Wolf at Vanguard, Cyro Baptista, Jazzmobile summer
Ron Scott | 8/10/2012, 10:41 a.m.
His 2010 release, "Infinito," marked the culmination of a 30-year career that has covered nearly every genre of music, from jazz to classical to experimental to world and rock. For more info, visit thestonenyc.com.
Jazzmobile rides through Queens on Aug. 16 (7-8:30 p.m.) with Arturo O'Farrill at the Louis Armstrong House & Archives, 34-56 107th St. On the same evening in Harlem, see "Spotlight on Jazz Vocalists" with Cynthia Holiday, Lynette Washington and Queen Esther in Central Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth avenues.
Bobby Sanabria brings his Latin sounds to Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park (Fifth Avenue and 124th Street) on Aug. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 18, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, vocalist Alyson Williams and percussionist Steve Kroon play "Great Jazz on the Great Hill" at 4 p.m. in Central Park at 106th Street. If Gordon sparks up a duo with Williams, it will be the duet of the year.
The legendary Jimmy Owens plays at Grant's Tomb on Aug. 22. Hopefully he will play some of his favorites, as well as tunes from his latest CD, "The Monk Project" (IPO Recordings).
Barry Harris, one of the greats from the bebop era, hits on Aug. 29, also at Grant's Tomb and another adventurous pianist, Geri Allen, performs on Aug. 31 in Marcus Garvey Park. For a complete listing, visit jazzmobile.com.
To see these great musicians in a club setting would cost at least $35 per person plus a cover charge. For the summer months, these renowned musicians are visiting your neighborhood at no cost. However, the Jazzmobile requires gas to make it to your neighborhood, and the great musicians must be paid, plus expenses. Jazzmobile is a nonprofit organization that needs your financial support to keep moving. Please donate whatever you can so we can all keep swinging and learning.