Host, and internationally in-demand drummer, Adam Nussbaum, invites all players to bring their instruments and sit-in with world renowned jazz artists – at The Falcon Underground’s monthly JAZZ SESSION!
The Falcon’s bar & restaurant staff will be up-and-running to serve listeners and players in the warm and intimate pub-in-progress, one floor down from our world class live music stage. Our highly encouraged donation policy will be in effect.
www.KJDenhert.com Multiple award-winning Urban Folk Jazz artist, guitarist and songwriter, KJ Denhert, is powerful in voice, with lyrics full of intelligent insight, and her musicianship is impeccable. Her eclectic yet unified performances reach out to audiences without compromising her music and beliefs. She performs the unusual feat of being both highly individual and quite accessible.
Considered one of the finest drummers working today, Adam Nussbaum has played with a virtual “Who’s Who” in the jazz world. Longtime associates have included: John Abercrombie, Michael & Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Vic Juris, James Moody, John Scofield, Joe Sample, Ohad Talmor, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Wheeler & NHØP. Nussbaum has also formed groups as “BANN” w/Seamus Blake, Jay Anderson & Oz Noy, “We3” w/Dave Liebman & Steve Swallow, “The Impossible Gentlemen” w/Gwilym Simcock, Steve Rodby & Mike Walker, “The Nuttree Quartet” w/John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi & Gary Versace and “The ZZ Quartet w/Ratko Zjaca, Simone Zanchini & Martin Gjakanovski. Adam’s hundreds of recordings, include the Grammy winning “Don’t Try This At Home” with Michael Brecker.
As an educator, Nussbaum’s in-demand Clinics and Master Classes at Berklee, NYU, SUNY, the New School, and at Conservatories worldwide, allow him to reach out to the next generation.
He has had the opportunity to participate in the design and development of all things drum-related – a line in the “HiLite” series for Sonor Drums, and the “Renaissance ” & ” Pre-Aged” cymbals for Zildjian. Adam also coproduced the definitive DVD Hudson Music, “The Art of Playing with Brushes.”
Adam Nussbaum & Bann – Jazzfestival Viersen:
Hailed by Down Beat magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the- chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg has made his name as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guillermo Klein and many more. On his new release The Now, Goldberg reunites with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, the virtuoso rhythm team going all the way back to his 1998 debut Turning Point. On their fifth outing together, the trio foregrounds a central truth about the art of playing jazz: that no two performances will be the same because the music is created, in Goldberg’s words, “in the dynamic plane of the present.”
Aaron Goldberg-Live at the EFG London Jazz Festival:
Born in Sweden, raised in France, Ira Coleman studied double bass in Cologne, Germany at “Hochschule für Musik” and subsequently attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Among the visitors to Ira’s childhood home were Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Charlie Mingus and Chester Himes.
Over the years, Ira has worked with Cab Calloway, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo and Sting. He was musical director for vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and toured with her internationally from 2002 until 2009.
As comfortable playing Jamaican rhythms as he is accompanying a gospel choir or performing in a Jazz trio, this professional bass player has built an international reputation for versatility.
Ira Coleman full interview: