The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Wayne Escoffery

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Wayne Escoffery Tuesday July 28th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.


Since moving to New York City in 2000, London born Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world's most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. At only 38 he has recorded eight CDs as a leader and been on numerous recordings as a sideman. Escoffery began his professional career touring and recording with The Eric Reed Septet. In 2001 he joined The Lonnie Plaxico Group and Abdulah Ibrahim's Akaya. At that time he also became a steady member of the Mingus Dynasty, Orchestra, and the 2011 Grammy Award winning Mingus Big Band. 

Upcoming Guest Artists:
8/4   - Nicole Pasternak on vocals and Ralph Lalama on tenor
8/11 - Mark Lewis on alto
8/18 - Kim Zombik on vocals
8/25 - Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel (413) 586-1211, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.

For photos of past NJW shows and related news, events and buzz, please see (and Like us) on FB at: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop 

Other Events of Interest:
Friday, July 24th- Franz Robert Trio - 6:00 PM at Centre Congregational Church in downtown Brattleboro. Admission is free but donations are accepted to raise money for Franz to attend Manhattan School of Music this fall. Come hear this amazing young talent if you haven't already. 



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