The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Rob Scheps

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Rob Scheps
WHEN: Tuesday, June 26th, 7:30 to 8:30PM followed by an open jazz jam session until 10:30 PM WHERE: The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

This week we are pleased to welcome back for the second time a wonderful and eclectic saxophonist who makes his home in both NYC and Portland, OR. Rob Scheps has performed/recorded with everyone from Henry Threadgill and Julius Hemphill to Gil Evans, Jaki Byard and Dianne Reaves and even PDQ Bach. It should be a lot of fun and pretty amazing to boot I'm sure. Joining Rob, George and I will be his good friend and frequent collaborator, also from NY, drummer Jesse Simpson.

A little bit about our guest drummer who is also a pianist. Jesse hails from Graton, CA and now based in Brooklyn. After growing up performing around the San Francisco Bay Area, studying with legendary drummer Donald Bailey, he moved to New York in 2007 to attend the Manhattan School of Music, graduating in 2010. Since that time, Jesse has performed alongside Louie Bellson, backed comedians Fred Armisen and Janeane Garafalo and played with Marc Copland, Kevin Hays, Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Chris Cheek and many more. He regularly performs in New York as well as on tour with many different groups in Europe.

Upcoming Guest Artists:

6/26 - Rob Scheps - saxes with Jesse Simpson on drums
7/3 - Joe Magnarelli - trumpet with Peter Moutis on drums
7/10 - Sheryl Bailey - guitar
7/17 - Erik Lawrence - sax and flute
7/24 - Benny Sharoni- tenor
7/31 - Freddie Bryant - guitar

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. $5 per person room charge for the concert set. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

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