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Porgy & Bess Suite

  • Mountain Top Library 6093 Main Street Tannersville, NY, 12485 United States (map)

“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson are joined by guitarist Adam Moezinia in this trio take on the works of George Gershwin’s famous Porgy & Bess. Songs to include Summertime, My Man’s Gone Now, I Loves You, Porgy, and It Ain’t Necessarily So, among others.

23Arts Jazz in the Snow 2018 programming is made possible, in part, with Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Greene County Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Co-presented by the Catskill Jazz Factory
All Ages Welcome
Admission by Donation: $10

What goes great with jazz and snow? Wine, of course! The Hudson-Chatham Tannersville Winery on Main Street is offering exclusive pre-concert Happy Hour from 5:30pm-7pm leading up to each Jazz in the Snow event, as well as post-concert hangouts following each performance of the 5-event series. Tasting menu will be available as well as complimentary cheese & crackers for attendees.

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, Albert “Tootie” Heath, live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and are featured on the 2014 Grammy Winning Soundrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. 

The Anderson’s have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, DC’s Blues Alley, and Arizona Music Festival. Their ensemble has performed in over 40 U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in NYC’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Ken Peplowski, and Warren Vache.  As guest clinicians, Peter and Will have visited Temple University, Xavier University, University of South Florida, University of Central Oklahoma, Florida State University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Scranton and others.

Peter and Will’s debut release from 2012, Correspondence, features Kenny Barron and was listed in Vanity Fair magazine alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”  The Washington Post called their music, “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.”  Their newest album, Deja Vu, features Albert “Tootie” Heath and was called “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit” by JazzTimes.  In 2016, they performed live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, playing a duo version of “Lotus Blossom” commemorating Billy Strayhorn’s centennial. Peter and Will endorse D’Addario woodwind products and Selmer saxophones.

Earlier Event: February 23
One Love: Jazz Through the Islands
Later Event: June 8
Sonatas for Two Violins