Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Mack Avenue Records

On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21st and 22nd, Hammond B-3 organ master (and trumpeter and vocalist) Joey DeFrancesco brings the week to a close with his The People band at 6 and 8 p.m. on both nights.

Singer Jane Monheit had just entered her 20s when she captured the second spot in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute’s international vocal competition – finishing between veteran Teri Thornton, who came in first and passed away in 2000, and Roberta Gambarini who emerged in third place. The New York-raised Monheit, who is at Dazzle on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, began singing at an early age and went to the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Peter Eldridge (a founding member of New York Voices).


Greg Osby: P. Mauriat

Drummer Louis Hayes and saxophonist Greg Osby are members of two different jazz generations. And this week, you can compare those generations when both players hit the area, working with a number of strong, area-based musicians. The Detroit-born drummer, who turned 79 this year, landed in New York as a teenager and quickly became a member of one of pianist Horace Silver’s classic quintets (with a frontline of trumpeter Blue Mitchell and saxophonist Junior Cook).