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Jazz Violin Extraordinaire! ~ The Aaron Weinstein Trio with Pianist Bob Alberti
February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Called “the Groucho of the violin” by Tony Bennett and “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli, Aaron Weinstein “is rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument’s rare jazz masters.” (Don Heckman, International Review of Music).
As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor, Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist, Jay Geils. He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel. Additionally, Aaron is a respected mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the instrument’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom.
Aaron Weinstein with Jon HendricksAaron is the recipient of a New York City Nightlife Award and New York City Bistro Award. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship.
With the release of his Arbors Records debut, A Handful of Stars, (called “the rebirth of the hot jazz violin” by Nat Hentoff) Aaron became the youngest jazz musician to have recorded for this prestigious jazz record label. Additionally, Aaron is a bow tie rights activist. He is also lactose intolerant but can find at least one agreeable item on any restaurant menu, a feat he’s called, “my greatest talent.” Aaron lives in New York City.
Bob Alberti ~
Pianist Bob Alberti spent most of his life in the Hollywood studios as musical director for NBC and ABC television shows. With his first love being jazz, he resumed his playing career shortly after moving to Hilton Head in 1993. In the past ten years, he has performed with such jazz luminaries Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen, Scott Hamilton, AI Caiola, Carl Fontana and Bucky Pizzarelli to name only a few.
Bob’s background spans fifty years of musical activity in both New York and Los Angeles where he was alternate pianist on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. He was musical director of The Bob Hope Show from 1970 until 1993, when he chose to semi-retire to Hilton Head Island. He was twice nominated for an Emmy award for best musical direction and best original composition for a television show.
Visit Bob at bobalberti.com