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Brooklyn Jazz Underground Meets the Queens Jazz OverGround
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
7:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Student: $20 (with valid I.D.)
Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Tammy Scheffer, voice; Adam Kolker, saxophones; David Smith, trumpet; Owen Howard, drums; Rob Garcia, drums; and special guests Bruce Barth, piano, and Carlo DeRosa, bass
Queens Jazz OverGround: Josh Deutsch, trumpet; Jon lrabagon, alto and tenor saxophones; J. Walter Hawkes, trombone; Amanda Monaco, guitar; Mark Wade, bass; Brian Woodruff, drums
The Brooklyn Jazz Underground (formed in 2005) has set a solid footprint on the New York jazz scene and the global jazz community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU builds greater awareness of its members' music and groups as well as the greater Brooklyn jazz scene through festivals, concert series, radio shows, and CD samplers. The members also exist as an international touring ensemble, having released their first album in 2012. "Marvelous writing, remarkable chemistry, rewarding listening." – JazzTimes
The Queens Jazz OverGround (formed in 2012) is a collective of Queens-based musicians that supports the professional growth of jazz artists in Queens, provides musical enrichment and education to local communities, and helps to stimulate wider awareness of Queens as a destination for arts and culture. Their first annual Spring Jazz Fest at Flushing Town Hall in April 2013 drew a crowd of over 500 people, and they are now Flushing Town Hall’s collective-in-residence, hosting the monthly jam session as well as curating a monthly concert series: Music Mix: QJOG Picks.
QJOG and BJU are both artist-run collectives, a steadily growing trend in order for jazz to thrive in the 21st century. These two organizations have enriched the cultural and artistic fabric of their respective boroughs and help broaden the scope of New York City's already vibrant jazz scene. Dizzy's gladly welcomes our outer-borough brethren from the BJU and QJOG collectives to perform a double bill of original music.