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Sunday Night Jazz ft. The UNH Jazz Faculty
Sun, Jan 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm
About The UNH Jazz Faculty
A long standing tradition of bringing the talented University of New Hampshire Jazz Faculty to The Press Room continues. Lead by the director of UNH’s jazz bands Nate Jorgensen, the group will be joined tonight by it’s newest member, Bronek Suchanek, on bass . The Press Room’s house trio drummer Les Harris Jr rounds out the group with UNH and Berklee College of Music faculty members Dave Newsam and Mark Shilansky on guitar and piano respectively.
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.