Chuck Peterson Quintet – 10/28/11

Friday, October 28, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

The 230 Jones Street, Local 6
Literary Jazz Band
aka The Chuck Peterson Quintet
with vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits

jazz in the bookshop
every Friday!

Tenor sax player Chuck Peterson finishes out the month’s schedule of Friday evening jazz sessions at Bird & Beckett with four long-time associates who have been at the top of the jazz scene locally and nationally for six decades.  Reed player Howard Dudune plays with the easy grace of Lester Young and a swinging humor all his own, while guitarist Glen Deardorff drives the rhythm with a fierce insouciance.  Bassist Dean Reilly, one of the most respected elder statesmen of the local jazz scene and a well traveled pro, looks , acts and plays like a youngster with his first ducktail.  And drummer Tony Johnson, still sporting the Aussie accent of his own youth, swings effortlessly and keeps time with unerring precision.  All in all, a wonderful band — especially when you factor in the singer Dorothy Lefkovits who joins the band for a few tunes on each set.  When just a teen, she graced the stage at Harlem’s Apollo Theater and she’s still charming audiences with ease.

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