on May 11th, Duane Eubanks on June 8th and Shayna Steele on July 13th who will be joining Joey Berkley, Gary Deinstadt, Chris Parker, Andy Abel and Joris Teepe Hope to see you there.
Tickets are $25, click the link below…
Seating is limited to 60 people so get your tickets soon. Refreshments will be served.
More about our performers…past, present and future:
April 13th: Joey Berkley Band at the Center – The Joey Berkley Band is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition and features Joey’s original compositions and arrangements. The band comes out swingin’ hard from the legacy of jazz greats Miles Davis, Monk and Coltrane. Joey has developed his “sound” by using these influences to create an original contemporary style, grabbing the listener with songs and playing that combines jazz with elements of funk, pop and classic R’n B.
May 11th: Tony Kadleck at the Center– Tony Kadleck has been free-lancing in the New York area since 1986. After college (New England Conservatory & Manhattan School of Music), Tony did some touring with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. His recording credits range from Dizzy Gillespie and Natalie Cole to Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross. In concert, Kadleck has performed with many greats, including Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, and the Boston Pops.
June 8th: Duane Eubanks at the Center– The Jazz trumpeter/composer/arranger/producer is a multi-talented force whose fiery blasts and sweet distinctive sound carry his horn into a musical space that defies categorization.
July 13th: Shayna Steele at the Center- Schooled in jazz by her Godfather, self-taught and guided by her musician father and gospel by her choir director, the Grammy-nominated Michael McElroy, Steele began to develop her sound, blending new influences, from Ledisi to Rachelle Farrell, with her childhood icons Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and the Temptations. Her voice has remained high in demand with vocals on Hairspray (movie soundtrack), 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, Sex and the City 2, NBC’s Smash, 2008 Summer Olympic highlights on BBC, The Shanghai Restoration Project and HBO’s “The Sopranos”.