Rick Stone Trio at the Bar Next Door (NYC), Saturday, May 12, 2012


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"One of the finest straight-ahead guitarists on the current NYC jazz scene." —Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar

“This is no-nonsense jazz with a classic dark tone and killer chops" —Dave Walker

The Bar Next Door at La Lanterna presents jazz guitarist Rick Stone and his Trio, Saturday, May 12th, 2012. Shows start at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30from. Performing with Rick will be bassist Marco Panascia and drummer Tony Moreno. The trio's recent CD Fractals made the #5 spot on Jazzweek in September and was included in Jazzweek Top-100 Jazz 2011. The Bar Next Door is a wonderful, intimate jazz listening room located at 129 MacDougal Street (between W3rd and W4th) in the heart of Greenwich Village. There is a $12 cover charge per show. Reservations are suggested. Call 212-529-5945.

Rick's recordings “Blues For Nobody," “Far East," “Samba de Novembro" and Fractals have received significant national airplay and critical acclaim. He has performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Blue Note, the Smithsonian Institute and Kennedy Center with groups including stellar musicians like Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Ralph Lalama, and Eric Alexander. Rick has also worked as a sideman with blues singer Irene Reid, saxophonist Eric Person, and swing clarinetist Sol Yaged, and teaches jazz guitar at Hofstra University, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Jazzmobile Saturday Workshop Program.

Marco Panascia is an Italian-born bassist living in New York City. He is featured in the working bands of jazz luminaries, such as Kenny Barron, Andy Bey, Eric Reed and Dado Moroni, and has appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Hollywood Bowl and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Panascia worked with young jazz piano sensation Eldar, selling performances in three continents, and culminated in two releases on the Sony BMG Masterworks label: “Live at the Blue Note," and “re-imagination" (which received a 2008 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album). He was the first prize winner of the 1998 Edinburgh International Double Bass competition in Scotland, and holds degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.

New-York-based drummer Tony Moreno is one of the most sought after musicians of his profession. He tours all around the world and teaches at Columbia University, NYU and City College. He has worked with many of the top names in jazz, including; Mal Waldron, Bill Frisell, Sonny Fortune, Dave Liebman, Paul Bley, and many, many others.

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