Bass Museum of Art Hot Nights Cool Jazz Summer Concert Series Continues Friday 7/15/11

“Hot Nights Cool Jazz” Summer Concert Series Continues At The Bass Museum Of Art
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Famed local jazz artists make noise for Friday night happy hour at the Bass

The Bass Museum of Art will resume its celebrated Hot Nights Cool Jazz concert series on Friday, July 15 through August 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The six-week summer series will run every other Friday evening and will feature some of the best contemporary Jazz artists in South Florida.

The ever-popular happy hour and jazz night kicks off with the Martin Bejerano Trio on July 15. Martin Bejerano, a Miami native, has been active as a professional musician since the age of 15. Employing a serious technical command of the piano and a commitment to lyricism and musicality, Bejerano has continually garnered critical praise across the world.

Bejerano has performed with Grammy award-winning artist Roy Haynes, Russell Malone, the Christian McBride Band, Kenny Garrett, Lonnie Plaxico, Jimmy Heath, Ignacio Berroa, Mingus Big Band, Ira Sullivan and Marcus Strickland. He has also toured with “Jazz Reach,” a non-profit organization that presents multimedia concerts for school children across the country, educating them on the history of jazz music as an American art form.

Martin Bejerano will perform with his trio consisting of Josh Allen on bass and Reinier Guerra on drums.

On July 29, the series continues with Silvano Monasterios and the Fourth World Ensemble. Voted “Best Jazz Musician in Miami” by the Miami New Times in 2009, pianist-composer Monasterios began his professional career at the age of 18. A true piano prodigy, Monasterios has become one of the most admired and requested piano jazz players in Miami.

Monasterios has performed with a number of acclaimed artists including Ira Sullivan, Terumasa Hino & the World Jazz All-Stars, Othello Molineaux, Dave Liebman, Melton Mustafa, Marc Johnson, Donald Byrd, Alan Harris, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Nathen Page, Randy Brecker, Sammy Figueroa, Paul Wertico, Mark Egan, Shakira, David Lee Roth and Nestor Torres.

Monasterios will be joined by the Fourth World Ensemble, featuring Troy Roberts on saxophone, Gabriel Vivas on bass, Rodolfo Zuniga on drums and Jose Gregorio providing additional percussion. Silvano Monasterios and the Fourth World Ensemble is presented by KCC Productions.

On August 12, the Troy Roberts Quartet will bring its signature style to the museum. Hailing from Perth, West Australia, award-winning saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts is currently based in the U.S. and on adjunct faculty at the University of Miami. He recently received his first Grammy nomination for his performance on Sammy Figueroa’s latest record, “The Magician.”

Troy Roberts will be joined by Silvano Monasterios on piano, Erick England on bass and David Chiverton on drums.

The series will conclude on August 26 with a performance by the David Siegel Quintet. As an alumnus of both New World School of the Arts and University of Miami School of Music, pianist David Siegel has performed nationally with major jazz artists including Maynard Ferguson, Nestor Torres and Arturo Sandoval. As a commercial writer and producer, his name has appeared on over 40 million records sold worldwide.

David Siegel will be accompanied by Dave Fernandez on saxophone, Fernando Ulibarri on guitar, Josh Allen on bass and John Yarling on drums.

Hot Nights Cool Jazz is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Jazz Happy Hour offers complimentary beverages courtesy of Rex-Goliath Wines. Seating is limited.

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