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Sunday Night Jazz: Guitar Night ft. David Newsam
Sun, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
$7-$12 Advanced | $10-$15 Day of Show
About Guitar Night Featuring David Newsam
A night of classic and modern jazz featuring David Newsam with Bryan Killough, Jim Dozet, Max O’Rourke, all on guitar, Michael Beling on the organ, and Gary Gemmiti on drums.
David is Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music where he has taught for 30 years, he also directs the Guitar program at the University of New Hampshire.
Bryan Killough teaches at The University of New England and PMAC, he is the guitarist with the Seacoast Big Band, Groovechild, and the Hot Club of Portland.
Jim Dozet teaches at PMAC and recently released a full length album of original songs.
Max O’Rourke is guitarist with the Rhythm Future Quartet and the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet.
Michael Beling is a graduate of USM and teaches at Bates College.
Gary Gemmiti is the long-time house drummer for the Press Room Jazz Jam and a member of the Rustic Overtones.
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.