BOX OFFICE 973.971.3706
SHOWTIMES 90 minute sets starting at 8pm
TICKETS $15 Per person in advance / $18 Per person at the door
Tickets purchased online will be available at the Will Call desk on the day of the performance.
BEACON HILL ALL-STARS
Monday, October 5
The Beacon Hill All-Stars get the month going returning to our stage with Groovin’ High. Featuring some of the best musicians in the area, Marty Eigen (tenor sax, flute) and his musicians have been a perennial favorite at the Bickford Theatre, appearing to rave reviews and always with a musical surprise in store. His surprise this time is an All-Star ensemble featuring an eclectic group of fabulous musicians, the Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente (piano), Gene Perla (bass), Bill Ash (trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn), and Louisiana’s own Gordon Lane (drums). For tickets, call 973.971.3706.
New York Daily News:, “This jazz master has a thick and tawny voice that has caused many to compare her to Abbey Lincoln.” Birmingham Times: “Soulful, sultry singers are not created – they are born with that innate talent. This is just what Rondi Charleston is, what she possesses and what she expresses through her music.” Born in the Windy City, she has collaborated with some of the foremost jazz luminaries of our time including Fred Hersch, Lynne Arriale and Dave Stryker. Chosen for the Women in Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center, she has also played Birdland and the Blue Note. Her most recent album, Signs of Life, climbed the Jazz Week charts for ten consecutive weeks and has critics raving. Jazz Times: “Rondi is a songwriter whose poetic, narrative, and compositional skills are comparable to such modern masters as Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.” Sharing the stage with Rondi are Dave Stryker (guitar), Ed Howard (bass), Brandon McCune (piano) and Tim Horner (drums). Don’t miss this only area appearance.
FULL COUNT BIG BAND SALUTES SINATRA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Monday, November 2
Full Count Big Band will be honoring Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Centennial Celebration with a Tribute to Sinatra, recreating his performance at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas with the Count Basie Band. Previously unknown anecdotes from Sinatra’s very early years will be provided by vocalist Joe Ferrara as provided to him by Frank’s old friends and some of Joes’ family who knew Frank back in the day.
When it comes to classic jazz, Banu Gibson is the premier vocalist within that genre. She leaves her New Orleans base for tours and cruises, but East Coast visits are rare indeed. The Bickford lured her, and she returned the favor by hiring a top-notch band to back her: Mike Davis (cornet/trumpet), David Sager (her particular favorite on trombone), Dan Levinson (various reeds), Mark Shane (piano), Joel Forbes (bass) and Kevin Dorn (drums).
BICKFORD BENEFIT BAND REUNION*
Monday, November 16
A very special All-Star lineup not to be missed! Support the Bickford Jazz Showcase with Bria Skonberg, Jim Fryer, the Midiri Brothers, Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, Molly Ryan, and Dan Levinson. A premiere ensemble and the best price in jazz today! Get your tickets early; these will go fast.
*Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Design by Tom Salvas; photos by Tom Salvas and Brian Wittman.
ALONE TOGETHER: RIO CLEMENTE AND CARRIE JACKSON
Tuesday, December 1