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Alexander Claffy Trio featuring Kurt Rosenwinkle, Dave Kikoski w/drummer Adam Arruda
Sun, Nov 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Doors at 3:30pm | SJAP Q&A at 4pm | Show at 5:30pm
About the Alexander Claffy Trio
Following a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign that received backing from fans across the United States as well as from France, Japan, Italy, and the UK, Alex Claffy now celebrates the release of his brand new album. The repertoire is a modern re-imagining of classic jazz standards that shines new light on the special traits of the originals while providing welcome space for interaction and improvisation.
From birth, Alexander Claffy was raised in a musical household (his father is a pianist, his mother, a vocalist), and had many of his earliest lessons on bandstands in the heart of Philadelphia. As a teenager, Claffy was fortunate enough to find a mentor in many Philly natives, and has continued his study of the double bass with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Ron Carter, Dwayne Burno, and Orin O’Brien. Since moving to New York City in 2011, he has had the honor of working with many of his living heroes, including Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian Scott, Joey Alexander, Wallace Roney and many more. In the past 3 years, he has recorded for the Verve, HighNote, Positone, RopeADope, and LaReserve record labels.
About the Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project (SJAP)
The Seacoast Jazz Appreciation Project, an initiative of the Seacoast Jazz Society, is a series of informal get-togethers hosting leading jazz artists in free-to-the-public events that combine performance and, importantly, dialog with audience members. Its objective is to enhance the appreciation of jazz for listeners at all levels of sophistication in a casual, club-like environment.