Last show of the season! Don't Miss The Morrison Beals Quartet LIVE at La Zingara tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 5:00 pm
Safe Social Distancing Seating With Very Limited Ticket Availability.
Admission Is Still Only $15.00 Per Person But Must Be Purchased As A Table For Safety
Table Of Two = $30., Four = $60.
Andrew Beals joined legendary jazz organist, "Brother" Jack McDuff, and the "Heatin' System" in 1986. Beals became the latest in a long line of Jazz Saxophone greats, including Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Red Holloway, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Harold Vick, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, to work with Jack McDuff. Andrew Beals' fourteen-year tenure in Jack McDuff's band was marked by a busy performance schedule, which included lengthy tours of North America and Europe. Andrew Beals is a featured soloist and arranger on Jack McDuff's compact discs for Concord and Summit records. Andrew Beals began his recording career as a leader with his compact disc "Gravy Train" on NASMusic Records. Andrew's latest recording, with guitarist Chris Morrison entitled "Maybe Someday", is on the Centaur record label.
Andrew Beals has appeared as a leader of his own band and as a featured soloist with Jack McDuff, and others, at many renowned Jazz clubs and festivals (see attached). Beals was a semifinalist at the 1993 Thelonious Monk Jazz Saxophone Competition; and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious NYU Jazz Orchestra Scholarship for graduate studies in Jazz performance and composition. He received his Bachelor of Arts Music degree at Livingston College, Rutgers University, and has a Master of Arts Music degree from New York University. His teachers were Paul Jeffery, John Stubbelfield, Frank Foster, George Garzone (saxophone) and Jim McNeely (composition) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master George Coleman (saxophone)
Christopher Morrison began his performing career in his teens with New Haven, CT jazz organists Richard McCrae, Bobby Buster and Eddie Buster. He has recorded and or performed with Adam Nussbaum, Lew Soloff, Joe Beck, Bennie Wallace, Harvie S, and John Stowell. Most recently he has appeared with the legendary guitarist, Joe Diorio, as his guitar duo partner.
Chris's latest recording, with saxophonist Andrew Beals entitled "Maybe Someday", is on the Centaur record label. Dr. Ken Ciuffreda of Just Jazz Guitar magazine wrote, "Chris produces one of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard coaxed out of a jazz guitar - great phrasing, perfect musicality, warmth and expression - all played effortlessly with seemingly unlimited technique."He has earned several awards for his teaching including a Distinguished Adjunct Appreciation Award and a Centennial Award for Excellence from Western Connecticut State University.
David Ruffels is a professional jazz bassist who lives, works, and performs in New York City and Tri-State region. David has been fortunate to have performed with Lionel Hampton, Marion McPartland, JoAnne Brackeen, Harold Mabern, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Jon Faddis, Joe Beck, Vic Juris, Adam Nussbaum, and many other jazz greats. David currently teaches bass and jazz improvisation and coaches a Jazz ensemble at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT
Joe Strasser Drummer / Percussionist, is a native son of Bethel, CT. He is a "one of a kind stylist", with his own take on jazz drumming... his own sound. A colorist, who is mindful of the effect of each stroke on the musicians around him as a whole, Strasser mines the rest of the components of the drum kit with equal parts of efficiency and artistry. Everything is very meticulous and everything is musical. He's tremendously
versatile and traditional in the sense that he's got a real foundation. Strasser says his idol was Jimmy Cobb first and then Philly Joe Jones - the classic bebop drummers who were also great percussionists. Strasser has played and recorded with musicians such as: Trumpet player Joe Magnarelli, Guitarist Peter Bernstein, and with groups such as Full House, Planet Jazz, The Omer Avital Group, and Yves Brouqui Trio
Seating Begins At 4:00pm Showtime: 5:00 - 7:30pm
LaZingara is located at 8 Barnum Square. Bethel