Great Jazz Series Features Tony DeSare Trio April 24

The next installment of Rutherfurd Hall's Great Jazz Series will feature the romantic, swinging sounds of Tony DeSare, pictured.

The Tony DeSare Trio is next up for Rutherfurd Hall’s Great Jazz Series on Sunday, April 24.

This outstanding pianist and vocalist has garnered much critical and popular acclaim during his national and international performances. Headlining with the likes of Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has a way of breathing fresh air into old school classics.

Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has three top 10 Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, Today Show, and actor George Takei’s social media pages.

His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook.

He will be accompanied by Ed Decker on guitar. A composer and master of styles, Decker shouldn’t be missed on his seven string electric guitar, which creates a baseline in the Bucky Pizzarelli tradition, with whom the guitarist has studied. He has also collaborated with Broadway artist Lillie Kae on her debut album, “I’m Glad There is You.”

Jazz bassist Dave Baron will also accompany the performance. Rapidly becoming a luminary figure in the Millennial Jazz movement, Baron is in high demand. He has performed with some of the top composers and musicians in the movement, as well as with Herbie Hancock at the Lincoln Center as part of a concert held for the 75th birthday celebration of Ron Carter.

The concert will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Rutherfurd Hall. Tickets are available on the Rutherfurd Hall website and locally at Panther Valley Pharmacy in Allamuchy, or Mama’s & Café Baci and Bea McNally’s in Hackettstown.

Tickets are $27.50 in advance or $32.50 at the door.

Rutherfurd Hall is located at 1686 Route 517 in Allamuchy, right off Route 80 exit 19. The performance series is sponsored by Panther Valley Pharmacy and Heath Village.

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