The Joe Magnarelli Quartet
On Sunday, November 12, internationally renowned, award winning jazz trumpeter JOE MAGNARELLI headlines our season’s final fall show. His all star ensemble features special guest, tenor sax giant JERRY WELDON. PAT BIANCHI, the late, great guitarist Pat Martino’s organist of choice, & popular, in-demand drummer BYRON LANDHAMcomplete the group.
For more than three-decades, Syracuse native MAGNARELLI continues to delight audiences worldwide in performance. Along with his recorded work, his resume also includes many jazz elites with whom he’s performed. Rosemary Clooney, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Ray Barretto, John Pizzarelli & Harry Connick , Jr. are among them. His artistry has also earned him rewards from the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet competition & from Downbeat Magazine, naming him “one of the top five, over 30 post bebop trumpet players today.”
Special guest, tenor sax giant Jerry Weldon’s stellar four-decade career includes important work with piano greats George Cables and Cedar Walton, and organ giants Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco & Dr. Lonnie Smith. A charter member & stalwart in the band of Harry Connick, Jr., Weldon also performed with jazz greats Mel Torme, Lionel Hampton, George Benson & Roy Haynes, among others.