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Featured May Events: The Legendary Bosman Twins, Sarah Partridge, Slim Gambill & The Second Guesses

Monday, May 8th, 2023

The Bosman Twins

Dwayne and Dwight Bosman are twin brothers who are both accomplished saxophonists. They were born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and were exposed to the city’s rich musical heritage from an early age. They began playing the saxophone in their teenage years, and quickly developed a deep love and respect for the instrument.

Dwayne Bosman is primarily a tenor saxophonist, and is known for his powerful, soulful sound. He has performed with a wide variety of jazz, R&B, and gospel artists, and is also an experienced session musician and recording artist.

Dwight Bosman, on the other hand, is primarily an alto saxophonist, and is known for his lightning-fast runs and intricate improvisations. He has collaborated with a range of jazz and funk musicians, and is also an accomplished composer and arranger.

Together, the Bosman brothers have performed as a duo and as part of larger ensembles, and have recorded several albums of their own. They are deeply committed to the jazz tradition, and continue to explore and expand the boundaries of the genre through their innovative and dynamic performances.

The Bosman Twins perform at the Velvet Note on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th.

Sarah Partridge

Sarah Partridge is a jazz vocalist based in New York City. With a rich, soulful voice and a deep appreciation for the jazz tradition, Partridge has become known for her compelling interpretations of jazz standards and original compositions. She began her musical career as a classical singer, studying at the Manhattan School of Music, but eventually found her true calling in the world of jazz.

Partridge has released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian” (2017), which pays tribute to the iconic singer-songwriter, and “I Never Thought I’d Be Here” (2019), which features her own original compositions. She has also collaborated with some of the top names in jazz, including pianist Allen Farnham and saxophonist Houston Person.

In addition to her work as a performer, Partridge is also an educator and vocal coach, and has taught at institutions such as The New School and The Juilliard School. She is deeply committed to preserving and promoting the jazz tradition, and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic vocalists on the contemporary jazz scene.

Sarah Partridge performs at the Velvet Note on Saturday, May 20th.

Slim Gambill & The Second Guesses

Slim Gambill is a Nashville-based guitarist and singer-songwriter known for his virtuosic musicianship and innovative approach to blending musical styles. Gambill got his start as a session musician, playing guitar on records for a variety of country, pop, and rock artists before transitioning to a career as a recording artist and performer.

Gambill has released several singles and EPs, including “Under the Influence” (2018) and “Ain’t My City” (2020), which showcase his unique blend of traditional country and modern rock influences. He is also known for his dynamic live performances, which feature his impressive guitar skills and infectious stage presence.

Slim Gambill & The Second Guesses perform at the Velvet Note on Saturday, May 27th.

Featured April Events: Grammy-Winning Trumpeter Nabaté, Singer Nicole Zuraitis, Bass Virtuoso Igor Saavedra & More

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Nabaté Isles

Nabaté Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and arranger known for his versatility and unique style. Born and raised in New York City, Nabaté began playing the trumpet at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his talent. He went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.

Over the years, Nabaté has performed with a wide range of artists, including Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, Michael McDonald, and Jennifer Hudson. He has also recorded with several prominent jazz musicians, such as Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Jason Moran.

In 2020, Nabaté won a Grammy for his work on the album “Djesse Vol. 3” by Jacob Collier, which won Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. He has also released several solo albums, including “Eclectic Excursions” and “Forward Motion.”

Nabaté is known for his innovative approach to the trumpet, incorporating a variety of techniques and styles to create his own unique sound. He continues to perform and record, pushing the boundaries of jazz and exploring new musical territory.

Nicole Zuraitis

Nicole Zuraitis is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and arranger. Born on February 5, 1983, in Stamford, Connecticut, she grew up in a musical family and started playing piano at the age of three. Zuraitis attended the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Zuraitis has released several albums, including her debut album, “Spread The Word,” in 2012, which received critical acclaim. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, and Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with renowned artists such as Billy Joel, Catherine Russell, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Zuraitis has won multiple awards, including the New York City Songwriting Competition, the International Songwriting Competition, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She is known for her versatile vocal range, incorporating elements of jazz, pop, and soul into her music. Zuraitis is also a vocal coach, educator, and activist, using her platform to advocate for mental health awareness and social justice issues.

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