The 2019-2020 season of Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall continues with the March 22, 2020 performance by The Dan Levinson Sextet, playing Traditional / Hot Jazz.
Dan Levinson, the 2017 winner of Hot House Magazine's "NYC Jazz Fans Decision" award for Best Clarinetist, is equally at home as both leader and sideman, fronting his own groups as well as performing with those led by others. His roster of musical associates includes such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis and Dick Hyman. Originally from Los Angeles, Dan has been based in New York City since 1983, although his busy schedule often takes him across the continent and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with filmmaker Woody Allen's band, as well as in Japan, Iceland, Latvia, and 18 European countries. From 1990 to 2009 Dan toured with singer/guitarist Leon Redbone. Since 1993 he has been a member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, the country's preeminent 1920s-'30s hot jazz orchestra, with whom he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio program. Dan's successful Benny Goodman tributes have been presented both in the U.S. with James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band and in Europe with the Berlin-based Swing Dance Orchestra. Dan has recorded over 150 CDs, including nine under his own name. He can be heard on the soundtracks of the films "The Cat's Meow", "Ghost World", "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond", and Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator", as well as on all five seasons of the Grammy Award-winning HBO television series "Boardwalk Empire".
Next up is:
April 19, 2020: The Harry Allen & Grant Stewart Quintet
2 Outstanding Tenor Saxophonists with a great rhythm section
Harry Allen has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe and Asia. He has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gus Johnson, Jeff Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Warren Vache, and has recorded with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Barron, Dave McKenna, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, George Mraz, Jake Hanna, and Al Foster, among others.
Grant Stewart has has performed internationally with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Renee Fleming, Clark Terry, Bob Mover, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hymen, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet. In New York, Stewart can be found playing at such clubs as Smalls, Lincoln Center, Birdland, SMOKE, The Kitano, The Jazz Standard and many more. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan.
The concerts are Sunday afternoons from 3-5 p.m. in beautiful and historic Rutherfurd Hall, just off I-80's Exit 19 in Allamuchuy Township.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door for each concert, and can be purchased online at www.RutherfurdHall.org or by calling (908) 852-1894 Ext. 338.
This season is sponsored by Heath Village, a unique retirement community since 1966, and John Johnson Insurance of John Johnson Auto Group.
Have dinner at one of these fine Hackettstown area restaurants after the events: Mama’s & Café Baci, Pandan Room, Mattar's Bistro, James on Main, BlackStones Grill & Bar, TOPO, Pasta Grill by Enzo, and Panther Pub.