Trevor Davis reconvenes the "Tuesday Jazz at Public" series this week (1/06/09) with these fine folks pictured above. The Heartbeat Jazz Band, led by drummer Bill Logozzo, is one of the more popular purveyors of Dixieland, Traditional, swing and blues flavored jazz in the state. Besides the amiable drummer, the Heartbeats feature Fred Vigorito (trumpet), Sherman Kahn (clarinet), Art Hovey (string bass), Bill Sinclair (piano) and vocalist Cynthia Fabian.
They are not just "jazzers." Hovey has worked extensively with young musicians as has Vigorito and Logozzo created "Musical Dreams for Human Harmony", a charity that helps children through "the benefit of musical programs." The band's music is lively and entertaining and should perk up the first Tuesday of the new year.
For more information about the band and its charitable work, go to www.heartbeatjazzband.net.
Next week (1/13/09), vocalist Jennifer Somo (recently returned from Beijing, China) performs with a quartet featuring Davis (drums), Warren Byrd (piano), Matthew McCauley (bass) and Middletown resident David Davis (saxophone.) Somo sings all styles of music so expect a fun evening.
The music starts at 5 p.m. and usually lasts until 9. Public is located at 337 Main Street.
There are plans afoot for Inauguration Day so keep an eye out.