Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jazz Happenings Around Frederick

For all you Jazz lovers in Frederick and the surrounding areas, know that local resident Tony Constable sends out regular email outlining the jazz events in Frederick County.  Here is a sample of Tony's email. Please contact him directly if you would like to be included in his email list.  tconstable@caisisco.com    Darcy
.............................................................................................................................
Dear Jazz Enthusiast:
Here are this week's (and beyond) local Jazz Happenings that I know about, or that you have made me aware of. As always events are presented in chronological order.  Make sure you really look at the additional items at the end of the "Happenings" sections.  ~  Tony

Jazz Happenings
Early this summer, Le Parc restaurant hopes to have permits in hand to host live music and is expecting expected to feature jazz.  Look for more updates later.  

The greatest jazz musicians learned their craft on the bandstand.  The goal of the jam is to provide a venue for tomorrow’s players to hone their chops.  The jam is open to players at all levels who want to work on their chops.  Drums, mic, amplification, and real books in concert, bass, Bb, and Eb are provided.  They always try to have full time professionals in the house band to support you.  This time the house band will consist of: Howard Burns (reeds); Don Resnik on the new baby grand's keys; and Ted Jenkins on bass. Anita Thomas will be back soon and Dr. Mark Cook will be sitting in on keys once in a while.
……………………………………………………………………………………
Ali Afrookteh's Monocacy Jazz Quartet (MJQ) will be at the Ayse Meze  restaurant on East Street (near East Patrick) on Thursday, March 26th from 5:30PM until 8:30PM.
……………………………………………………………………………………
The next Jazz Night at Cafe Nola featuring the Bruce Fransen Quartet will be on Wednesday, April 1st (no joke!). The music starts at 7:30 PM and goes on until 10:30. The Bruce Fransen Quartet features Pete Chauvette on vibes, Lou Hinds on bass, Paul Wilson on drums, and Bruce Fransen on saxophones and flute. This monthly event has a large and loyal following - be there early to get a good seat!
……………………………………………………………………………………
"Junk Jazz" plays the first Sunday of EVERY month at Firestone's on Market Street from Noon - 3pm - Sunday April 5 is the next time. Junk's 6 piece ensemble includes: Eric Plum on trombone, Steve Churchill on sax and flute, Ryan Benton on piano, Jim Goodwin on guitar, Chris Marsh on bass, and Travis Driver on drums. If you want a table be sure to make a reservation, this group has been playing at Firestone's for many years now and has a loyal following.
……………………………………………………………………………………
Ali Afrookteh's Monocacy Jazz Quartet (MJQ) will be at the Ayse Meze restaurant on East Street (near East Patrick) on Thursday, April 9th from 5:30PM until 8:30PM.
……………………………………………………………………………………
Ali Afrookteh's Monocacy Jazz Quartet (MJQ) will be at the Ayse Meze  restaurant on East Street (near East Patrick) on Thursday, April 23rd from 5:30PM until 8:30PM.
……………………………………………………………………………………
Ali Afrookteh's Monocacy Jazz Quartet (MJQ) will be at the Catoctin Breeze Winery on Saturday, May 9th from 1PM until 4PM.

For more information contact Tony Constable at tconstable@caisisco.com.
……………………………………………………………………………………