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Roger Post Quartet

Sponsored in part by Al & Joan Mead.

Note: OUTDOOR performance. Bring seating and picnic. Indoors if rain.

Roger Post: Drummer, Band Leader Roger is a highly sought-after drummer/percussionist whose 52 years of  experience have encompassed an incredible variety of styles and music.  Big bands: New Haven Jazz Orchestra, Harold Zinno Big Band, Hartford  Jazz Orchestra, Berkshire Big Band, Sonny Carroll Orchestra, Fairfield  Counts, Rob Zappulla Orchestra, Bensen/Scott Big Band. Jazz Concerts  with Bill Watrous, Marvin Stamm, Marshall McDonald, Houston Person, Bill  Crow Broadway: 42nd St. (original), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (revival  w/original cast), Cats, Saturday Night Fever,  Falsettos, and Godspell  revival.

Bob Kolb:  Saxophone  In 1966, Bob began working in jazz combos, big bands, and show bands.  He has played in bands backing Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella  Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Sammy Davis, Jr., and many others. He has  played in small groups with Dave Brubeck, Dave McKenna, Johnny Griffin,  Sonny Stitt, JR Monterose, Sal Nistico, and other wonderful players. His  style reflects the melodic inventions of the Masters such as Lester  Young, Stan Getz, and Paul Desmond.

Bill Crow: Bassist  During a long career as a bassist, Bill Crow has played with the big  bands of Claude Thornhill, Ralph Flanagan, Louis Bellson, Gerry  Mulligan, Benny Goodman, and even one concert with Duke Ellington. He  was featured with many small jazz groups including the Stan Getz  Quintet, the Terry Gibbs Quartet, the Marian McPartland Trio, the Gerry  Mulligan Sextet and Quartets, the Ruby Braff Quintet, the Eddie Condon  House Band, the Marty Napoleon Trio and Quartet, the Gene DiNovi Trio,  Jay and Kai, the Al Cohn and Zoot Sims Quintet, the Bob Brookmeyer and  Clark Terry Quintet, the Walter Norris Trio, the Carmen Leggio Quartet,  and several small groups of his own.  Crow also played many Broadway  shows, doubling on bass and tuba, including the long runs “The King and  I” and “42nd Street.”  He is currently a freelancer in the New York area  jazz field. He is also the author of two books on jazz, “Jazz  Anecdotes” and “From Birdland to Broadway,” both published by Oxford  University Press.

Dave Childs: Piano  Dave performs full-time in the tri-state region and has shared the  stage with jazz greats Jimmy Heath, Eddie Bert, James Moody, Lionel  Hampton, Larry Ridley, Roswell Rudd, Dick Oatts, Bill Watrous, and the  Nelson Riddle Orchestra, to name a few.

Dave’s  performances span a variety of venues including New Haven Jazz  Festival, Jazz on the Green, Long Wharf Theatre, Quick Center for the  Performing Arts, Silvermine Tavern, Stamford Forum, Le Cirque, the Glass  House NYC, Le Chateau, St. Peter’s Church NYC, Branford House on Avery  Point, Bartlett Arboretum, Pequot Library, the Graduate Club, and many  others.

Over the years, Dave has been  featured on a variety of recordings including three of his own  full-length CDs. His most recent CD is a jazz trio with sax and bass  recorded in 2013.

Dave’s interest in a  variety of musical genres has led him to various positions as a church  musician, including at Hastings on the Hudson Lutheran and Rowayton  Methodist Churches. For over 6 years, Dave has been the pianist for the  Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport where he combines  jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music for services and other  events. In addition to performing, Dave teaches piano at Fairfield  University and the Cider Mill Conservatory in Wilton, Connecticut.


June 11
3:00 pm
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Richter Park
100 Ann Hack Road
Danbury, CT
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