The 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Festival
OSPAC will be hosting its 12th Annual Jazz and Brew Festival on September 19th! Come enjoy a fun filled day complete with live jazz performances, vendors, and a beer and wine garden! You don't want to miss out!
Performances by the Bill Charlap Trio, the Eric Alexander and the Mabern Quartet, the Oscar Perez Latin Jazz, the Dave Stryker Quartet, the Bob DeVos Quartet, Enrico Granafei and Madame Pat Tandy.
12:30 “Two Sides of Singing” w/Enrico Granafei & Madame Pat Tandy, accompanied by Dan Kostelnik and Steve Johns
Side One: Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of extensive international performances encompassing both classical music and jazz. He studied with the great Toots Thielemans. Enrico will explore the Brazilian side of jazz with vocals, guitar and harmonica. Enrico’s latest CD “Alone and Together” received widespread airplay in multiple categories. www.enricogranafei.com
Side Two: Madame Pat Tandy establishes instant audience rapport with her powerful voice and unique interpretation of lyrics. Performing here and abroad, she assures her fans that this is more than a performance – it’s life. Early on, Pat was influenced by gospel and performed R & B with the “Pretenders.” Her latest CD is a tribute to Irene Reid. www.madamepattandy.com
2pm Bill Charlap Triow/Peter Washington, Kenny Washington
One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis and Phil Woods. Known for his interpretations of American popular songs, he has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. His Bill Charlap Trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington has is long recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Time magazine: “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, Bill Charlap invariably zeroes in on its essence.” www.billcharlap.com
3:15pmOscar Perez Latin Jazz Explosion! w/Mike Lee, Ted Chubb, Thomson Kneeland, Alvester Garnett
With roots in Cuban folk music, and extensive classical and jazz studies, acclaimed pianist Oscar Perez has been widely recognized for his joyful performances, composing and teaching: An improviser and composer with his own distinct voice, Oscar Perez has expertly combined the traditions of his Cuban heritage with straight-ahead jazz.” He has toured with diverse musicians including Christian McBride and Wycliffe Gordon. www.oscarperezmusic.com
4:30pmBob DeVos Organ Quartet w/Ralph Bowen, Dan Kostlenik, Steve Johns
Guitarist/composer Bob DeVos is hailed as “a brilliant, knowing bebop player, a master with a sound to die for.” With long, blues-drenched melodic lines and a horn-like approach, Bob’s 2013 CD Shadow Box catapulted to the Top Ten Airplay Charts to critical acclaim, as have his earlier CDs. DeVos has played/recorded with a who’s who of jazz greats in and out of the Hammond B3 Organ tradition including legends Richard “Groove” Holmes-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff-Hank Crawford and Charles “The Mighty Burner” Earland. Bob’s latest CD, “Six String Solos,” has just been released. www.bobdevosjazzguitar.com
5:45pmThe Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern Quartet
This quartet brings together two generations of jazz giants, famed tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and the legendary giant of jazz, Harold Mabern. The quartet has toured extensively around the world and has released seven recordings on the Milestone and Alfa (Japan) labels. Leader, sideman, composer, clinician, Eric has released dozens of top CDs for HighNote Records and has appeared on dozens more. For over 50 years, as both sideman and leader, Harold has played and recorded with the giants: Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Freddie Hubbard, amongmany others.
7pm Dave StrykerOrgan Quartet w/Steve Slagle, Pat Bianchi, McClenty Hunter
Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 26 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” Dave’s current hit CD “Messing with Mr. T,” a celebration of the music of Stanley Turrentine, was no. 3 on the Jazz Charts for many weeks. www.davestryker.com
RAIN DATE September 20.
There will also be afternoon kids activities, including face painting by Gina Rivas-Velazquez