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Jazz Cafe with Sue Maskaleris and Trio do Rio

November 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

These dynamic musicians specialize in Brazilian jazz and will also perform original compositions by Sue Maskaleris. Ms Maskaleris reunites with her early band members for this performance: Laura Dreyer on sax and flute, Paul Socolow on bass, and drummer Vanderlei Pereira, who hails from Rio!

Sue’s latest CD, “Love Is the Key” ranked #6 on the Latin Jazz charts of the Roots Radio Report for 2021 and her first 2 CDs, “Unbreakable Heart” and “Bring Nothing But Your Heart” feature jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Michal Urbaniak, Mark Egan and Toninho Horta. Sue placed second in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and won the Billboard Song Contest, world category. She was a winner in the JAZZIZ Magazine “Keyboard on Fire!” Talent Search judged by Dave Brubeck and Bob James and has played in NYC for decades and toured the world solo and with groups. Visit her website here.

Laura Dreyer hails from the Bay Area and is an accomplished composer and recording artist. She has played with Brazilian greats Dom Salvador, Antonio Adolfo and many more. Laura has played and arranged with the Diva big band for 30 years.

Native New Yorker Paul Socolow has toured and recorded with Astrud Gilberto, Paquita D’Rivera, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, David Byrne, Darlene Love, Loudon Wainright III, and even Tiny Tim.

Vanderlei Pereira’s “Blindfold Test” group has played at Dizzy’s and recently at SESC in Sao Paolo, Brazil. His debut CD “Vision for Rhythm” included his own music. He has played with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Leny Andrade and many more. He appears on Sue’s first two CDs.

Doors at 6:30. $10 Members, $15 non-members, $20 at the door. Refreshments available (wine, beer, soda).

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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


November 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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