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4.13 & 4.25 LEWIS PORTER-PHIL SCARFF GROUP | Celebrating Release of CD “Three Minutes to Four”

4.13 8p Celebrating Release of CD at Outpost, 186½ Hampshire St. (entrance on side alley), Inman Sq., Cambridge, MA –Donation $10
4.25 2:30p Celebrating Release of CD at John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University185 University Ave., Newark, NJ –Free admission

Music has taken saxophonist and composer Phil Scarff and pianist Lewis Porter to many places. They have performed and recorded around the world, as have their colleagues bassist John Funkhouser and drummer Bertram Lehmann. They’ve created music that takes listeners to exciting destinations. Their CD Three Minutes to Four is contemporary, East-meets-West jazz, where Indian raga merges with Western classical, where Ghanaian traditional fuses with improvisational, and where organic meets studied. Three Minutes to Four is where stunning performance creates pure jazz excitement.

The four musicians here have all been to the crossroads of world music and jazz, which is why this project really sings. Scarff regularly tours India and performs Indian classical concerts at major venues there. Porter, a prolific author and Ph.D., developed the only master’s program in Jazz History and has performed across the US and Europe with names like Liebman, Lovano, Bartz, and Ribot. Both Funkhouser and Lehmann are Berklee profs with a dizzying array of worldwide playing. Three Minutes to Four is at once deeply felt and eminently accessible, a glorious celebration of musical multiculturalism filtered through a prism of real jazz.

The critics are raving about Three Minutes to Four. Here’s what they have to say:
“Work at the highest level… With a soul.” – Jazz Quad
“Conceptually imaginative, impeccably performed.” – Downbeat
“Loaded with the smoking side of the east meets west… Real pros kicking it out.” – Midwest Record
“Absolutely beautiful.” – KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

The Porter-Scarff Group features Lewis Porter, piano; Phil Scarff, tenor, soprano, and sopranino saxophones; John Funkhouser, string bass; and Bertram Lehmann, drums.

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7/15: Dave Bass Sextet with Special Guest Jeff Chambers to Perform Outdoor Concert

On Saturday July 15, the Dave Bass Sextet and special guest Jeff Chambers will perform a special outdoor concert in the beautiful courtyard of Antique Maison Privee in Sacramento, CA form 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

The Sextet includes Dave Bass on piano, Michelle Deveaux for vocals, Carlos McCoy on flute/tenor sax/clarinet and Jeff Chambers on upright bass, Jack Stanfill on drums and David Frazier on conga/percussion.

Jeff Chambers has played alongside jazz legends including Gonzalo Rubelcaba, Ahmad Jamal, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Pharoah Sanders, and Ignacio Berroa who also performed on Dave’s NYC sessions.

Reservations are highly recommended.

All box seats SOLD OUT.

click  here for tickets!

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Fall shows in support of WCSound’s 10/14 “Samsara” release by Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

We’re excited about Dave Liebman’s upcoming shows in support of

WCS 068 – for 10/14/14 release
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

Oct 10 Portland, ME- Woodfords Congregational Church

Oct 11 Rochester, NY- Lovin Cup Brews and Bistro

Oct 12 Old Lyme, CT-  The Side Door Jazz Club

Oct 23-24 Denver, CO – Dazzles Jazz Club

Oct 25 San Pedro, CA- Alvas Showroom

Oct 26 Half Moon Bay, CA- Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Oct 27 Santa Cruz, CA- Kuumbwa Jazz

Oct 28 Oakland, CA- Yoshi’s

Oct 29 San Jose, CA-  The Stritch Cafe

Oct 30 Seattle, WA- Ear Shot Jazz Festival

Oct 31-Nov 1 Edmonton, AB  Canada- Yardbird Suite

Nov 7 Delaware Water Gap, PA- Deerhead Inn

Nov 8 Sayre, PA- Sayre Theater

Nov 10-12 New York, NY Dizzys Club

Nov 15 Easton,PA- Lafayette Bar

Dec 18- Brooklyn, NY- Roulette

For more information visit: client page

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