Arbors Records has created a new series featuring jazz performances and dancing at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, NYC. And it begins tomorrow!
Harry Allen’s Monday Night Jazz
It begins May 2, 2011, and will happen the first Monday of each month through the end of the year (except the second Monday in July and September). Most performances will feature The Harry Allen Quartet (Harry, Rossano Sportiello, Joel Forbes, Chuck Riggs) with guest artists as listed below.
Dining and dancing from 7:00-8:00 PM — — Concert from 8:00-10:00 PM
Music Charge: $20.00, One drink minimum
May 2: Frank Wess, Joe Wilder, Harry Allen, Norman Simmons, Joel Forbes, Ed Metz
June 6: Harry Allen’s Four Others (Harry’s original arrangements based on Woody Herman’s Four Brothers) featuring Grant Stewart, Gary Smulyan and Eric Alexander with The Harry Allen Quartet
July 11: Warren Vaché and John Allred with The Harry Allen Quartet
August 1: Bucky Pizzarelli, Terell Stafford and Freddy Cole with The Harry Allen Quartet
September 12: Ken Peplowski and Houston Person with Larry Fuller, Harry Allen, Joel Forbes and Chuck Riggs
October 3: An evening of song with Lynn Roberts, Rebecca Kilgore, Nicki Parrott, Dan Barrett with Mike Renzi, Harry Allen, Joel Forbes and Chuck Riggs
November 7: An evening of Brazilian music with Maucha Adnet (vocalist with Jobim for 10 years), Duduka DaFonseca (drummer with Jobim for many years), Nilson Matta (bass), Klaus Mueller (piano) and The Harry Allen Quartet
December 5: Hooray for Christmas show with John Sheridan, Rebecca Kilgore, Jon-Erik Kellso, Randy Sandke, John Allred, Tom Artin, Dan Block, Scott Robinson,James Chirillo with The Harry Allen Quartet
Reservations: Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10065. Telephone: 212-339-4095
P.S. When I was a child, I had a Danny Kaye record on which he impersonated a little boy, “Maurice.” And the line that sticks in my head is Maurice’s insistent, “Not LATER! NOW!” Consider it your mantra for this series, no?