A retrospective of 1950’s West Coast jazz, where the frenetic sounds of bebop met the laid-back cool of sun and surf in the Golden Age of Hollywood and the union of jazz and popular music created new commercial and cinematic possibilities.
Hollwood & Vine rising vocalist Veronica Swift joins Aaron Johnson (saxophone, clarinet and flute) as he leads this night with a fresh look at time-tested favorites as well as less recognized gems, drawing from the repertoire of June Christy and Bob Cooper, Stan Kenton, Julie London, Buddy Collette, Shorty Rogers, and the Lighthouse All-Stars.
This event is presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory in part with the 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival.
Aaron Johnson, bandleader, saxophone, flute & clarinet
Veronica Swift, vocals
Ilya Lushtak, guitar
Alexander Claffy, bass
Ben Zweig, drums
JAZZ @ HATHAWAY TICKETS
Individual Tickets: $25
3 Concert Series Pass: $60
Under 18: FREE
(Premium Reserved Seating available at additional cost)
Join us at the Mountain Top Library on Friday, Aug 4 at 6pm for a free pre-concert Artist Talk.
This Catskill Jazz Factory Artist Residency in Tannersville will also be presented at the Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent.
About Aaron Johnson: Aaron Johnson is a Saxophonist and Scholar of Jazz History and Culture whose music and unrelenting energy have captivated listeners and musicians in a short period of time. A disciple of Charlie Parker and the Bebop era, Johnson is an artist possessing a wild musical imagination, a fearless heart and a probing intellect.
About Veronica Swift: Veronica Swift, age 22, is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. Following that she was asked to do a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City in March of 2016. In April of 2016, she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 for “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.