Student Trios Will Perform Every Other Monday Night, Beginning in March at 11:30 pm
NEW YORK, NY (March 28, 2018) – School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School in association with In Touch Entertainment is pleased to announce a new partnership with Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Every other Monday night, a house band rhythm section trio of students will perform for audiences.
The first session kicked off earlier this month on Monday, March 19th at 11:30 p.m., featuring the John Koozin Trio. The trio will also perform on 3/26, 4/9, and 4/23.
“We are thrilled to partner with Zinc Bar on this exciting initiative for our talented students, where they will have an invaluable opportunity to perform for audiences in a legendary space,” says Keller Coker, Dean of School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
“We’re excited to be working with a first class music school like School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School, and to provide a real-world environment where their students can strengthen their creative skills and innovative capacities in ways that are relevant to employability,” says Charles Carlini, organizer of the jam sessions.
The performances are free for all New School students.
The New School’s School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, founded in 1986, is one of the most influential institutions of its kind. The quality and uniqueness of the school lie in its artist-as-mentor approach to learning, its progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City. Notable faculty include Reggie Workman, bassist, bandleader, composer; Ben Allison, bassist, bandleader, composer; Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet; Robert Hurwitz, President, Nonesuch Records; Yosvany Terry, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, composer; and Jimmy Owens, trumpet. Among the many remarkable artists who have given master classes or lecture presentations are Cassandra Wilson, Randy Weston, Geri Allen, George Lewis, Marc Ribot, Fred Wesley, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Pauline Oliveros, Don Byron, Ben Sidran, Tommy LiPuma and George Wein.