Tenor and Soprano Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch will be joined by fellow NYC musicians Jared Gold on Hammond B3 Organ, Victor Baker on Guitar, and Mark Ferber on Drums, Friday May 13th in the Solley Auditorium of The Arts Council Of Princeton. The show begins at 8pm at and is located at the Paul Robeson Center 102 Witherspoon St. Princeton, NJ. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $15/$10.
Tom Tallitsch is a world class Jazz Saxophonist, Origin Records Artist, Composer, Music Educator, and Jazz Radio Host. He currently lives outside of New York City, and has established himself as a major player on the jazz scene in New York, Philadelphia, and the Northeast. He is an accomplished pianist, clarinetist, and flutist. Tom has played and recorded with many of the area's top musicians and has 3 albums to his name. His ensembles have regularly performed at such jazz clubs and festivals as Ortliebs Jazz Haus, Smalls, Chris' Jazz Café, Caffe Vivaldi, Miles Jazz Cafe, Tomi Jazz, Cornelia Street Cafe, Shrine, Puppets Jazz Bar, Zanzibar Blue, Tritone, Mellon Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Baltimore Music Festival, Trenton Jazz Festival, and many more. He has toured the country as a soloist and sideman.
Jared Gold's recent emergence as one of New York's most in demand organists comes from years of dedication and respect to the Hammond B-3. With such influences as Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and Don Patterson, a unique philosophy based on extending harmony and solidifying groove has taken precedence. Versatility has provided Jared the opportunity to work with such established veterans as Dave Stryker, John Abercrombie, Ed Cherry, Jon Gordon, Oliver Lake, Bill Goodwin, Adam Nussbaum, Jimmy Ponder, Ralph Bowen, Bruce Williams, Cecil Brooks III, Don Braden, Ralph Peterson, William Ash, John Swana, and Tony Reedus. In 2004 Dave Stryker included Jared in his newly formed organ trio with drummer Tony Reedus. With a mixture of adventurous original music and new takes on some old standards this group has been performing often, including a live WBGO broadcast from J and R music in NYC. Jared's writing and arranging skills are featured in his collaboration with guitarist Randy Napoleon and drummer Quincy Davis. They have produced two CD's of which Enjoy the Moment" (pko records) has received high acclaim and radio play throughout the country. Jared's discography also includes The Chaser" with the Dave Stryker Trio, Going Somewhere" with the Avi Rothbard Trio, Broadway Alley" with the William Ash Trio, and Springloaded" with the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet.
Victor Baker is a highly sought after jazz guitarist in New York. In addition to his virtuosic technique and innovative soloing, he is a world class Luthier. His guitars are currently being played by professional guitarists around the world.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mark Ferber began his musical studies on the piano at the age of five. He was later introduced to drumming and percussion. Mark studied classical percussion with Mitchell Peters and drums with Billy Higgins and and Joe Labarbera. He has maintained a very busy playing schedule in Europe and on both the west and east coast. A partial list of his playing credits include Lee Konitz, David Liebman, Don Byron, Norah Jones, Kenny Werner, Steve Swallow, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, Bud Shank, Anthony Wilson and Larry Goldings.
Mark can be heard on recent recordings with various artists on Soul Note, Fresh Sound/New Talent, Sunnyside, Omnitone and Steeplechase Records. He is a part time faculty member for the City College of New York and the School of Improvisational Music. Currently, Mark resides in Brooklyn, New York.