CD Release Show
with Mike Abene
Thursday, February 26th
Jazz At Kitano - New York
66 Park Ave. at East 38th St.
New York, NY 10016
For reservations call: (212) 885-7119
Shows at 8 pm and 10 pm
$15 cover, $15 minimum drink and food per person, per set
Upcoming Live Appearances
Tue, Dec 2
The “Jazz Soup Be Careful Contents May Be Hot!” Series
Jazz Soup for the Holidays
Judi Silvano + vocalists
Vicki Burns, Marcus Goldhaber, Andrea Wolper
Daryl Kojak, piano
Sean Conly, bass
Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax, drums
The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, (between 6/7 Aves) NYC
7 pm show only
This series is curated by Laurie Krauz.
Fri, Dec 5
Nublu Jazz Festival presents:
Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Quintet
Bruce Arnold, guitar
Adam Kolker, sax and bass clarinet
Ratzo B. Harris, bass
Lamy Istrefi, drums
NUBLU, 62 Avenue C (between 4 and 5 Sts), NYC
9 PM set only
Internationally known singer/ songwriter Judi Silvano formed her electric Quintet to bring a mix of Exciting New Originals and Dance Grooves to life in the downtown scene of NYC. Some of Silvano’s most relaxed and accessible music to date, these tunes hark back to her early years as a dancer and fan of rock groups that came through her hometown Philadelphia. Come get your groove on!
Judi Silvano “My Dance” (JSL Records 010) Street Date January 6, 2015
Judi Silvano –vocals, Michael Abene-piano
1. Dust 3:51
2. Make It A Classic* 3:26
3. It’s So Amazing* 5:55
4. My Dance 2:39
5. Samba 33 4:33
6. Bougainvillea* 4:40
7. F Minor 4:05
8. Kokopelli’s Dance 5:04
9. Calypso 3:02
10. Our World* 5:30
11. Echo Cardio 4:42
All compositions and lyrics* are originals by Judi Silvano.
MY DANCE is a collection of Judi Silvano’s original songs, each with a story of its own.
Conceived from Judi’s experiences of life and love, some tunes have lyrics while others leave the story to the listener’s imagination. These are collaborative
arrangements between two creative improvisers at the top of their game.
Judi Silvano has toured and recorded with artists including Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, Tim Hagans, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Mal Waldron, Larry Goldings, Vic Juris, Victor Lewis, Rufus Reid, Dick Oatts, Ingrid Jensen, Janice Friedman, Allison Miller, George Garzone, Michael Formanek, Gerry Hemingway and Newman Taylor Baker. She has penned over 40 songs and chamber music compositions which reflect her broad imagination.
Ms. Silvano sings from the heart! Her lucid virtuosity and increasingly mature lyric interpretation engages the listener in any setting from duo to large ensemble. She has sung in ensembles conducted by Gunther Schuller, Robert Shaw, Manny Albam, Byron Olson and Justin DiCioccio among others and Lori Dobbins composed “Sketches For Silvano” for her. Silvano also plays flute/alto flute and paints in Oil, Watercolor, Pastel
and Encaustic paints. This is her 11th recording as a leader.
Michael Abene’s bio reads like the history of 20th century American music while he continues bringing his enormous contributions into the 21st century as Arranger, Conductor and Pianist. His youthful post for the Maynard Ferguson Jazz Orchestra at the age of 18 as Pianist and Arranger catapulted him into the world of large ensembles where he continues to excel to this day.
Michael has worked with such artists as: Liza Minnelli, Patti Austin, Randy Brecker, Maceo Parker, Eddie Daniels, Tom Harrell, Paquito D’Rivera,
Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Judi Silvano, Fay Claasson, New York Voices and Joe Lovano, with whom he collaborated on the Grammy nominated
CD “Symphonica” and released on Blue Note Records.
Mr. Abene has been Musical Director and Arranger of Cologne, Germany’s world-reknown WDR Big Band for the past 10 years, the Associate
Music Director of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, Associate Professor of Jazz Composition at Manhattan School of Music in New York City
and is presently Professor of Ensemble Conducting at KUG Jazz Institute in Graz, Austria. Mr. Abene is also an accomplished and swinging pianist
as is evidenced on this recording!