Parrish Art: Two Jazz Concerts / Lemm Trio + Siegler’s Quintet / 8.10 + 8.17


TWO OUTDOOR JAZZ CONCERTS WITH ACCLAIMED DRUMMERS:

PHILIPPE LEMM TRIO ON AUGUST 10

RICHIE SIEGLER’S QUINTET ON AUGUST 17

 

The Philippe Lemm Trio performs originals and creatively re-imagined jazz standards;

Siegler’s quintet pays tribute to The Jazz Messengers

 Richie Siegler; Philippe Lemm Trio. Photos courtesy of the artists

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The Parrish Art Museum presents two highly acclaimed jazz drummers at Friday outdoor jazz concerts as part of its Jazz on the Terrace series, organized by Richie Siegler. On August 10, the award-winning Philippe Lemm Trio performs originals and jazz standards, reimagined through the group’s modern, eclectic sensibility. On August 17,Siegler and his quintet will perform a concert that pays tribute to The Jazz Messengers.

“I welcome these local and international jazz masters for more summer tunes on the terrace,” said Corinne Erni, Curator of Special Projects.

The Philippe Lemm Trio, featuring Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm, pianist Angelo Di Loreto, and bassist and Jeff Koch, plays a repertoire of original compositions and jazz standards reimagined from their unique sensibility influenced by classical, jazz, and progressive rock idioms. The group, all graduates of the Master’s degree program in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music, has performed at venues including Bimhuis in Amsterdam and Birdland in New York. They won the International B-Jazz competition in 2015, and their performance of Di Loreto’s original composition Salt Road earned an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013.

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Lemm, born in Amsterdam, began touring professionally after two years at The Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2009 he started his second group, releasing two records and touring extensively in Europe. In 2011 he received a prestigious scholarship in The Netherlands that allowed him to continue his studies at Manhattan with John Riley. Lemm, who plays drum set and percussion, has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, Kennedy Center, D.C., Concertgebouw and North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland, among others. Pianist Di Loreto was a finalist in the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition and is the recipient of three ASCAP Jazz Composer awards. Di Loreto’s music, rooted in jazz, is influenced by classical composers including Maurice Ravel and Alexander Scriabin, and progressive rock groups such as Genesis, Pat Metheny, and Lyle Mays. Koch, equally proficient on upright and electric bass, is a much sought after sideman, playing a variety of styles. With Di Loreto, he was selected to perform at the Keep an Eye Jazz Competition in Amsterdam in 2012, where the group won the prize for Best American Band. 

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Like many jazz drummers, Richie Siegler is a fan of The Jazz Messengers—an influential jazz combo founded in the early 1950s by drummer Art Blakey, the group’s long-time leader. Under various incarnations, The Messengers played for over 35 years until Blakey’s death in 1990. Siegler’s program will feature many tunes recorded by the group, as well as a selection of Brazilian jazz standards.

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Siegler has been drumming since the age of four; by the age of 12 he was leading two bands working in and around his Greenwich Village neighborhood.  In his 20s, Siegler was playing swing, modern bebop, and Latin jazz. His passion for that genre lead to him to create Escola de Samba BOOM, a 50-member percussion group dedicated to the rhythms and joys of Brazilian Samba.

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Jazz on the Terrace at the Parrish features live, outdoor performances by accomplished jazz artists and sunset views. Special drinks and menu items are available for purchase at theGolden Pear Café.  Golden Pear patrons enjoy reserved table seating; other guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the live music from the terrace and the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Foundation Event Lawn.

All summer concerts are free with Museum admission and take place rain or shine.

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, BNB Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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JAZZ ON THE TERRACE

THE PHILIPPE LEMM TRIO

Friday, August 10, 6:00pm

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RICHIE SIEGLER

Friday, August 17, 6:00pm

$12 | Free for Members, Children, and Students

Includes Museum admission

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Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.

www.parrishart.org

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Parrish Art Museum photos © Jeff Heatley.

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