JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Chuck Lamb Trio and Dick Oatts
Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs, NY
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In an intimate listening room that combines the refinement of a concert hall with the comfort of a living room, Caffe Lena is devoting the 1st Tuesday of each month to America's most original contribution to the musical palate, JAZZ. This continuing series is hosted by resident composer, pianist and jazz master, Chuck Lamb, with support from music producer Joel Moss. JAZZ at Caffe Lena features collaborations between Lamb and internationally touring jazz artists, as well as many of the Capital Region's best.
----- Chuck Lamb, who has been a member of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet since 2002, is not only an exciting and emotive pianist in his own right, but also a prolific composer of jazz, fusion, classical and world music. Most recently, Chuck and his band have released a CD of his original acoustic fusion music, titled North By Northeast. The CD has been receiving airplay on major jazz stations and garnering new fans and rave reviews worldwide.
----- Lamb's featured guest for the month of January is saxophonist Dick Oatts.
"What I found increasingly captivating about Dick Oatts playing was two things. How endlessly fluent yet how concise his way of improvising is and the sheer range of sound and timbre, and what that does for expression and communication." - London Jazz News
Oatts has played the Village Vanguard every Monday night with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra since 1977. His work on woodwind instruments (saxophone, clarinet, flute) became widely known when he led the crossover jazz group Flim & the BB's in the 1980s and '90s with bassist Jimmy "Flim" Johnson, drummer Bill Berg, and keyboardist Billy Barber. Oatts has released more than a dozen albums as a leader and co-leader, and he has appeared on over 100 albums as a sideman with Joe Henderson, Jerry Bergonzi, Eddie Gómez, Bob Brookmeyer, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano and others, working extensively with Steeplechase Records. He has also accompanied Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Tormé, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866