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Sunday Night Jazz: A Night of Ellington & Strayhorn
Sun, Sep 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
$7-$12 Advanced | $10-$15 Day of Show
About A Night of Ellington & Strayhorn
In preparation for their upcoming jazz night program at Phillips Exeter on Oct 1, Ryan Parker will be presenting an entire session of the Ellington/Strayhorn songbook. The evening’s special program will be a full two hours, twice as long as the condensed show at PEA.
Sharon Jones – Vocals
Petra Pacaric – Vocals
David Ripley – Vocals
Chris Humphrey – Vocals
Charlie Jennison – Saxophones
Carl Benevides – Saxophones
Ryan Parker – Piano
Keala Kaumeheiwa – Bass
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.