Joe Lovano with Judi Silvano & Friends

*Katonah Museum of Art* ~ Showtime: 6:30pm

John Scofield’s Shades of Jazz Series


Grammy Award winning saxophonist JOE LOVANO was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began playing alto sax as a child. His performance career from the mid 70’s includes work with Lonnie Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Paul Motian band, John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Higgins, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Michel Petrucciani, Lee Konitz, Abbey Lincoln, Tom Harrell, McCoy Tyner, Jim Hall, Bob Brookmeyer and many more. Professor Lovano’s is known for a fearless ability to challenge and push the conceptual and thematic paradigms in his quest for new modes of artistic expression and the development of defines the jazz idiom. As noted in The Village Voice, “Move over Pavarotti, the great Italian tenor around today isn’t Luciano, but Lovano.”

With 8 recordings on the Blue Note, Soul Note, JSL and Zoho Music labels, JUDI SILVANO has led multiple groups from a vocal group on her first CD “Dancing Voices” to a duo with legendary pianist Mal Waldron, an all-star little big band of standards on “Let Yourself Go” to a quartet on “Womone’s Work” featuring songs by American women, played by women. Silvano has won grants from Meet the Composer & New York State Council on the Arts (twice), has been named a Top-10 vocalist in Down Beat Polls (4 times) and has had articles published in All About Jazz, Jazz Improv Magazine & the book “Advice From The Masters”. Ms. Silvano has been the subject of the original composition “Sketches for Silvano” by contemporary classical composer Lori Dobbins and Kenny Werner’s “No Beginning, No End” (commissioned by the MIT Wind Ensemble and premiered in 2007) was written for Ms. Silvano along with Joe Lovano. As an educator, Judi Silvano has taught voice at Rutgers University, Dutchess Community College and Newburgh Performing Arts Academy, led Master classes at Vassar College, Muhlenberg College, Manhattan School of Music, University of Northern Colorado and leads vocal improvisation workshops internationally.

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June 29, 2011
$10 & $20
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street - Route 22, Katonah, NY, 10536