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Tuesday, June 4th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The New York Quintet of Saxophonist Ken Fowser!

Ken Fowser – tenor sax
Josh Bruneau – trumpet
Peter Zak – piano
Vince Dupont – bass
James Gallagher – drums
$15-25 cover charge; sliding scale.
The quintet is traveling en masse from NYC, with stops at Cafe Stritch in San Jose, the North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, Bird & Beckett, and then four nights at the Black Cat before leaving on that jet plane and heading back east.
Ken, Josh and Peter have all carved out substantial careers and reputations in New York and have each made memorable appearances at Bird & Beckett in the last year or two, while James Gallagher, a North Coast native and for years a mainstay of the San Francisco jazz scene, has played here many, many times — particularly before he moved to NYC last year. As for Vince, we’ll let his Smalls bio tell the tale:
New Hampshire native Vincent Dupont is a young bassist who has just recently made his way onto the New York jazz scene through his enrollment in the Jazz Studies program at William Paterson University. He first began playing electric bass in his early teenage years and picked up the upright bass in high school when he first was exposed jazz. At age nineteen, he became the full-time bassist for Winard Harper’s band, Jeli Posse. He took part in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of its class of 2016, as well the Ravinia Steans Music Institute in Chicago the same year. Since graduating in 2017, he is rapidly becoming a first-call bassist, performing with people like Russell Malone, Lew Tabackin, Harold Mabern, Toshiko Akiyoshi and many more. He has had the opportunity to perform in clubs like Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley, Chicago’s Jazz Showcase, and Boston’s Scullers and has played festivals such as the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland and the Staten Island Jazz Festival.
Visit Ken’s website at kenfowserjazz.com
While you’re at it, explore the world of Peter Zak at peterzakmusic.com
And read up on Josh Bruneau here

Check out Ken’s album Now Hear This, with Josh on trumpet, here

And here’s a little video of Ken’s quintet with Josh live in NYC:


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