James Library to host All-Star Night of Jazz

WICKED LOCAL NORWELL.com –  The James Library and Center for the Arts will present All-Star Night of Jazz concert, featuring musicians Laszlo Gardony, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood and Stan Strickland at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, at 24 West St., Norwell.

All Star Jazz Laszlo GardonyPianist Laszlo Gardony has delivered improvisations and compositions in 26 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by Jazz Review and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck. He has released 11 albums, including his sextet’s new live album, “Life In Real Time,” featuring several musicians performing at this concert. He has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony and The Smithsonian Institute’s “Beyond Category” Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit. A Bostonian for over two decades, he currently serves as a professor of piano at Berklee College of Music.

Drummer Yoron Israel has released seven notable albums as a bandleader, the most recent being “This Moment.” He is also featured on over 200 major recordings as an accompanists with such artists as Ahmad Jamal, Abbey Lincoln, Art Farmer, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Joshua Redman and Roy Hargrove among numerous others. Israel is a clinician, author and the assistant chair and professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.

Acoustic and electric bassist John Lockwood has toured stateside and in Europe extensively. He has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, MIT Symphony, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Toots Thielemans and Stan Getz. Lockwood also serves as associate professor of bass at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory.

American singer, saxophonist, flutist and actor Stan Strickland has performed internationally; featured on recordings by jazz greats including Bob Moses, Marty Erlich and Yusef Lateef; opened for Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and more. Strickland serves as an adjunct professor at Lesley College, and teaches at Berklee College of Music, Tufts University and Longy School ofMusic.Cost: $25 adults, $22 seniors and $10 for students. A limited number of tickets for seniors are available by in-person reservation. For information: 781-659-7100; jameslibrary.org.

Photos of Yoron Israel and Laszlo Gardony by Denise Maccaferri

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