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Catskills Jazz Factory Event-Aaron Johnson

  • Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall 5379 NY-23 Windham, NY (map)

The phenomenal young multi-instrumentalist Aaron Johnson leads Swingin’ the Songbook, an exploration of Jazz Promoter and Producer Norman Granz’s legendary “Jazz at the Philharmonic” concerts which toured internationally between 1944 and 1957. This swinging tip of the hat to Jazz’s greatest benefactor explores American Songbook material by composers including George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer in an organized jam session format hearkening back to the original sessions led by Granz.

Culling from the American Songbook as well as the Blues in this debut, the Catskill Jazz Factory Collective features a rotating cast of diverse top young jazz talents:
Aaron Johnson, bandleader/sax/clarinet  
Alexa Barchini, vocals  
Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet  
Nicole Glover, tenor sax  
Ilya Lushtak, guitar  
Gil Scott Chapman, piano  
Kyle Colina, bass  
Mark Lewandowski, bass  
Scott Lowrie, drums  
Charles Goold, drums

Earlier Event: August 30
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Later Event: September 2
Cole Ramstad at Surf Lodge