Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Charlie Jennison Quartet
Sun, Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
About Charlie Jennison Quartet
Charlie Jennison has been a fixture on the Seacoast Jazz Scene for over 4 decades and a long time friend of The Press Room, having played with The Tommy Gallant Trio as a guest artist and the lead alto in The Seacoast Big Band.
With his recently formed group, “Vintage Fusion,” Jennison brings his long time associates John Hunter, Paul Heckel, and Tim Gilmore to the stage next Sunday with a refreshing new twist on old favorites (and some originals) from composers such as Gary Burton, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.
Charlie Jennison – Saxophones | Paul Heckle – Vibes | John Hunter – Bass | Tim Gilmore – 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.