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Sunday Night Jazz: Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival After Party
Sun, Aug 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
$7-$12 Advanced | $10-$15 Day of Show
About The Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival After Party
Join us after the 24th annual Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival (in Prescott Park from 12pm to 5pm) for an evening of music you won’t forget. Many of the musicians will be coming over after the festival to play for a night that is sure to be as historic as The Press Room itself. A true jam session at the highest level of playing around.
All guests with a Prescott Park Arts Festival sticker or button will receive 25% off their bill of food and drink at The Press Room after the show.
Ryan Parker – Piano | Keala Kaumeheiwa – Bass | Les Harris Jr – Drums | Marshall Wood – Bass | Donna Byrne – Vocals | Chris Humphrey – Vocals | Fred Haas – Tenor
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.