Jerome Sabbagh Quartet
Saturday, September 23, 3pm
Q&A led by Jerome Sabbagh follows concert
Jerome Sabbagh Quartet Featuring Ben Monder at Beattie Saturday Sept 23rd
Jerome Sabbagh: saxophone
Ben Monder: guitar
Matt Penman: bass
Jochen Rueckert: drums
3pm set, rain or shine
Outdoor concert with seating on Beattie’s lawns facing the Hudson River, weather permitting
(Rain option: Indoors concert with seating in Beattie’s salons & outside under the porches)
$15 suggested adult admission
A limited number of seats are free for area teens (please RSVP with your name, school name and expected graduation year to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q&A lead by Sabbagh afterwards
Since 2004, the Jerome Sabbagh Quartet has been playing modern, organic music that appeals to traditional jazz fans as well as listeners new to the genre. Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh seeks directness in his writing and compositions that sound like actual songs. The quartet has recorded three critically acclaimed albums: North (Fresh Sound New Talent), Pogo (Sunnyside) and The Turn (Sunnyside).
Sabbagh was born in Paris in 1973 and has been based in NYC since 1995. A prolific, forward-thinking composer and musician with a deep connection to jazz tradition, he has recorded nine albums as a leader. His latest recording, Vintage (Sunnyside, 2023), includes original compositions and standards and features legendary pianist and NEA jazz master Kenny Barron in intimate duets, as well as in a quartet setting with Joe Martin and Johnathan Blake. Guitarist Ben Monder is a prolific, atmospheric guitarist who has played with many jazz greats and was recruited by David Bowie to play on his last album, Blackstar. The lineup is completed by the New Zealand-born bassist Matt Penman and German-born drummer Jochen Rueckert.
The quartet will perform new works by Sabbagh, who was awarded a 2023 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant to support his project “Ten New Jazz Compositions.” The project has been made possible by NYSCA with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. A limited number of free seats for the event are available for area teens by RSVP. Sabbagh, also an educator who has taught comprehensive music programs in NYC public schools, will lead an informal Q&A/discussion after the concert geared towards listeners of all levels. Teens are especially encouraged to participate in the talkback afterward.
Beattie-Powers Place is a Hudson River-facing public park and arts center run by the grassroots 501(c)3 organization, The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place. The Friends operate its Greek Revival-style house as a space for live musical performances and lectures, for the benefit of the community. The Friends relies on the generous support of its donors to operate, and donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
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