Atlantic Jazz Nights

with Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone) & Allan Mednard (drums)

June 20, 2022

Atlantic Jazz Nights is a new international jazz series presented by the Arts and Culture Centre. The inaugural season includes five concerts featuring invited guest artists from the United States and Canada who will perform with hosts and curators Florian Hoefner and Jim Vivian. 




Atlantic Jazz Nights is a new international jazz series presented by the Arts and Culture Centre. The series is hosted and curated by celebrated St. John’s-based pianist Florian Hoefner and bassist, Jim Vivian. The inaugural season includes five concerts featuring invited guest artists from the United States and Canada who will perform with Hoefner and Vivian. 

The series launches on June 20, 2022 with Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone), Allan Mednard (drums).


Jerry Bergonzi
Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator.

Bergonzi has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz festivals and jazz venues, with his own ensembles as well as with numerous jazz greats. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. His discography includes more than 60 recordings, notably Standard Gonz with the Jerry Bergonzi Quartet on the Blue Note label; he also has 60 recorded song titles registered with ASCAP.

As a clinician Bergonzi has taught at conservatories and music schools throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the author of a series of instructional books with play-along CDs and videos, entitled Inside Improvisation, published by Advance Music (seven volumes: Melodic Structures, Pentatonics, Jazz Line, Melodic Rhythms, Thesaurus of Intervallic Melodies, Developing a Jazz Language, and Hexatonics), as well as the book/CD set Sound Advice. The Inside Improvisation series is now available in French, German, and Italian translations.

Bergonzi is a three-time NEA grant recipient.

Allan Mednard
Drummer Allan Mednard was born and raised in Queens, New York. His early musical experiences involved New York City's All-City High School Music program, Bayside High School's Academy of Music, and Queens College's Center for Preparatory Studies in Music program. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in jazz performance from the City College of New York (CCNY). While attending CCNY he studied with the great Carl Allen. He has performed around the globe with ensembles led by Brandee Younger, Jeremy Pelt, Caroline Davis, Ben Allison, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Michael Wolff, Alix Ambroise, and many more.


The series is supported by ArtsNL, which last year invested $2.35 million to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.


 


Details

TICKETS:  $35 All Seats  ( HST & Service Charge Included)

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June 20, 2022
ST. JOHN'S, Arts & Culture Centre
709-729-3900
sjboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

SHOW TIME: 8:00 pm

SHOW LENGTH:  120 minutes

INTERMISSION: Yes

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE AGE: All Ages


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