September 29: David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet

7:30 PM

Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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Loren Stillman-alto sax, Matt Renzi-tenor sax, Nate Radley-guitar, Leonard Thompson-piano, David Ambrosio-bass, Russ Meissner-drums

NYC Veteran bassist David Ambrosio has teamed up with his long time musical compatriot of over 20 years to form the DAVID AMBROSIO/RUSS MESSIER SEXTET. The groups most recent release, MOMENTS IN TIME on SteepleChase Recordings, features four other stellar musicians including alto saxophonist and long time sideman in Paul Motion’s Trio +2 Loren Stillman, the amazing multi instrumentalist Matt Renzi, the incredibly versatile guitarist Nate Radley and subtly masterful pianist Leonard Thompson. The music on this recording represents decades of incredible music making and history between these internationally renowned musicians.

David Ambrosio: Originally from the New York area, currently residing in NYC where he has worked as a freelance musician and educator for 20 years, David has been a vital part of the NY Jazz scene. His most current projects are the David Ambrosio Trio and the David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet and is a co-leader of two collaborative bands, Grupo Los Santos and 40Twenty, as well as being a part of many groups including George Schuller’s Circle Wide, the Matt Renzi Trio, Eri Yamamoto Trio and the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra led by Jim McNeely. He has also performed with such jazz greats as pianist Kenny Werner, Buddy DeFranco, George Garzone, Joseph Jarmon and Ralph Alessi.

Russ Meissner: Brooklyn-based drummer Russ Meissner is currently involved with several groups including, the Sean Smith Quartet, the Matt Renzi Trio, the Kenny Wessel Group and Gowanus Reggae and Ska Society.  Russ grew up in Toronto Canada, attended William Paterson University in New Jersey where he studied with John Riley and Rufus Ried, and graduated with a BA in jazz performance.  Since moving to New York he has performed with diverse artists including John Abercrombie, Bill Charlap, Norah Jones,  Jim Campilongo, Lucy Wainwright Roche and many others.  Russ can be heard on more than thirty albums and has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Japan.


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