Rutherfurd Hall continues its Great Jazz Concerts series on Oct. 18 with the lively sound of the Claudio Roditi Quintet. Born in 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Claudio Roditi began his musical studies when he was just six years old. By the time he was twelve, he had already become a serious jazz listener. In 1966, he was named a finalist at the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, Austria. While in Vienna, Roditi met Art Farmer, one of his idols, and the friendship inspired the younger trumpeter to follow a career in jazz. He has since performed and recorded with many jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Tito Puente, and Paquito D’Rivera. He has twenty-four critically acclaimed albums to his credit.
On Sunday Oct. 18 Claudio Roditi brings his special sound to Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy Township. Showtime is 3 p.m. Tickets cost $22.50 in advance. Tickets and further information can be attained on the Rutherfurd Hall website.