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Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Press Room Trio with special guest Sara Caswell
Sun, Feb 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm
About Sara Caswell
Long time friend of The Press Room and the University of New Hampshire, Sara Caswell is joined on stage by Tony Bennett’s bass player Marshall Wood, The Press Room trio member Les Harris Jr, and Mark Shilansky and Ryan Parker sharing the piano bench throughout the night.
Sara, a 2018 Grammy Nominee, has been recognized as a “rising star” in the DownBeat Magazine Critics and Readers Polls every year since 2013, and has played in venues worldwide.
Sara Caswell: Violin | Marshall Wood: Bass | Mark Shilansky: Piano | Ryan Parker: Piano | Les Harris Jr: Drums
About Sunday Night Jazz
As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years. Born out of Press Room founder Jay Smith’s admiration for pianist Tommy Gallant, the weekly series boasted a house rhythm section of Gallant, Jim Howe, and Les Harris Sr. Across hundreds and hundreds of shows, the trio backed a rotating cast of local, regional, and nationally-recognized players.
For the past decade pianist Ryan Parker has carried the torch, bringing the storied tradition to a new generation of players and listeners, and showcasing some of the best jazz in the Seacoast at The Press Room every Sunday night. Current house band, featuring Ryan Parker, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris. Jr., lays down the rhythm most evenings.