April is Jazz Appreciation Month and In Touch Entertainment is adding three new programs—Vocal Mania, Boss Tenors, and Dangerous Rhythms—to its already successful series of performances held at a legendary New York jazz venue, Zinc.
Since its inception in 2017, Strings Attached jazz series, featuring four of New York City’s premier six-string jazz masters on a single stage—Jack Wilkins
, Vic Juris
, Joe Cohn
, and Mark Whitfield
—has been a regular feature at the Zinc. Piano Jazz and Trumpet Masters programs were also added to the Zinc’s line-up last year.
“Because of the critical acclaim of these concerts, we expanded the original, guitar-centric series to include other instruments like piano, saxophone, and trumpet, as well as vocals,” said In Touch’s CEO, Charles Carlini. “Jazz Appreciation Month honors all the significant contributions this music genre has made around the world, so we decided to launch the new series to coincide with this celebration."
Debuting in April, Zinc will present Vocal Mania, Boss Tenors, and Dangerous Rhythms, which focuses on Latin jazz.
Vocal Mania, premiering on April 4, will feature singers Janis Siegel
and Lauren Kinhan
, accompanied by piano, bass, and drums as well as special guest vocalists.
Starting on April 5, bestselling author and Latin music lover T.J. English (Havana Nocturne, The Westies) will host “Dangerous Rhythms.” The performances will feature multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria
& Sexteto Ibiano on April 5, guitarist Jorge Chicoy
on April 12, and on the 19th, Gerardo Contino Y Los Habaneros, named in 2015 by NPR/WNYC stations as the Best Band in Manhattan.
Saxophonist George Garzone
will perform in the Boss Tenors series on April 11.
More April and spring lineups are listed here
Also planned is a Percussion Masters series.
“The Strings Attached series has had an enthusiastic reception from our audiences, and we are sure that positive feedback will continue with the new Vocal Mania, Boss Tenors, and Dangerous Rhythms programs and the excellent artists we feature,” Carlini said.
He added that the choice of Zinc Bar, an iconic club located at 82 W 3rd St in Greenwich Village, was not coincidental. “I’ve had a long association with the Zinc jazz club since its inception in the early 90s. I felt it would be a great venue to launch and test many of these ideas that I’ve been incubating for some time. Plus, its present location was once a place called Club Cinderella, where Billie Holiday
and Thelonious Monk
used to perform and attracted such celebrities as Mae West and Frank Sinatra
About In Touch Entertainment
NYC-based In Touch Entertainment is a worldwide entertainment organization that manages both established and up-and-coming recording artists, books talent into the world’s hottest venues, oversees music recording, and promotes and produces concerts and films.