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Original Jazz Showcase
August 21, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jazz is not dead – and here’s the proof.
Four local artists come together as one unit to showcase their individual talent, vocabulary and compositions. They call themselves 3Humans+1, but this is simply a group formed to perform four individual artists and their compositions. Their voices vary greatly, and the performances you hear will be nothing short of refreshing, but hailing back to influences of times past. The artists are:
From Honesdale PA, acoustic/electric bassist Bob Wilson has been laying down the groove with countless musicians for the last 20+ years. Currently a member of the Gypsy Jazz Quintet (1930’s hot club) and the Jazz Assassins (a jazz duo specializing in instrumental jazz and pop tunes) Bob performs at a number of festivals, restaurants, art galleries and the like in NEPA and NYC. Influences include: Jaco Pastorius, Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden and James Jamerson.
Born in rural Tunkhannock PA, Packie Cronin is a multifaceted musician with a focus on jazz drumming. Throughout the years Packie has studied with the likes of professionals around the area like Tyler Dempsey and Patrick Marcinko. During his high school years Packie competed and participated in many PMEA festivals such as district jazz, district and region band, and district and region orchestra. Packie has also performed at the Delaware water gap COTA jazz festival for the past two consecutive years with the COTA jazz band. In addition to jazz drumming, Packie plays piano and writes his own original jazz and alternative music. He has been in many bands and combos as a drummer and singer. His most recent group is the 3humans trio. His original compositions are heavily influenced by jazz artists like Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, and Cannonball Adderley. His pieces consist of interesting rhythmic patterns between the respective instruments as well as catchy melodies. Packie will be attending the Boyer school of music at temple university in the fall where he will be studying privately under Dan Monoghan on Jazz Drumset.
Bryan Cowan is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for composition and improvisation. He has studied with professionals from Scranton to Rochester, including Jim Buckley, Charles Pillow, Roxie Coss, and many others. Although Bryan’s focus has been jazz for the majority of his musical career and he has performed extensively in this idiom, he has also found artistic outlet in many other ensembles spanning from classical to blues. These groups include ensembles such as the Scranton-based Gene Dempsey Orchestra, hometown favorites like the Scott Weis Band and Good Luck Hornet, and his personal 3Humans trio. Bryan has refined his musical ability and found continued inspiration from not only his regular private teachers but also from his participation in master classes by masters Phil Woods, Dave Liebman, and Donny McCaslin through NYSMF and the COTA Jazz Camp. From here Bryan will continue his studies of music as a first year student at the University of the Arts to study under saxophonist Mark Allen.
Rowan Lynch studied at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Jazz program, COTA, and Eastman School of Music Summer Jazz; and is currently a sophomore at Ithaca High School in NY.
Rowan’s influences include Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and Eric Dolphy.
Tickets: $10.00 (group discounts for 4 or more)