Jazz Legends to Perform in Hurleyville
Name: Jazz Legends to Perform in Hurleyville
Date: March 1, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
The Sullivan County Museum and Historical Society is pleased to present The Van Manakas Trio. The group will feature Van Manakas on guitar, Mike Bisio on Bass and Bob Meyer on drums. This performance will be a very special reunion of the band who toured on the west coast in the 1990s. Jazz Guitarist Van Manakas has performed on 5 continents and in all 50 states. He has produced numerous CD’s, his first solo album, "Physical", was released in 1980. He produced three other albums, including Letters from the Equator (1992), Mountain (1995), and American Guitar (2000). As a sideman Van has worked with jazz greats Paul Bley, Miroslav Vitous and countless others. He is known locally (in Sullivan County) as an honoree member of the band Little Sparrow. Mike Bisio, jazz double bassist/composer, has eighty-five recordings in his discography, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Mike has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes: “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive;…” Jazz drummer Bob Meyer has performed with jazz luminaries Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Ed Schiller and dozens of others. Bob is also currently leading his own band - The Bob Meyer project. The concert will be held on Sunday, March 1st, at 2pm, and is part of the Sullivan County Historical Society’s Music and History concert series. Little Sparrow will host the event. The event is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Call 845 434-8044 for more info, or visit the website at www.scnyhistory.org.