The CHSO Jazz Season will close with a performance of long-time Claflin Hill friends and collaborators, who have become familiar and known to our audiences, in an evening of classic jazz, with a special tribute to Milford’s own Henry ”Boots” Mussilli – the original “Music Man of Milford.”
Homefield Credit Union Jazz at the Sorrento Series
NEW location this year: The Caffe Sorrento. It's perfect to listen to music, enjoy an appetizer, and an adult beverage, too.
Mark Zaleski, Alto/Sopraono Saxophones; Jon Bean, Tenor Saxophone; Glenn Zaleki, Piano, Mark Cocheo, Guitar; Danny Weller, Bass, Oscar Suchanek, Drums
International and touring saxophonist Mark Zaleski – who has performed with the likes of Dave Brubeck, Bob Moses and Connie Francis – brings his high-energy jazz band to the Caffé Sorrento for an evening of jazz virtuosity, including his brother Glenn on Piano – who performed on our series last season. Mark’s band –fronted by two fiery saxophonists – mixes electrifying renditions of original and jazz standards with a touch of modern rock! This will not only be a great evening of music—it will be FUN to watch!
Stephen Chaplin, CHSO Board president and talented jazz pianist, returns to the venue where it all started-- Caffe Sorrento.
Joining Chaplin are Clay Lyons – Alto Saxophone, Oscar Suchanek – Drums, Fabrizio Sciacca – Bass. The quartet will perform music of Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tony Bennett and more.
The Eric Hofbauser Quintet featuring Todd Brunel, clarinet, Junko Fujiwara, cello, Curt Newton, drums, and Jerry Sabatini, trumpet. The EHQ performs Hofbauer’s jazz arrangements of groundbreaking 20th century pieces which he describes as “prehistoric jazz.” These arrangements celebrate the common ground between modern jazz and the works of Stravinsky, Messiaen, Ellington, and Ives by using the shared rhythmic and harmonic concepts of the 20th century modernists as a bridge to postmodern jazz improvisation.
Formed in 2010 for a special concert in Montreal, the co-led trio Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato has since released two albums for the prestigious Capri record label, “Limitless” (2013) and “Anticipation” (2011), and toured internationally, including performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Thailand International Jazz Conference, and The Jazz Standard. All active sidemen in today’s vibrant NYC jazz scene, performing with the likes of Gilad Hekselman, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Ravi Coltrane, Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato has a unique chemistry that is not to be missed.
Guitarist/Composer/Educator, John Baboian, has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Before beginning his teaching career at Berklee, he received a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Berklee and later a Master’s in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. His performances include concerts, clubs, recordings, radio and television throughout the United States and Canada, as well as performances and teaching clinics in Japan, Central & South Americas, Europe, South Africa, and the former Soviet Union including his ancestral home, Armenia.