Whether creating jazz arrangements for Herbie Hancock, classical arrangements for Deutsche Gramophone, accompanying Brazil’s First Lady of Jazz Leny Andrade or master drummer Portinho, pianist Klaus Mueller personifies diversity and excellence.
German-born, raised in Japan, Chile, and Brazil, he’s an integral part of the NY jazz and Brazilian music scene. His standout 2016 album Village Samba caused WorldMusicReport.com to rave he had “a Brazilian soul. Brazilian music is lucky to have him in its corner.”
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.