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Wednesday Outdoor Sessions.Free
Wednesday Outdoor Sessions.
Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoor Jam Sessions Series.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
Donation suggested: $10.
Peter Brendler / Bass.
Sharif Kales / Trumpet.
Zach Lapidus / Piano.
Alex Wyatt / Drums.
A straight-ahead jazz jam session for all musicians to perform and collaborate every Wednesday in Queens, NY. All performers are welcome to sit-in and play with the house band hosted by trombonist John Yao and bassist Peter Brendler. All are welcome to join us to listen and support live jazz at one of NYC’s most vibrant venues. The music starts at 7 pm, bring your horn!
About Peter Brendler:
Bassist Peter Brendler grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his musical studies on electric bass but soon gravitated towards the upright bass. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2001 from Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
In the eighteen years, Peter has been in New York, he has made numerous sideman appearances on various recordings of all styles. He has also performed at several world-famous venues in New York, and throughout the country including The Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, The Kennedy Center, and the 55 Bar. Peter has also performed throughout Europe and in Russia. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as John Abercrombie, Rich Perry, Victor Lewis, Barry Altschul, Darren Barrett, Jeff Hirshfield, Frank Kimbrough, Ben Monder, and Jon Irabagon. Peter also maintains an active career performing and recording electric bass. In addition to his sideman credits, Peter has also recorded three albums as a leader/co-leader: “The Angle Below” (Steeplechase), “Outside the Line” (Posi-Tone), and this most recent release “Message in Motion” (Posi-Tone)
About Sharif Kales:
First picking up the trumpet in the seventh grade at the age of thirteen Sharif’s music teacher switched Sharif from trumpet to baritone horn because Sharif couldn’t get a sound out of the trumpet. So he played baritone horn for his first year, but being as determined as he was to play trumpet Sharif took a trumpet home over the summer to practice. By the time he returned to school within weeks Sharif was playing the first chair on trumpet and also when on to make the borough and city wide bands.
Graduating from The New School Jazz program, Sharif is mainly versed in jazz, but his musical abilities are diverse. He plays many different styles of music such as funk, R and B, and Latin to name a few.
Sharif has worked with the likes of Charli Persip, The Valery Ponomarev Art Blakey big band, The Ray Arbans big band, The Harlem Renaissance big band, Charles Tolliver, Buster Williams, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Chambers, and Wallace Rodney.
Sharif is currently working with Legendary bassist John Benitez as well as freelancing and leading his own group. Sharif is also currently working on his debut album.