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Sunday Night Jazz w/The Donna Byrne Quintet
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years.
Doors at 5pm | Show at 5:30pm
About The Evening’s Performance
When Donna Byrne isn’t opening for Tony Bennett she’s a long time fixture on the New England jazz scene and has always had close ties to The Press Room, performing here regularly. Marshall Wood, Tony Bennett’s long time bass player, leads this trio along with Boston’s own Tim Ray and The Press Room’s own Les Harris, Jr.
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.