Ibiza Lounge will present a sizzling night of jazz every Thursday evening beginning May 6th. The band features two world-renowned musicians, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and drummer Joe Farnsworth.
Eric Alexander – biographical information:
During the 1990s, after placing second behind Joshua Redman in the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, Alexander threw himself into the whirlwind life of a professional jazz musician. He played with organ trios on the South Side of Chicago, made his recording debut in 1991 with Charles Earland on Muse Records, and cut his first album as leader in 1992 (Straight Up for Delmark). Eric has appeared in many capacities on record, including leader, sideman, producer as well as composing a number of the tunes he records. In 2004, Eric signed an exclusive contract with the New York-based independent jazz label, HighNote Records where he has amassed a considerable discography of critically-acclaimed recordings. Most recent among them is Temple of Olympic Zeus, Prime Time – a CD/DVD release, and Revival of the Fittest with Harold Mabern. Eric continues to tour the world over to capacity audiences. He can regularly be seen in NY clubs.
Joe Farnsworth – biographical information:
Joe is one of the most recorded drummers on the jazz scene with over 100 cd’s behind him, for musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Alexander and Benny Golson. After moving to New York City he became the leader on Friday and Saturday nights at the infamous jazz club Augie’s (now Smoke) where he played with Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, John Ore, Big John Patton, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, and John Jenkins. He began working with John Hendriks in 1992 and then Diana Krall off and on until he became a full member for a year a half from 1999-2000. He appears regularly at the Village Vanguard, The Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Also a regular on the Jazz Festival scene Joe has played with Benny Green, Diana Krall, Curtis Fuller and Barry Harris, Pori Jazz Festival, Red Sea Festival, and Umbria just to name a few.
Ibiza Jazz Nights
featuring Eric Alexander and Joe Farnsworth
220 W. 242nd Street
Bronx, NY 10471
Thursdays beginning May 6th
Sets at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Door opens at 6:00 p.m.
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