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Jazz Cafe Presents: The Charley Gordon Quintet

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Don’t miss our March Jazz Cafe featuring the Charley Gordon Quintet: Charley Gordon, Ray Marchica, Chip Jackson, Stu Waters, and Peter Brainin!

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


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About the Charley Gordon Quintet

Jazz trombonist Charley Gordon was raised in Queens, where he played in his father’s band at age 13 and started touring professionally at 17. He has a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Aaron Copeland Conservatory at Queens College. Currently, at Lehigh University, Charley is the Lower Brass Artist Affiliate Instructor and continues to play and record with the Ed Palermo Big Band and Dave Chamberlain’s The Band of Bones.

Charley toured extensively with Blood Sweat and Tears and played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider and Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestras and many other bands led by Andrew Hill, Ted Nash, Tim Ries, Robin Eubanks, Chuck Mangione, and Stevie Wonder.

Charley has performed for years on many Broadway shows, most notably Ragtime, Curtains, The Scottsboro Boys and Disaster the Musical. For the last 20 years, Charley has been serving as a music coordinator for Westbury Music Fair and for multiple Broadway Cares shows and benefits.

Ray Marchica is one of the most diverse drummers in New York City. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College where he studied percussion with Morris Lang He was the drummer for The Rosie O’Donnell TV show, The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and Many Broadway productions. He has recorded with James Brown, Little Richard, Dan Hartman, Earl Klugh, Roy Buchanan, Rodney Jones, Tony Purrone, Mike Longo, and Barbara Streisand.

Ray has accompanied Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley, Tommy Tune, Joel Grey, Michael Feinstein, Leslie Uggams, Shirley Bassey, James Naughton, Jimmy Webb, Keely Smith and Marilyn Maye.

He is a member of The Ed Palermo Big Band and has recorded ten albums with the group. Ray has recorded two CDs with his own group. And has recently released a CD called RIVERSIDE with Oz Noy and Ugonna Okegwo. Please visit

Chip Jackson – music college 1970-73. First major gig. WOODY HERMAN BIG BAND. went on to be sideman with most of major jazz musicians in the business. Including stan getz, chet baker, Elvin Jones(10 yrs). Benny Goodman, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Billy Taylor(15 yrs) and dozens more. Played Carnegie hall 7 times. Toured Europe jazz festivals and clubs about 30 times. Japan 12 times. Currently playing locally in NYC area. Has one CD IS THERE A JACKSON IN THE HOUSE?

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

Peter Brainin is a Grammy and Latin Grammy winning saxophonist, composer and educator who has toured internationally with Mongo Santamaría, Valery Ponomorev, Hilton Ruiz, Bebo Valdez, Chico O’Farrill, Bobby Sanabria, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Joris Teepe, Willie Colon & Legal Alien, Samuel Torres, the Mambo Legends Orchestra and John DiMartino as well as with his own quartet and as a guest artist and clinician. In the U.S. he has performed and/or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Randy Weston, Harold Mabern, Idris Muhammad, Jerry Gonzalez, Paquito D’Rivera, Sheila E., Eddie Palmieri and many other Jazz and Latin Jazz legends. Peter has appeared on over 200 albums including his own as co-leader with Steve Johns (which also feature contributions by Conrad Herwig, George Cables and Ben Monder) and with the quartet Native Soul. A native of the Bronx he twice recieved the BRIO (Bronx Recognizes it’s Own) award for music composition from Bronx Council on the Arts.

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


March 8
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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