On Sunday, October 20, organist/pianist David Braham will lead an “old fashioned jam session/open mic” at the New Jersey Jazz Society’s monthly Jazz Social at Shanghai Jazz in Madison, NJ. Joining Braham in the house band will be guitarist Mark Strickland and drummer Diego Lopez.
Braham has played with jazz giants such as saxophonists Lou Donaldson, Houston Person, and David “Fathead” Newman; and AllAboutJazz has described him as “one of the best organists on the scene today.
Guitarist Strickland was influenced by Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Joe Pass. He has performed with drummer Grady Tate and bassist John Heard, among others. Drummer Lopez established himself on New York’s music scene in 2000, working with such musicians as pianist Hilton Ruiz, clarinetist-saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri.
NJJS produces 10 Sunday Jazz Socials a year, all of which are free to members. Admission is $10 for non-members, and there is a $10 food/beverage minimum. Shanghai Jazz is located at 24 Main St. in Madison. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the music is performed from 3-5 p.m., with one short intermission. To reserve your spot in the jam session or for more information, email email@example.com.
Funding for the NJJS Socials has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.