The Don Friedman Harvie S Duo opens the Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert series at Wilton Library on Sunday, Oct. 4, beginning at 4. The two musicians are renowned in the jazz world, having performed worldwide and appearing on hundreds of recordings.
Friedman started playing piano at age four. He eventually studied jazz at Los Angeles City College and made his first records as a sideman with trumpeters Hank DeMano and Jack Millman. He recorded as a leader for producer Orrin Keepnews at Riverside records in the early 60s, winning critical acclaim. He is much in demand in New York City as a jazz pianist and educator, while regularly touring the United States, Europe and Japan with top-flight groups. His lyrical style, technical virtuosity and mastery of solo performance continue to draw critical acclaim and respect from his peers.
A force in jazz since the 1970s, Harvie S has appeared on hundreds of recordings including classic dates with pianist Steve Kuhn, vocalist Sheila Jordan, and his own many varied ensembles. He is an award winning bassist, composer, arranger, educator and producer. He has been a professor of jazz bass and jazz ensemble at Manhattan School of Music since 1984. This is his fifth performance in the Brubeck Room.
The musicians will perform a compilation of jazz standards. An informal reception follows the concert at which CDs will be available for purchase and signing. The suggested donation for the concert is $10 per person. Advance registration is highly recommended.
Information/registration: 203-762-3950, ext. 312 or wiltonlibrary.org.