Armen Donelian Trio featuring Jay Anderson & Dennis Mackrel!
The inventive pianist, composer and Fulbright Scholar Armen Donelian has distinguished himself for 40 years as performer, recording artist, educator and author. Both a sideman (with giants Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Mongo Santamaria and Billy Harper) and a bandleader, he has performed internationally and headlined 14 albums.
His newest is Fresh Start, this trio’s elegant debut which, AllAboutJazz.com raved, “provides ample evidence of their mastery and imagination, both as individuals and collectively.”
“He achieves this fusion in such a natural way that one can tell it’s a master’s work.”– Metronom
Jazz Forum, Westchester County’s only dedicated jazz club, is tucked away on a side street in downtown Tarrytown. Drawing musicians from around the world, the club strives to make music affordable and accessible. Headline jazz artists perform on Friday and Saturday nights with two sets per night at 7 and 9:30 pm. Two Sunday afternoon sets at 4 pm and 6 pm often feature Brazilian and Latin jazz. Check the club’s website for each weekend’s performer list and to purchase tickets. Many shows sell out in advance, get yours early.
The Jazz Forum offers a full menu including entrées, dinner plates, cured meats and cheese, tapenades and house-made desserts. It has a full bar and features fine Italian wines, local draft beers and specialty cocktails. The food and drink menu is available for all Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows.
Jazz Forum also produces a popular series of outdoor summer concerts at five Hudson River locations: Lyndhurst mansion, Tarrytown’s Pierson Park, Sleepy Hollow’s Horan’s Landing Park, Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, and Henry Gourdine Park in Ossining.