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Jazz for President Obama

An Evening of Jazz For OBAMA

New York City: On Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., New York jazz talent will gather to support the 2012 Barack Obama re-election campaign. The benefit will feature music by Sex Mob, the Randy Ingram Trio with Ingrid Jensen, and the Noah Preminger Quartet. Guest speaker will be Arun Chaudhary, the first White House Videographer and author of First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time. There are a limited number of tickets for this event, which will take place at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012. Admission is $30. Tickets are available by calling 212-505-FISH (3474) or visiting the website.

Led by the brilliant slide trumpet of STEVEN BERNSTEIN, SEX MOB puts the fun in jazz. With the acclaimed musicians BRIGGAN KRAUSS on saxophone, TONY SCHERR on bass and KENNY WOLLENSEN on drums, Sex Mob has released albums including Din of Inequity, Sex Mob Does Bond, and Sexotica. The Grammy-nominated group has played to packed houses from NPR to SNL to MTV. “Their the rogue outfit [has], by force of personality and persistence, managed to bring the whole spectrum of America’s music into a provocative and loose-limbed embrace.” -Nate Chinen, The New York Times

RANDY INGRAM, pianist/composer, has been hailed as “gifted” (Jazz Times), “one of the best up-and-coming pianists” (Icon), “astute, self-possessed” (The New York Times) and “formidable” (The San Francisco Chronicle). The RANDY INGRAM TRIO adds the acclaimed musicians MARCUS GILMORE on drums and JOE MARTIN on bass as well as guest trumpeter INGRID JENSEN. In their review of Ingram’s acclaimed record, The Road Ahead, Jazz Weekly writes, “He’s got a crystalline sound, rich and wide open, and knows how to state a melody with spacious chords, veering into logical solos that wander into intriguing lands.”

Crown prince of the tenor saxophone and creator of the acclaimed albums Before The Rain and Dry Bridge Road, NOAH PREMINGER will perform with a stellar ensemble including drummer JEFF DAVIS, guitarist BEN MONDER and bassist MATT PAVOLKA who round out the NOAH PREMINGER QUARTET. As Ben Ratliff wrote of Preminger in The New York Times, Preminger “designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.”

Special guest ARUN CHAUDHARY, the first White House Videographer and author of the new book First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time, will speak on the arts in the Age of Obama.

::: SOURCE: Red Cat Publicity :::