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Meet the Artists...

For Summer Jazz Café

Or the Two River Theater Box Office:
21 Bridge Ave. - Red Bank, NJ
732 345 1400  

July 15 & 16,  8:00 pm 

As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, Camille Thurman is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers for the form, making a considerable and dynamic contribution to the legacy of jazz while paying tribute to its heroes. Fluid and powerful on the tenor saxophone and highly inventive as a vocalist, she also plays bass clarinet, flute, and piccolo. Her rich sax sound has been compared to Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon, while her vocal approach—including an impressive scatting ability—has been classified alongside those of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter.

Learn more about Camile Thurman here.

NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Charanée Wade is unable to grace the stage on July 15 and July 16. With Charanée's support, Jazz Arts Project has arranged for the dynamic composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist:

Camille Thurman
with the Darrell Green Trio

Innovative master drummer, Darrell Green is one of the leading, most sought after masterful drummers on today’s jazz scene. As a prolific sideman, bandleader, educator, clinician, composer and producer, Darrell developed his mastery in the heart of Oakland, California. As a performer, Darrell has toured and performed in notable concert halls and music festivals in over 50 countries around the world, including Jazz At Lincoln Center, The Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland, The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall and the Montreaux Jazz Festival. 

Learn more about Darrell Green Here

July 22 & 23,  8:00 pm
Warren Vaché
with Houston Person


Warren Vaché is a supremely accomplished, versatile and rare performer who delights and astounds audiences all over the globe with his superb cornet, trumpet, and flugelhorn stylings. Through live performances and recordings, along with stage, screen, radio and television appearances, Warren conveys incredible warmth through his burnished tone and intelligent improvisations. With a style that has been described as "lyrical,

"daring," "warm," and "exciting," Warren Vaché has a delightful way of engaging and audience; leaving them enthralled with the beauty and joy of his playing, and the warmth of his vocals.

Warren is a true jazz veteran, highly respected in the industry and has performed and recorded with anybody who is anybody and then some, including such luminaries as: Benny Goodman, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Ruby Braff and Bobby Short to name but a few. The list is a virtual "Who's who" in Jazz, spanning every style in the history of the music.  Pianist and composer Jim McNeely was heard to say: "Every chorus he plays is like a lesson in the history of the trumpet."  In Vaché, jazz has found a creator whose prodigious, hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise. Over the years Warren has been a frequent performer at our own Jazz Arts Project concerts and events. 

Learn more about Warren Vaché here.

July 29 & 30,  8:00 pm
Jon Faddis
& his Quartet
With an opening set from the students of the Jazz Arts Academy Summer Session


Finally, as we do each year in our final weekend, we present two evenings we like to call Legends and Lions in Jazz. Jazz Trumpet master & legend Jon Faddis will join us, while in the true tradition of passing down the mysteries, joys and influences in jazz to future generations, our own students (the Lions) from JAZZ ARTS ACADEMY Summer Workshop will perform an opening set. Then on Saturday, Academy students will once again play the warm-up set. Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate musician, conductor, composer, and educator. As a trumpeter, Faddis possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of his instrument, making the near impossible seem effortless.

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