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.
Milford Federal Jazz at the Mill
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.