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Spike Wilner Trio
February 17, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20
The Spike Wilner Trio from Smalls Jazz Club in New York City will perform at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Saturday, February 17, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students.
Spike Wilner, piano, has performed in many New York jazz venues. He also toured with the Artie Shaw Big Band, the Glen Miller Orchestra, and Maynard Ferguson. He worked with Tony Bennett as his personal rehearsal pianist. In 2007 Spike became a partner and general manager of Smalls Jazz Club. There he recorded and encouraged young jazz performers. He is one of the first to utilize live streaming from the club and developed an international audience of dedicated Smalls fans. In September 2014, he opened Mezzrow, a jazz venue dedicated to the jazz piano duo format. Mezzrow has been well received and named “Best Piano Bar” in New York Magazine’s “Best of” issue.
Syracuse native trumpet player, Joe Magnarelli, moved to New York City in 1986 and soon became a regular participant in the New York and international jazz scene. From 1987, he toured and recorded with Lionel Hampton, Brother Jack McDuff, Toshiko Akioshi, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Harry Connick, Jr., and the Hard Bop Quintet. He also worked and toured with the Vanguard Orchestra, Jane Monheit, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Alvin Queen, Dade Maroni, Marty Shelier, the Tom Harrell Big Band, George Gruntz, Harry Whitaker, Walt Weiskopf, Grant Stewart, Charles Davis, Nick Brignola, JR Monterose, Gary Smulyan, the Carnegie Hall Orchestra, Don Sebesky, John Pizzarelli, Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Michael Feinstein, and the Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Joe currently has nine records out as a leader, and has played on numerous jazz labels as a sideman. In 1990, Joe was a semifinalist at the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C. Joe is an adjunct professor of music at the Juilliard School of Music and Rutgers University. He also conducts clinics and master classes around the world, sharing his musical experience.
Bassist Paul Gill is a veteran of the New York jazz scene and is recognized for his buoyant, swinging bass lines and virtuosic arco solos. When Gill arrived in New York in the mid-90s he was described by Jazz Times magazine as “surely one of the brightest of the up-and- coming bassists”. He has appeared as a sideman on over 60 recordings.
Born in Baltimore, MD, Paul had established himself as a local mainstay in the Baltimore-DC area from 1984-1994 by both working with fellow musician Gary Bartz and backing artists such as Benny Golson, Rosemary Clooney, Stanley Turrentine, and Sonny Fortune. Immediately upon moving to New York, Paul began working with legendary vocalist Jon Hendricks. In 1999 he left Hendricks to embark on a year-long world tour with singer Diana Krall. In 2001 he joined the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. The second half of the 2000s found Paul touring with either vocalist Elvis Costello or guitarist Pat Martino.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program,
a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. For phone reservations, please call 251-2505, ext. 9 or,