Local Jazz Artists to Play Cole Auditorium

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Jazz guitarist John Abercrombie and organist Gary Versace, both of Greenwich, will team up with drummer Adam Nussbaum to form an All-Star trio that will fuse different walks of jazz on the Cole Auditorium stage on Sunday, October 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Each of these stellar jazz talents is highly esteemed by peer musicians and jazz fans alike. Their collective discography over three-plus decades represents collaborations with a virtual who's who of contemporary jazz artists. Brilliant soloing and infectious swing are a given when Abercrombie, Nussbaum and Versace hit the stage.

While the trio is teaming up specifically for this performance, Abercrombie, Nussbaum and Versace have collaborated before with such groups as The Nuttree Quartet and The John Abercrombie Organ Trio.

Abercrombie is widely regarded as one of the leading artists on electric guitar since the early jazz-rock fusion days of the '70s, when the Berklee College of Music distinguished alumnus played with Dreams and Billy Cobham, and was involved in the co-op trio Gateway. Nussbaum has played with a litany of modern jazz masters after attending the Davis Center and the City College of New York. His most prominent associations have been with David Liebman, Michael Brecker, and John Scofield. Versace studied at the Eastman School and is a prominent member of Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts band in addition to his solo projects.

Abercrombie, Nussbaum and Versace will perform at Greenwich Library as part of the Peterson Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call David Waring at (203) 622-7917.

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