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New Meetup: Chris Washburne & S.Y.O.T.O.S.

From: Beth E.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:43 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The NYC Jazz Meetup Group!

What: Chris Washburne & S.Y.O.T.O.S.

When: Sunday, April 25,[masked]:30 PM

Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
2751 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

S.Y.O.T.O.S. has received the "Critic's Choice" from TimeOut Magazine every week for eight consecutive years for their performances in New York City.

They have the longest running weekly gig in New York Latin Jazz History. Now in their 16th year, they play every Sunday night at Smoke (106th and Broadway) on the Upper West Side.

S.Y.O.T.O.S. (See You On The Other Side) was founded in 1992 by trombonist Christopher Washburne and features some of the best Latin jazz players on the New York scene. SYOTOS pushes the genre of Latin Jazz into uncharted waters resounding a postmodern mix that embraces dissonance, weaving contemporary uptempo beats with a driving sound. This boundary breaking band embodies Latin jazz with a global reach, combining Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, and gospel music. SYOTOS has been called a "New York Institution" by TimeOut NY.

The group's name refers to a time in 1992 when Washburne was diagnosed with severe nerve cancer and told that he had only a 50-50 chance of surviving an operation but no chance whatsoever of ever playing the trombone again. He insisted that before going into the hospital he play one more gig. After the show, he turned to his bandmates and said S.Y.O.T.O.S. "see you on the other side." Washburne survived the operation but was left with severe nerve loss and damage to one side of his face. Proving the experts wrong, he managed to re-master his instrument and become an even better player.

Chris Washburne (trombone)
John Walsh (trumpet)
Ole Mathisen (saxophones)
Barry Olsen (piano)
Leo Traversa (bass)
Vince Cherico (drums)

There is no cover but there is a minimum three-course dinner prix-fixe for $29.95

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