Every Monday 8.30pm
Monday December 3rd
Violin & Piano
Born in France in 1991, Tony Bird spent a great part of his time listening a wide variety of music as a little kid, then quickly started the violin Athens age of five. Studying in diverse music schools and conservatories in Paris, he created in 2008 his band “JUNGLES KEY” rearranging original tunes for two violins, cello, and drums.
In 2010, Tony entered at Gennevilliers National School of Music (Paris) and is awarded a Classical Violin Prize. Meanwhile, he started studying jazz at the International Music Educators of Paris (IMEP). In 2013, he entered Berklee College of Music as Full Time Scholarship recipient, created his second band “2BIRDS BAND”, inspired by JUNGLES KEY’s repertoire. In 2016, 2BIRDS BAND went for a tour in Canada for shows and clinics, then in 2017 in France.
Recently graduated from Berklee as a performer and composer, Tony recorded for American Idol 2018 nominee Brandon Diaz, played as a sideman at the Martinique Jazz Festival, performed for internationally renowned artists such as Wong Lee Hom and Jacob Collier and is part of the Cirque Du Soleil instrumentalist database! He also teaches jazz and classical violin and performs with 2BIRDS BAND in New York, Boston, Canada and France.
Rina is a jazz piano player originally from Japan.
Most recently Rina was nominated as “Jazz Artist of the Year” by the Boston Music Award 2018. In 2018, Rina entered the prestigious Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition. She was awarded Second Place and also received the Nu Jazz Agency’s Chico & Lupe O’Farrill Award for Best Original Composition. In January 2018, Rina recorded for the first time as a band leader with Peter Washington (Bass) and Neal Smith (Drums). Rina had the opportunity to tour in Europe, US and Japan with highlights including the Bern Jazz Festival with Ralph Peterson in Switzerland as well as performances at Smalls and at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City.
Monday December 10th
Trumpet, Vocals & Bass
Nico Sarbanes is a jazz vocalist and trumpet. He performed a wide array of both vocal standards from the Great American Songbook and instrumental jazz standards. In terms of vocal comparison, coming from the school of Sinatra-style crooners, while his trumpet sound is an amalgam of Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, and Louis Armstrong.
Monday December 17th
1930’s acoustic Jazz, Gypsy jazz
azzingaro. We play 1930’s acoustic jazz. The group is lead by Charlie Roman. Bio is on our website
Monday December 24th
Low Key Nice
Saxophone & Piano
Bryant Jackson is a Senior at the New School for Jazz. He has been playing saxophone for about 11 years. He has studied under David Schnitter a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messenger. He composes, arranges and also plays traditional jazz music. Oscar Willams is a prominent Jazz Pianist who has toured extensively with Wallace Roney who is the only trumpeter who Miles Davis took as an apprentice. Oscar has studied in the William Patterson school of jazz under Mulgrew Miller. He has a unique sound and a personal way of playing the piano. Together they make up half of the group Low-Key Nice, an up and coming Jazz/funk band.