Summer Concert Series: Shoreline Jazz Quintet

Thursday, July 18, 2024 7:00 pm

Event Details

The Shoreline Jazz Quintet or SJQ includes Mike Bimonte on drums, Deepak Cyril D’Souza on saxophones, Rich Meyers on vibraphone, with Steve Roane on acoustic bass and Steve Wood on electric guitar. SJQ have been playing together in different combinations for several years. They play an eclectic repertoire including jazz standards and the music of more modern composers. They have performed and recorded albums celebrating the music of the great Thelonious Monk, and also the music of Bill Evans. For this gig, they will play the music of some Connecticut Composers including Dave Brubeck, Horace Silver, Jackie McClean, John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and others.

Mike Bimonte’s has been drumming for 55 years ago citing 50’s classic Jazz and 70’s progressive rock as big influences. He loves club Jazz work. Some of his career highlights; playing in Woolsey Hall, Shubert Theater New Haven in a production of “White Christmas”, and opening for Frank Zappa’s Project Object, Tower of Power, Alexa Ray Joel, & Mavis Staples among others. Cyril (Deepak) D’Souza always aspired to become a serious musician, but he had to put that aside to meet the demands of life as a physician, and of academia. Originally a drummer, Rich graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston with a degree in Jazz Studies and now mostly plays vibraphone.  Steve Roane plays acoustic and electric bass, and many other stringed instruments. He has performed over 7000 gigs and released more than 20 albums. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Bottom Line, Ryle’s, the Town Hall, The Kool Jazz Festival, C.B.G.B.’s, The Kate, Music Hall, and other venues. He has toured throughout the US, and also Japan and Spain. He has composed over 200 pieces. Steve Wood began playing jazz guitar in college in Washington D.C. After several years playing West African music, he returned to jazz.

*In the event of rain the concert will be held inside the Library’s Meeting Room.

This program is free and open to all.

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