Mark Sherman Quartet featuring Mark Sherman, piano; Sam Dillon, saxophone; Ugonna Okegwo, bass & Bernd Reiter, drums!
For decades Mark Sherman was a top percussionist, working with composers like Leonard Bernstein; then he became a world-class vibraphonist, playing with the likes of Wynton Marsalis.
Now focused on the piano, he’s earned raves from masters like Kenny Barron. Selections from his 2019 debut piano album, the hard-bop “My Other Voice,” have been streamed nearly 7 million times on Spotify. He’s been a leader on 19 albums and sideman on over 150 others.
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.