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Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Greg Hopkins Quintet
Sun, Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm
**Before this performance, from 4:15-5:15 will be a Seacoast Jazz Society sponsored question and answer session. This will be your chance to see the artists close up and ask any questions you might have about jazz in general, or specifics about their own approach. Free and open to the public.
About The Greg Hopkins Qunitet
Director of the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Greg Hopkins has played past performances with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, and Gladys Knight. Hopkins always brings a fresh and energetic approach to his compositions and arrangements. Joining him are Berklee professors Rick Dimuzio (tenor sax), John Lockwood (bass), Doug Johnson (piano), and Mark Walker (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.