A musical reunion and alumni celebration of trumpeter Mark Morganelli's Jazz Forum loft/club in Greenwich Village which operated from 1979 to 1983, presenting some 1500 events in that period.
This celebratory concert, a featured event of the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival will feature almost 30 different artists, all of whom performed at the Jazz Forum (50 Cooper Square and/or 648 Broadway) some 35 years ago.
Performances by Kenny Barron, Larry Willis, Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Jon Burr, Cameron Brown, Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart, Marion Cowings, Jon Hendricks, Charli Persip, T.S. Monk, Candido, David Amram, Bobby Sanabria, Harvie S, Wallace Roney, Steve Turre, Ronnie Cuber, Michael Carvin, Valery Ponomarev, and Ray Drummond, plus more TBA.
Proceeds to benefit Jazz Forum Arts' three-dozen free 2014 summer concerts in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City.
Dizzy Gillespie & Milt Jackson, performing during "Music In Monk Time" filming, 1982 at Jazz Forum