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Monday, August 25, 2014

First Annual Nazareth Jazz Festival on 9/13

When: Saturday 13, 2014

Where: Borough Park

(courtesy of Alfonso Todd)

1:00: CYNTHIA RODRIGUEZ is excited to make her professional jazz debut at "Naz Jazz" 2014. Rodriguez is a very well known performer and writer in the Lehigh Valley. Cynthia has been a singer for years and has performed a wide range of musical styles which include: chorus, rock, and anthem. Rodriguez is overjoyed to now perform music she has loved for most of her life, and believes that Jazz truly captures the range of human emotion in its' lyrics and music.

2:00: JAZZ N MORE has played Boscov's Auditorium in Reading, PA; the Mayors' Inaugural Ceremony; The GAPS {Art Gallery} at the historical Wyndham Hotel in Reading, PA; Embassy Suites in Ashburn VA; the Cheste,r PA Community Center' the French Creek Country Club and Berks Jazz Fest... To name a few...

3:00: NEKBONE - Your funk bone is connected to your…Nekbone, is a funk powerhouse hailing from parts near and remote of the tri-state area. John Birch's singing style splits the difference between the smoothness of George Benson and the grit of Wilson Pickett, and his impeccable guitar playing gives a nod to BB King and Larry Carlton. This formidable line-up also includes Jeff Bichaylo (Keyboards), Adam Guth (Drums) and Victor McLaurin (Bass). Each are tremendous players in their own right having worked with none other than Jef Lee Johnson, Edgardo Cintron, East Wind Jazz Ensemble, Jamaaladeen Tacumah, Doc Gibbs, and Dexter Wansel to name a few.

4:00: MONKEY CAT What might sound like a genetic lab experiment gone horribly wrong, is actually a group of three of the funkiest musicians to ever call Southeastern PA home. Monkey Cat brings intrepid improvisation and exploration together with smooth, funky backbeats. Jeff Bichaylo (Keyboards), Mark Walsh (Guitar), JJ Zeller (Drums) have shared the stage with the likes of Bernie Worrell, Jay Procter, Sister Sledge, Boney James, Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, James Ingram, Brian Culbertson, and Jonathan Butler.

5:00: DRIVE TIME PHILADELPHIA has given us some brilliant music over the decades and this tight, contemporary jazz ensemble holds up to Philly’s solid reputation with their highly anticipated new release, IGNITION! Drive Time Philadelphia will rev you up with what the group calls Urban Organic Jazz… that is funky grooves and jazz-soaked, melodic originals, and delivers exciting new music, ranging from smooth to Latin to fusion to Tower of Power-like grooves, and even a splash of chillout! IGNITION sparks from cool collaborations including special guest appearances by saxophonist Andrew Neu vocalists Phyllis Chapell, Justin Guarini & guitarist Vinnie Zummo. Drivetime has been honing their craft and evolving into an important new voice in the Global Smooth Jazz community with three previous recordings and two top-selling singles featuring Bob Baldwin and Justin Guarini. Leader Bernie Capodici and band shift into high gear for live performances where they marry old school cool with modern, musical ideas…

6:00: The Sticker Gang.  They can't play shit, but will do the perp walk.


Anonymous said...

LOL! The Sticker Gang! Thanks for the promo Bernie!

Alfonso Todd


Anonymous said...

Have signs for this event been posted (i.e. littered) in Nazareth?

Anonymous said...

Yes, there are posters in banks and various businesses throughout Nazareth, PA. I will actually be in Nazareth every week speaking to different businesses as we get closer to event. Watch for me!

Alfonso Todd

Bernie O'Hare said...

Do you want stickers?