Jazz Showcase


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Danny BacherSWING THAT MUSIC:
DANNY BACHER SINGS AND PLAYS
LOUIS PRIMA, LOUIS JORDAN AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Monday, June 27, 8:00PM

Danny Bacher has taken the NYC jazz world by storm!   “It is about making hot music but staying cool, about cutting up while maintaining effortless self-control, about having a blast with friends. … “Swing That Music, the Music of Three Louises — Armstrong, Jordan and Prima,” a homage to the era of jumpin’ jive with a dollop of Dixieland,… in a concert revealing him to be a one of a kind performer and Rising Star.”  –NY Times, Stephen Holden. Danny (vocalist, tenor sax) will be joined by his All-Stars:  Jason Teborek (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Henry Conerway III (drums), Jay Rodriguez (tenor sax), Warren Vache (cornet) and guest vocalist Alexis Cole.   This evening will go down as one of the most memorable concerts in the history of the Bickford Theatre Jazz Showcase.

Ticket Prices:

$15   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$18  At the door 


Rio ClementeRIO CLEMENTE SALUTES AMERICA
Tuesday, July 5, 8:00PM

A consummate jazz musician who has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and NJPAC, Rio holds his audiences spellbound with the sheer brilliance of his improvisations, and his unique fusions of classical passagework with jazz. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Bishop of Jazz and his Abbots, as they present a rousing patriotic tribute. The evening will surely make us all proud to be Americans.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door 


Full Count Big BandFULL COUNT BIG BAND: TRIBUTE TO BOBBY DARIN
Monday, July 11, 8:00PM

This ever popular big band features vocalist Joe Ferrara and the Darin song book.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door 


Dan LevinsonDAN LEVINSON’S MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT JAZZ PARTY
Monday, July 25, 8:00PM

It wouldn’t be summer without Dan Levinson and his friends musically lighting up the night sky. Helping to heat up the evening with cool jazz will be Mike Davis (cornet), Jim Fryer (trombone), Conal Fowkes (piano), Brian Nalepka (bass), Kevin Dorn (drums), and of course the charming, evocative vocal stylings of Molly Ryan.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door 

Photo by Seth Cashman.


Louis Prima Jr.LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES
Thursday, August 18, 8:00PM

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses are bringing that classic Prima music into the 21st century. Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, Louis and the band are taking a page from his father’s playbook, by wailing “Prima-style” like it’s 2016. Since their breakout performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, this exciting and energetic group has performed everywhere from Seattle to Palermo, from small clubs to performing arts centers, from casino showrooms to music festivals, and from Access Hollywood Live to PBS.

Ticket Price:

$25

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Nicki ParrottNICKI PARROTT & FRIENDS
Wednesday, August 24, 8:00PM

The NY Times called Blossom Dearie, “the jazz pixie with a little-girl voice and pageboy haircut.” Blossom was born in 1924, in a little village, in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. Her older brothers heralded her arrival by filling the house with pear blossoms, so she was named Blossom Margrete Dearie. A classically trained pianist, Blossom switched to jazz after joining a high school band. After moving to New York City in the mid-1940s, she sang with the Blue Flames, a vocal groupattached to the Woody Herman band, and with Alvino Rey’s band before embarking on a highly successful solo career. Dearie’s voice and songs have been featured on the soundtracks of several films, including Kissing Jessica Stein, My Life Without Me, The Squid and the Whale, and the Academy Award winning Best Picture, The Artist. Bassist extraordinaire, Nicki Parrott will pay tribute to this legendary international jazz performer along with Rossano Sportiello (piano).

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door