Category: Gigs

“The Music of Pepper Adams and Tony Faulkner”

pepper3Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band
“The Music of Pepper Adams and Tony Faulkner”
Wednesday Nov 13
Sets at 8PM & 10PM
$15 cover
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042

On Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band will perform music by guest composer/arranger Tony Faulkner and his new arrangements of the music of Pepper Adams, at Trumpets in Montclair NJ. This performance is part of a tour of Pepper Adams‘ music, organized by Gary Carner;  Jazz historian, record producer,and author of the acclaimed biography, “Pepper Adams-Joy Road”. Prior to New Jersey, they will have visited New York, Cincinnati, Champaign IL, Macomb IL, Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal, with performances, book signings, lectures and workshops.

The program for this concert features Adams’ compositions: “Dobbin”, “Freddie Froo”  “Philson” , along with Faulkner’s compositions: “Morris Dances”, “Song for Stewart” and a NY/NJ premiere “”Park Frederick III.”

This is Tony Faulkner’s first tour of the U.S and Canada. Faulkner, who hails from Leeds, England, is also a drummer, and has been on the Jazz scene in England since 1965. He has worked with many Jazz legends; Kenny Wheeler, Benny Goodman, Paul Gonsalves, Art Farmer,Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Nat Adderly, Al Cohn and many more.

Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, was an American Jazz baritone saxophonist and composer, who worked with many legends of Jazz such as:Chet Baker, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan and most notably the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, now known as The Vanguard Orchestra.

For more information on this concert, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, the Pepper Adams Joy Road Tour, Gary Carner and Tony Faulkner please visit

New album from baritone saxophonist, Charles Evans!

subliminal leaps coverCharles Evans’ last album garnered a rare 5 star review from DownBeat magazine. His newest album looks to be no less impressive. It features Charles along with fellow saxophonist Dave Liebman.

To celebrate the new release there is a CD release party at ShapeShifterLab in Brooklyn.

Be sure to check out this new album, and head to the CD release party for some excellent baritone saxophone performances.


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Baritone Summit this weekend in Connecticut!

395886_433823446661333_2137318416_nThe Litchfield Jazz Festival is this weekend, August 9th-11th. On Saturday Gary Smulyan will be leading a Baritone Summit, featuring himself, Claire Daly, Lauren Sevian, and Andrew Hadro.

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is held on the beautiful Goshen fairgrounds in northwestern Connecticut and features a great line up. Click here to check out their line up and purchase tickets!

Baritone Madness this weekend at Dizzy’s (NYC)

Be sure to check out Dizzy’s club Coca Cola in NYC this weekend for some tremendous baritone line ups!

Featuring Marcus Printup, trumpet; Brianna Thomas, vocals; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Jonathan Batiste, piano (Oct 5-6); Tardo Hammer, piano (Oct 7 only); Philip Kuehn, bass; Joe Saylor, drums; Paul Nedzela, baritone saxophone (Oct 5; Frank Basile, baritone saxophone (Oct 6): Tony Lustig, baritone saxophone (Oct 7).


Also check out the gigs page to find out where Brad Hubbard is doing unaccompanied performances this weekend.

Claire Daly west coast tour!

The Claire Daly Quartet is hitting the Northwest from June 3-9th! Sponsored by Brother Thelonius Ale, the band will do a series of fundraisers. All proceeds from their ensuing CD of Monk tunes will go The Monk Institute for jazz education.

Sunday, June 3rd – 8:00 pm – The Cellar Jazz Club – 3611 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. A benefit for the Sea Lion Research Lab at the Vancouver Aquarium –

Monday, June 4th – 7:30 pm – Tula’s Jazz Club – 2214 2nd Ave., Seattle, Washington – A benefit for Earshot Jazz –

Tuesday, June 5th – 7:00 pm – Newport Performing Arts Center – The Studio Theater – 777 W. Olive, Newport, Oregon A benefit for the Oregon Coast Jazz Party –

Wednesday, June 6th – 7:30 pm – Morris Graves Museum – 636 “F” Street, Eureka, California A benefit for the Redwood Jazz Alliance –

Thursday, June 7th – 7:00 pm – Preston Hall – Mendocino, California A benefit for The Mendocino Music Festival –

Friday, June 8th – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – 7:30 pm – 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, CA A benefit for Kuumbwa Jazz –