Vic’s Jazz Loft at Stabin Museum in Jim Thorpe will host several performances over the month. Events will be held from 7-10 p.m. with doors opening at 6.
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.
A native of New Yorker based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, U.S. combat Army Band veteran Daniel Gonzalez stays busy performing and teaching locally and abroad. He endorses Bucks County Drums and Red Cymbals of Australia. As artistic director of Vic’s Jazz Loft, he curates the jazz program and performs with select artists. Still, Daniel stays busy working as a sideman with several artists.
These three musicians met by chance at a trio gig at NYC’s Cleopatra’s Needle back in 1997.
Twenty-five years later, they will tell a story as they explore some of Bob’s original compositions.
On May 13, the venue will welcome DaMoJo and Hector Rosado. DaMoJo is made up of Daniel Gonzalez, Morrie Louden and John Ballantyne.
Daniel, Morrie, and Jon are a highly improvisational trio that plays original compositions, traditional bop, Latin, and funky takes on jazz standards.
Hector Rosado is an acclaimed percussionist, bandleader, arranger, educator and recording artist who performed and toured with many notable performers in Latin music.
On May 20, the loft welcomes Bonito Finito.
The band is made up 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: Smooth tone. Energy. Dynamics. Emotion. Story. Drums accentuating the sensitive interplay between bass and guitar in an accessible yet dynamic style.
Joe Battaglia, Richard Messbauer, and Glenn Davis were craftsmen at telling their stories.
Richard Messbauer attended the Juilliard School, studied jazz extensively, and freelanced in New York. He also played professionally in symphony halls from Carnegie Hall, the Palau De La Musica, and Teatro Colon to Avery Fisher Hall, Shiller Theater, Bellas Artes, Istana Budaya, and practically every hall on the globe. 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 of Space and Time, where he collaborated with Glenn Davis and Richard Messbauer.
This Trio recently performed at the Lafayette Bar during Jazz Concert For Ukraine. Again, they will come together to explore original compositions further, and they will interpret the trio sides Rich and Joe recorded with Glenn Davis.