Jazz music events to be held at Jim Thorpe – Times News Online

Published on May 05, 2022 at 1:09 p.m.

Jim Thorpe’s Vic’s Jazz Loft at the Stabin Museum will host several performances throughout the month. Events will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets for any of these shows, call 570-325-5588 or visit www.vicsjazzloft.com.

On Friday, Jazz Nights: Bob Albanese Trio will perform. Performers include Bob Albanese on piano, Daniel Gonzalez on drums and Mike Boone on bass.

Hailing from New York and based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, US Combat Army Band veteran Daniel Gonzalez stays busy performing and teaching locally and abroad. He supports Bucks County Drums and Red Cymbals of Australia. As artistic director of Vic’s Jazz Loft, he organizes jazz programming and performs with selected artists. Still, Daniel remains busy working as a sideman with several artists.

These three musicians met by chance during a trio concert at Cleopatra’s Needle in New York in 1997.

Twenty-five years later, they will tell a story by exploring some of Bob’s original compositions.

On May 13, the hall will welcome DaMoJo and Hector Rosado. DaMoJo is composed of Daniel Gonzalez, Morrie Louden and John Ballantyne.

Daniel, Morrie and Jon form a highly improvised trio that plays original compositions, traditional bop, Latin and funky versions of jazz standards.

Hector Rosado is an acclaimed percussionist, bandleader, arranger, educator and entertainer who has performed and toured with many notable performers of Latin music.

On May 20, the loft welcomes Bonito Finito.

The band consists of Bill Washer on guitar, Tony Marino on bass, Hector Rosado on percussion and Daniel Gonzalez on drums.

On May 27, String Theory performs.

String theory: soft tone. Energy. Dynamic. Emotion. Story. Drums accentuating the sensitive interaction between bass and guitar in an accessible but dynamic style.

Joe Battaglia, Richard Messbauer and Glenn Davis were craftsmen in telling their stories.

Richard Messbauer attended the Juilliard School, studied jazz extensively, and worked freelance in New York. He has also performed professionally in symphonic halls at Carnegie Hall, Palau De La Musica and Teatro Colon at Avery Fisher Hall, the Shiller Theatre, Bellas Artes, Istana Budaya and virtually every hall in the world. Today, Richard continues to perform as such, while assembling creative projects and releasing works on his label: Out/In: Space-Music.

Guitarist, composer and educator Joseph Battaglia studied at William Patterson, Rutgers and Berklee College of Music. You can hear Joe’s work on Flying Saucers, How Deep The Ocean, and Space and Time, where he collaborated with Glenn Davis and Richard Messbauer.

This trio recently performed at Lafayette Bar during the Jazz Concert For Ukraine. Once again, they will come together to explore original compositions further, and they will perform the sides of the trio Rich and Joe recorded with Glenn Davis.

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