With his characteristic gorgeous tone and fluidity, Roni Ben-Hur always displays a subtle brilliance whether playing bebop, a bosa nova or – as heard on his new recording Stories – swinging takes on Sephardic and Israeli folk melodies.
Among this generation’s top jazz guitarists, Roni has now released 15 albums since his 1995 debut recording with his mentor, pianist Barry Harris. As Grammy-winning guitarist Russell Malone says, “Everything Roni does is beautiful. He has the magic touch.”
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.