Brian Marsella

June 20 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm

Quartet with Greg Wall (saxes), Brian Marsella (piano), Reid Taylor (bass), Brian Floody (drums)

$20

‘Marsella is as versatile and talented a pianist as you will find’ – Frank Alkyer, Downbeat
‘…the classically trained Marsella displayed dizzying technique while imbuing pieces with an authentic soul- jazz feeling’ – Bill Milkowski review of Brian Marsella Trio August 10th set at the Village Vanguard
Brian Marsella has risen to the top ranks of NYC jazz pianists. A Philadelphia native, Marsella moved to New York in 1998 and has been touring and recording consistently since. Currently Marsella has released 11 albums as a leader or co-leader. His projects include the large ensembles iMAGiNARiUM and Gatos do Sul, the jazz quintet The Flail, the psychedelic surf-rock trio The Modulators as well as two acoustic piano trios (one featuring Kenny Wollesen and Trevor Dunn and the other with Christian McBride and Anwar Marshall.) OUTSPOKEN: The Music of Hasaan Ibn Ali (McBride, Marshall) was chosen as a Best Album of 2018 by The New York City Jazz Record. Brian can also be heard on over 30 other albums including 15 on John Zorn’s TZADIK label (3 as a leader). Over the past 5 years, Brian has become a central figure in John Zorn’s world as a musician in both his Masada and Bagatelle projects as well as a member of Zorn’s Cobra.
Since 2004, Marsella has been of member of Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey and Banquet of the Spirits. With Cyro, Brian has toured the world and helped lead workshops in Brazilian rhythms and in the community building project, ‘Sound of the Community.’
Brian’s touring and recording credits include John Zorn, Cyro Baptista, Matisyahu, Marshall Allen, Hassan Hakmoun, Jon Irabagon, Ches Smith, Tyshawn Sorey Ikue Mori, Billy Martin, Nels Cline, Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Jessica Lurie Ensemble and groups Zion80, Edom, Pharaoh’s Daughter, Yemen Blues and Fresh Cut Orchestra.

Reservations strongly suggested.  JazzatThePost@gmail.com or please call Stephanie at 475-298-5079. Featuring a new hot menu from

Chef Derek Furino

Dinner starts at 7:30PM

VFW Post 399, 465 Riverside Ave, Westport CT 06880

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June 27 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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Join us for a cool evening of hot jazz at Westport’s own Jazz Inferno! Melissa  is a natural talent, and really makes every song she sings her very own. With a band like this, the evening is sure to be way over the top. This show always sells out so be sure and get reservations early!

Melissa Newman had a lucrative career singing jingles for companies like AT&T and Chevrolet. Locally she has  performed at the Blue Lemon, Tengda, and Harvest in Westport,
with guitarist Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Phil Bowler. Melissa also makes, shows and sells ceramic and porcelain sculpture. Melissa was a featured artist in the recent major exhibit, “Layers Revealed” at The Norwalk Art Space. She lives in Westport with her husband and two sons.

And if that is not enough, we celebrate Melissa as an author!  She has a new book published “Head over Heels” a love story in words and pictures.

Dinner starts at 7:30PM.

Menu—-

Tuscan chicken
Penne a la vodka
Grilled zucchini and squash with balsamic
Pesto herb crusted salmon
Caesar salad

VFW Post 399, 465 Riverside Ave, Westport CT 06880

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Amina Figarova is without doubt one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players from Europe. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Amina started playing piano and composing at a very early age. She studied as a classical concert pianist at the Baku Conservatory, jazz performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Amina performs with her own group at many jazz festivals and jazz clubs around the world, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Capetown International Jazzfestival, Salvador Bahia Jazz Festival, Brasil, JakArt Festival, Indonesia, Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA, Blue Note jazz club New York, and has given concerts in Israel, Europe, United Arabs Emirates, Mexico, USA, Azerbaijan, and many others.
Amina Figarova is without doubt one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players from Europe. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Amina started playing piano and composing at a very early age. She studied as a classical concert pianist at the Baku Conservatory, jazz performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Amina performs with her own group at many jazz festivals and jazz clubs around the world, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Capetown International Jazzfestival, Salvador Bahia Jazz Festival, Brasil, JakArt Festival, Indonesia, Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA, Blue Note jazz club New York, and has given concerts in Israel, Europe, United Arabs Emirates, Mexico, USA, Azerbaijan, and many others.

Dinner starts at 7:30PM

VFW Post 399, 465 Riverside Ave, Westport CT 06880

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