Nyack Library Jazz Series, Spring/Summer 2015 Season

The Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society has announced the schedule for the Spring/Summer 2015 Nyack Library Jazz Series season.

All concerts are held in the Carnegie-Farian room at the Nyack Public Library, 59 S. Broadway.

Additional information and advance tickets available at www.rcjbs.com

Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm

Jazz Piano Legend George Cables
Essiet Essiet-bass
Victor Lewis-drums

New York City native George Cables has been a prominent figure on the international jazz scene since the 1960s. Recognized early on for his sensitive accompaniment skills, by the end of the 1970s Cables was garnering a reputation as everyone’s favorite sideman. He has performed and recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, including Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Williams, Bobby Hutcherson, and Dizzy Gillespie.

George Cables has emerged as a major voice in modern jazz. He is noted for his fresh interpretations of classic compositions and for his innovative style of writing. For this performance, George is joined by two of the most revered and in demand NYC jazz rhythm section players – Essiet Essiet on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums

This is another opportunity to hear a true jazz legend at the Nyack Library Jazz Series.

All concerts are now held on Friday nights at 8:00 pm in the Carnegie-Farian Room at the Nyack Library
– 59 South Broadway, Nyack, NY.

Tickets for all jazz concerts can now be purchased in advance by credit card or PayPal account online directly on the RCJBS website using the link below. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of a concert for CASH ONLY! Seats will be available on a First Come First Served Basis!

We are now offering discounted ticket prices for Online Advance purchases!

Please buy your tickets Online in Advance and get there early to guarantee good seats. Doors open at 7:30pm. Concerts will start promptly at 8:00.

Tickets for this concert will be priced as follows:

Online: $25 Adults/$20 Members & Seniors/$15 Students
At the door $30 Adults/$25 Members & Seniors/$20 Students

For more details and to buy tickets visit


Friday, June 26, 8:00 pm
The Music Of Thelonious Monk
arranged and peformed by

Scott Reeves -trombone & alto flugel horn
Duane Eubanks-trumpet
Roberta Piket-piano
Cameron Brown-bass
Steve Johns-drums

With the arrival of Jazz legend Thelonious Sphere Monk in the 1940s, modern music—let alone modern culture–simply hasn’t been the same. Recognized as one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre, Monk achieved a startlingly original sound that even his most devoted followers have been unable to successfully imitate. His musical vision was both ahead of its time and deeply rooted in tradition, spanning the entire history of the music from the “stride” masters such as James P. Johnson to the tonal freedom and kinetics of the “avant garde.” At the same time, his commitment to originality in all aspects of life—in fashion, in his creative use of language and economy of words—has led fans and detractors alike to call him “eccentric,” “mad” or even “taciturn.” Consequently, Monk has become perhaps the most talked about and least understood artist in the history of jazz.

Today Thelonious Monk is widely accepted as a genuine master of American music. His compositions constitute the core of jazz repertory and are performed by artists from many different genres. He is the subject of award winning documentaries, biographies and scholarly studies, prime time television tributes, and he even has an Institute created in his name. It is a fitting tribute to an artist who was always willing to share his musical knowledge with others but expected originality in return.

Trombonist and valve-man Scott Reeves is an outstanding performer with several recordings out as a leader. He also a jazz educator and a prolific and inventive arranger, making him an ideal front man in this tribute to the great jazz innovator Thelonious Monk. For this performance Scott will be joined by Duane Eubanks-tpt, Roberta Piket-pno, Cameron Brown-bs, and Steve Johns-dr.

Friday, July 31, 8:00 pm
Alexis Cole
with piano & bass, TBA

Called “one of the great voices of today,” Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. We’re happy to invite Alexis back for a return engagement at the Nyack Library “by popular demand”!

Tickets for all events available at www.rcjbs.org.

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