Formed in Germany in 1989, Time Design has toured Germany and the Netherlands and performed at the Jazz Mecca Festival. Led by German bassist, Fabian Bausch, the group released its third CD, No Barriers, in Europe in 1993 and in the U.S., at Scullers Jazz Club, in 1995. The international quartet includes American saxophonist Bill Vint; and from Sweden, Anders Brandt on drums and Patrik Andre'n on piano.
Joe Parillo Ensemble (4/10/95)
This Providence-based sextet is led by pianist Joe Parillo, Director of Jazz at the University of Rhode Island. The group has played their Latin-influenced original music around New England for over nine years. Intensely rhythmic and delightfully melodic, the group has performed at Jazz at Sunset and has 3 CD's out on Neoga Records.
Jack Pezanelli Quartet with Fred Lipsius at El Morocco - Part 1 (4/17/95)
This special on-location edition of Studio 3 celebrates the return of jazz to Worcester's El Morocco, the oldest restaurant in Worcester and the city's premiere jazz club since the late '70's. Worcester native Jack Pezanelli, assistant professor at Berklee, has played professionally for over 25 years, performing with Lou Rawls and Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. Since releasing his Brownstone Recordings CD last year, Jack has performed at jazz festivals around the country. An original member of Blood, Sweat and Tears from 1967 to 1971, tenor saxophonist Fred Lipsius won nine gold records, and a Grammy Award for his arrangement of the group's hit "Spinning Wheel".
El Morrocco Part II Jack Pezanelli (4/17/95)
This show is the second half of the group's performance at Worcester's El Morocco. Guitarist Pezanelli is joined by John Arcaro on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Casey Scheuerell on drums, with special guest Fred Lipsius on tenor saxophone.
UNO Mondo (5/1/95)
Guitarist Randy Armstrong and German bassist/keyboardist Volker Nahrmann, both veterans of Doah World Music Ensemble, have brought their compositions to enthusiastic audiences in over 1200 concerts throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, and India. UNO MONDO uses over 50 traditional instruments from around the world. The group includes Brazillian drummer Henrique Almeida and saxophonist Ken Gable.
Tisha Sawyer (5/8/95)
The daughter of musicians, Tisha Sawyer is a singer and songwriter and also plays several instruments. She's been a back-up singer on several recording projects and has also appeared on a few television programs. She performs her dynamic repertoire of standards with an accomplished trio that includes her father, Ken Sawyer, on saxophones.
Cathy Segal-Garcia (5/15/95)
Boston-native Cathy Segal-Garcia has lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Blessed with the perfect jazz voice, she's taught and performed in concerts and clubs on the West Coast and Europe, and twice a year, she goes to Japan to perform and teach. She has two CD's out -- Point of View and Song of the Heart. Cathy performs on our show with the Bevan Manson Trio.
Richard Jarvais with Rich Falco Quartet (5/29/95)
One of Central New England's great musical treasures, Richard Jarvais has been the vocalist with the Rich Falco Quartet since 1990, interpreting a wide range of songs with a deep sensitivity to jazz harmony and a wonderfully melodic approach to vocalizing that incorporates his instrumental experience. A former clarinetist with the Army Band, Richard breathes new life into familiar standards.
Amy Rome Trio Part I (11/3/95)
Our third season began a new Studio 3 -- on the road, taking our production on location to area clubs and concert venues. Returning to El Morocco in Worcester, we presented internationally acclaimed song stylist, Amy Rome. With four albums to her credit, the Massachusetts native has toured extensively in Portugal, France and England, and last year sang before 13,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and performed in England in honor of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Amy Rome Trio Part II (11/3/95)
We present the second set from our season opener -- the very dynamic Amy Rome. Her group includes Doug Hammer on piano, Bob Miranda on drums, and Rich Appleman on bass.
Steve Marvin and Mac Chrupcala Trio Part I (11/29/95)
This show is the first of many Studio 3 tapings at one of Worcester's architectural wonders, the visually and acoustically beautiful Mechanics Hall. The Brown Bag Concert Series is produced by WICN 90.5 FM and Mechanics Hall and sponsored by Bank Boston. Vocalist Steve Marvin performs selections from his recently released CD, Live at Scullers, recorded with the Mac Chrupcala Trio, who also back him up today.
Steve Marvin and Mac Chrupcala Trio Part II (11/29/95)
The second half of this terrific Brown Bag Concert climaxes with an eleven-minute medley of "I Want You to Be My Baby" and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid". Steve performs with Mac Chrupcala on piano, Alan Bernstein on bass, and John Anter on drums.
Warren Chiasson and Joe Cohn Brown Bag, Part I (12/20/95)
Mechanics Hall in Christmas array provides a beautiful backdrop for this great paring of Warren Chiasson on vibraphone and Joe Cohn on guitar. Canadian-born Chiasson spent 10 years working with George Shearing and also played with the Chet Baker Quartet, the Tal Farlow Trio and Roberta Flack. After a 15-year collaboration with guitarist Chuck Wayne, he's been performing as a duo since 1992 with Joe Cohn, son of the late saxophone great Al Cohn.
Warren Chiasson and Joe Cohn Brown Bag, Part II (12/20/95)
More of a great concert with two internationally acclaimed musicians: Warren Chiasson on vibraphone and Joe Cohn on guitar.
Billy Novick and Shade of Swing Brown Bag, Part I (1/17/96)
Billy Novick, who plays clarinet and alto saxophone, and has been known to sing on occasion, can be heard on his many recordings with guitarist Guy Van Duser as well as the New Black Eagle Jazz Band; on soundtracks of several John Sayles' movies and television shows. Besides several records under his own name, Billy has been featured on over 150 other recordings. With Shades of Swing, he blends original tunes with jazz standards and songs from Tin Pan Alley.
Billy Novick and Shade of Swing Brown Bag, Part II (1/17/96)
More music from Mechanics Hall with Billy Novick on clarinet and alto saxophone, with Paul Schmeling on piano, David Clark on bass, and Bill Reynolds on drums.
Larry Coryell/Westport Trio Mass Jazz Festival Part 1 (2/27/96)
Presented by the International Artists Series and WICN 90.5 FM, this Mass Jazz Festival concert at Mechanics Hall features Larry Coryell leading his new group, the Westport Trio. Exploring new frontiers of musical expression, Larry Coryell is acknowledged as a pioneer in the jazz-rock movement and a world-renowned guitairst. Since the late 60's, he's recorded 58 albums as a leader and an additional 40 as a studio musician. He's played with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Stephane Grappelli and John McLaughlin, to name just a few.
Larry Coryell/Westport Trio Mass Jazz Festival Part 2 (2/27/96)
The second half of a performance by guitar legend Larry Coryell, with Mark Sherman on vibraphone and Brian Torff on bass.
Karrin Allyson Brown Bag Concert Series Part I (4/1/96)
Hailed by fellow Kansas City native Pat Metheny as “the best new jazz singer I’ve heard in 15 years,” Concord Jazz recording artist Karrin Allyson has appeared at festivals and jazz clubs from coast to coast and around the world. Invited to sing at the Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Carnegie Hall, Karrin graces the Mechanics Hall stage for a Brown Bag Concert with a trio of Boston’s finest jazz musicians: Brad Hatfield on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Jim Gwin on drums.
Karrin Allyson Brown Bag Concert Series Part II (4/1/96)
The second half of a sensational Brown Bag Concert by vocalist and Concord Jazz recording artist Karrin Allyson, performing with Brad Hatfield on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Jim Gwin on drums.