Join us for our Holiday Jazz Party featuring the legendary Stu Waters on piano, Jerry McDonald on bass, Peter Greco on drums, and special guest Grammy nominated Latin jazz trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere while enjoying this quartet of incredible musicians. This is an event you won’t want to miss, so come and join us for an unforgettable night of music, fun, and celebration! Mark your calendars for Friday December 15 at 7PM and come experience the magic of the holidays through jazz.
Doors at 6:30. $10 Members, $15 non-members, $20 at the door. Refreshments available (wine, beer, soda).
About the Musicians
Michael Philip Mossman has been active on the international scene since the age of 17. And has recorded with his own groups and with a virtual “who’s who” of the music industry. Michael was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for his “Afro-Latin Ellington Suite.” Michael has composed and arranged music for the films “Bossa Nova” and “Chico and Rita,” which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012. His ballet “Beneath the Mask” was performed by Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra with the Deeply Rooted Dance Company (choreographed by Mayte Vicens.) His ballet, La Cova do Rey Cintolo was premiered in 2010 in Mondoñedo, Spain.
Mr. Mossman has conducted the Bilbao Symphonic Orchestra in Spain, and has composed and arranged scores for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Tri-Cities Symphony, Joe Henderson’s Grammy winning Big Band album, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, Tito Puente, Mario Bauza, Slide Hampton and the Jazz Masters Orchestra, Paquito D’Rivera, the UMO Orchestra of Finland, the NDR Big Band of Hamburg, WDR of Cologne, HR Bigband of Frankfurt, HGM Bigband of Zagreb, Danish Radio Big Band, the Andalucia Latin Jazz Big Band, Heineken Jazz Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico, Granada Bigband, Sedajazz Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Ray Barretto’s New World Spirit. Read Michael’s full bio here.
Peter Greco is a New York based drummer has been involved in all areas of the local music scene and drum education for over 30 years. A Modern Drummer Magazine educational video contributor, endorsed and sponsored by drum companies such as Vic Firth, Sabian, Kickport & Hudson Music Video, Peter performs in drum clinics passing on his knowledge and passion for drumming to many an eager audience. Settings you may see him in would be the backing of shows and concerts such as Joe Piscopo, Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti and others in his position as drummer for the 18 piece NMJB jazz band. In addition to a busy performance schedule, Peter has a state-of-the-art multimedia drum studio where he teaches, writes drum books and records instructional videos in an effort to offer the finest in drum lessons and drum education.
Jerry McDonald is a native LI/NYC bassist who performs on both the upright bass and electric bass. After being introduced to the great Jazz-Fusion bassist Jaco Pastorius, Jerry’s desire to study the tradition of Jazz Music was born. His musical journey, however, has led to many noteworthy performances in both Jazz and Rock genres. Jerry has had the opportunity to perform with Carl Allen, Dan Faulk, Rufus Reid Bass Quartet, Earl Williams, Tim Siciliano, Mark Marino, Tim Regusis, Steve Salerno, Ron Affif, Swingset Quartet, Jack Licitra, and The Al Miller Big Band. He has also toured with vocalist Anastasia Renee and her Quartet in Russia, as well as with Beledo Accoustic Trio in Puerto Rico. He’s played electric bass for Soul Revival, a funk R&B Band, performing at many clubs and events throughout the New York tri-state area and northeastern United States.
Pianist Stu Waters is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, classically trained in piano at the Juilliard Prep School. Stuart started performing professionally at age 13 when he became involved in jazz and blues. At age 15, he was featured as a rising star on WQXR Radio’s “Young America Plays”. He has performed throughout the United States, and his performance and studio credits include projects with Joe Carbone, Joe Carter, Paula Atherton, Earl Williams, Walter Perkins, James Cammack, Chasey Dean and Rose Gunter
About the Ethical NYC Jazz Cafe
“Totally delighted the whole evening! Classic intimate place, delightful people, and energy the whole time!” –W. T., Brentwood, New York, NY
“The venue for the music was wonderful, it was a nightclub atmosphere. The music was excellent and then there was an open mic so I got to see a number of talented neighborhood folks get up and do their thing. Some people even felt moved to dance. I loved it!” -G. Walsh, Fair Lawn NJ