Ralph Lalama w/ The Joey Berkely Band Dec. 14th @8
We are looking forward to welcoming Ralph Lalama into our home for a night of jazz you do NOT want to miss! Get your tickets now! Click HERE
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Three-time Grammy Award winner Ralph Lalama is a solid fixture of the New York Jazz scene and is respected world-wide. Through his work in the Joe Lovano Nonet and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and more, Mr. Lalama has shown himself to be a grand, modern-minded storyteller; a first-class jazz soloist. He has nine CD’s out as a leader and is on more than sixty recordings as a sideman. His latest release as a leader is the 2012 “Bop Juice: Ralph Lalama Trio, Live at Smalls.” Ralph Lalama’s playing reveals an enormous depth of musical heart and knowledge. With his muscular, free-wheeling sound and masterful ability to tell a story through his horn. He has so graciously taken from his busy performance schedule to stop by and bring down the house with the Joey Berkley Band at the Center…a night you can’t get anywhere else.
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Saxophonist Ken Gioffre has recorded for the Sony, Universal, Blue Note-Manhattan, MCA, Dennon, and Sire labels. He has also performed and recorded for the ABC, NBC, CBS, A&E, HBO, ESPN, and BET television networks. Mr. Gioffre appeared nightly on the television show New York at Night and has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s Today Show, HBO’s The Sopranos, A &E’s Breakfast With The Arts, Fox News’ Fox and Friends, Sinbad’s Soul Music Festival as well as the movie Last Holiday starring Queen Latifa. In addition to his national and international tour experience, he has performed or recorded with Nancy Wilson, B. B. King, Dianne Reeves, Tito Puente, Mose Allison, Ruth Brown, The Temptations, Cab Calloway, Dr. John, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifa, Lou Rawles, Martha Reeves, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Webb, Buddy Guy, Ben E. King, The Wynans, Kid Creole, Toots Thielmans, Dave Kozz, Eddie Money, KC and the Sunshine Band, John Pattitucci, Will Lee, Randy Brecker and many, many others. Gioffre currently tours and records as saxophonist for Smokey Robinson. He has so graciously agreed to make a pit stop here at the center to perform with the incomparable Joey Berkley Band, for a night to remember!
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Founder of Atlantic Starr and currently a member of the number one selling duo in the history of music, Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall and John Oates. Porter is also performing in two breakout projects of his own. The Evolution of Cabaret, a “bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world” and Symphony Rhythm & Blues, “the ultimate crossover”. Creator of the Evolution of Cabaret, which can be described as a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world, Porter is a visionary and an invaluable talent. He also wow’s the crowds by bridging diverse traditions such as: Sacred & Secular, Juke Joint & Big City, African, European & Opera House in his work with a major philharmonic orchestra in Porter Carroll Jr.’s Symphony Rhythm and Blues. Porter’s breathtaking work can be heard and seen all around the world and we are glad to welcome him to our home. Our Director, Joey Berkley and his band, will rock the house with Porter Carroll for a night you don’t want to miss!
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The Westchester Center for Jazz would like to Congratulate My Brother’s Keeper on 2 years of dedication and commitment to the youth of the City of Yonkers. We are thrilled to partner with Yonkers Public Schools and Yonkers MBK on the mission of giving back to the community through the arts. Join us and Joey Berkley on Thursday, September 27, 2018 for a night you don’t want to miss!
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Riverfest is fast approaching! I hope that you are ready for an amazing time with us and array of talented performers. It’s going down Saturday, September 15th from 12pm-7pm in Downtown Yonkers Waterfront. We are proud to be one of many sponsors for this year’s Riverfest! Come down to the Westchester Stage between 12p and 6p and say hello!