This Week! Guitar master Rale Micic!
featuring a pair of Steves, and a Jazz Rabbi

Thursday, Sep 29
Jazz at the Post (VFW Post 399)
465 Riverside Ave, Westport

sets at 7:30 pm and 8:45pm
$10 cover
Reservations strongly suggested

Featuring a new hot menu from
Chef Derek Furino
dinner from 7:00 PM

Rale Micic

Greg Wall
Tenor & Soprano Sax

Steve LaSpina

Steve Johns

“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar.” LA TIMES
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, guitarist and composer Rale Micic (pron. Rah-Leh Mee-chee-ch) skillfully fuses culture with timeless jazz.

Rale is CTA Records recording artist and has been featured in numerous publications including Downbeat, JazzTimes, LA Times, San Diego Tribune, Boston Globe, etc. He has performed at prominent jazz clubs and music festivals in US and Europe including Catalina Jazz Club, Blues Alley, Village Vanguard, Scullers Jazz Club, Dizzy’s, San Jose Jazz Festival, Hartford International Jazz Festival, etc.


With his debut album ‘Bridges’ released on CTA Records in 2003, guitarist Rale Micic created cult-like following among music fans with his mix of jazz and haunting melodies from the Balkans. On his second release entitled Serbia, Micic establishes himself as one of the most inventive voices on the music scene today. This project featured renowned Grammy-nominated trumpet player Tom Harrell, and was called “mellow, tight and tasteful” by Downbeat.
His brand new release, symbolically titled “3”, is an entrancing trio record featuring Gregory Hutchinson (Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Joe Henderson) and Scott Colley (Jim Hall, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker). “3”, already recognized by listeners and critics alike, is described as “ a groove heavy record… pure listening pleasure”.

Bassist Steve LaSpina has been a prominent bassist on the New York and national scene for over thirty years.

During that time, he has played and recorded with many great musicians in jazz history. He was a regular band member, toured and recorded with saxophonists Benny Carter, Stan Getz and Phil Woods, vocalists Joe Williams and Mark Murphy, trumpeters Clark Terry, Chet Baker and Randy Brecker, and guitarist Pat Martino. He has spent the last decade traveling around the world and recording with the legendary guitarist Jim Hall, has appeared on six of his recordings, including These Rooms featuring Tom Harrell.

Steve Johns is one of the most dynamic and versatile drummers on both the New York City and international Jazz scenes. Since the early 1980’s he has performed and recorded with virtually the “Who’s Who” of the Jazz World. Steve has played with The Sonny Fortune Quartet, The Benny Carter Quartet, The Billy Taylor Trio, Nat Adderley, Jimmy Owens, Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Heath, The Randy Brecker Quintet, Jesseye Norman, Dave Liebman, The Ronnie Cuber Band and many others

“Man, does he swing–and he has one hell of a good time doing it” – Chris Thompson, All About Jazz

Rale Micic

Rale and Steve L. live with Peter Bernstein.

Rale’s original music video “Serbology”

Steve LaSpina live with Jim Hall in Spain- rare video!

Steve Johns live with Phil Woods, Harvie S. and Mike LeDonne
Upcoming performances at Jazz at the Post

Oct 6 – Melissa Newman Quartet

Oct 13 – Michael Cochrane

Oct 20 – Chris Coogan

Nov 17 – Brian Marsella!

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For planning, VFW Post 399 is serving lunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. If you’re looking for catering or hosting an event, make sure you give us a call at 203-227-6796 or visit the Post to discuss.

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VFW Post 399 completed our 27th monthly blood drive on Wednesday, Sep 21st with over 53 donors! Our goal is to continue replenishing the community low blood supply. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Our next blood drive is scheduled on Wednesday, Oct 12th between 11-4pm. For an appointment, please visit – Use sponsor code: VFWWestport or call 1-800-733-2767.

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