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Saturday, April 6th – 7:30-9:30pm
The Harvey Wainapel Quartet

Harvey’s back, and Bird & Beckett’s got him!

The Los Angeles Times noted many years ago, that “Harvey Wainapel can be judged by the company he keeps.” He toured the world for a year as a member of Ray Charles’ group. Two of Brazilian jazz’s brightest stars, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, kept him traveling with their group on and off for six years. And modern sax master Joe Lovano utilized Harvey’s talents for tours in Europe and North America.

He’s also performed and/or recorded with pianists Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron & McCoy Tyner, drummers Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock) & Billy Hart (everyone!), the hr-Bigband (German Radio Big Band in Frankfurt) and Holland’s Metropole Orchestra. Wainapel has also presented his OWN work in clubs, festivals, workshops, and studios in 17 countries.

Sax master Joe Lovano states “It’s a pleasure to listen to Harvey’s soulful interpretations.”

Japan’s JazzLife calls Wainapel “a musician with his own unique and deep sound.”

“The room is warm, the audience is happy, and he is good…Wainapel’s star shines brighter.”  Sky Magazine (Delta Airlines), reviewed at JaLa Villa Jazz Club (Paris).

Tonight, Harvey will be joined by the crack team of Adam Shulman (organ), Jeffrey Burr (guitar), and Jason Lewis (drums). The quartet will present a repertoire that’s a bit different from the standard organ combo style; but not to worry, the swing and the soul will still be very much in evidence! Besides some of Wainapel’s original tunes, the concert will feature compositions by Frank Foster, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Wayne Shorter, Charles Tolliver and Kenny Werner.


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