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Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet & Pianist Fred Hersch May 8th and 9th, 2008 at Bargemusic

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Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet & Pianist Fred Hersch will be performing together on May 8th & 9th, 2008 at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York. Showtime both nights is 8:00 PM.

Jazz String Quintet:
Jim Gailloreto - saxophones
Katherine Hughes - Violin
Carol Kalvonjian- Violin
Benton Wedge - Viola
Jill Kaeding- Cello

With Special Guest:
Fred Hersch - Piano

Jazz String Quintet will perform two concerts at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, NY. On May 8th they team up with composer/pianist Fred Hersch and on May 9th they premier their new piece: “American Complex" This concert is made possible by Chamber Music America's New Works: Creation and Presentation Program Grant

Bargemusic- Fulton Ferry Landing Brooklyn, NY 11201
May 8th and 9th, 2008- Showtime- 8:00 PM
For information call 718.624.2083

“By looking not only to the past, but more so the future, the Jazz String Quintet aspires to create music that has depth and roots, but still sounds contemporary and fun." --Mark Turner, All About Jazz

“The Jazz String Quintet is able to swing and dig in because they have total control over their instruments and most importantly, they have developed and created their own concept of music." -- Chicago Magazine



Jazz String Quintet & Jim Gailloreto:

The brainchild of gifted saxophonist and composer/arranger Jim Gailloreto, JSQ is immersed in the traditions and performance practices of classical music while simultaneously expanding and exploring all the truest elements of jazz. Within this unique collective, their music pays homage to some of America's greatest jazz legends including Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, and Wayne Shorter.

In addition to performing unique versions of jazz standard, they also perform many original compositions - all by Gailloreto. Their sound is firmly rooted in jazz harmony, melody, and rhythm. Most importantly, improvisation plays an integral role in each composition and contributes greatly to the spontaneity of every performance.

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