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New Meetup: Mike Le Donne Quartet at Smoke!

From: Beth E.
Sent on: Saturday, October 2, 2010 10:49 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The NYC Jazz Meetup Group!

What: Mike Le Donne Quartet at Smoke!

When: Tuesday, October 12,[masked]:15 PM

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

We are going to Smoke for a really exceptional band. There is no cover but there is a Prix Fixe 2 course dinner for 29.95 that is the price of admission. It is a small intimate club (one of my favorites) and they cannot afford to deal with no shows! So...please make sure you can attend before you RSVP. 24 hour notice cancellation is fine. The dinner starts at 6:15 and the show starts at 7:00PM. However, I will be releasing seats at 6:45 for walkins so that is the latest you can show up unless you call me.

The food is extremely delicious and this band is wonderful!

Vincent Herring (alto saxophone)
Paul Bollenback (guitar)
Mike LeDonne (B3 organ)
Rodney Green (drums)

Mike LeDonne a jazz pianist and organist known for post-bop and hard bop.His parents ran a music store with his father also being a jazz guitarist. He played with his father at gigs from the age of ten. At 21 he graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music and moved to New York City, playing with the Widespread Depression Jazz Orchestra. In 1988 he had his recording debut and joined Milt Jackson's Quartet. He performed with the band for 11 years and eventually became the Quartet's musical director. He has also worked with many of the masters of jazz history - Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, and others. He currently works with Benny Golson (since 1996) and performs under his own name all over the world.

LeDonne is also known as one of the leading players of the Hammond B3 organ. He has made two recordings as a leader on organ - "Smokin' Out Loud" and "On Fire". He performs every Tuesday evening at Smoke Jazz Club in New York City.

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson has described LeDonne as "one of the most promising and talented pianists of this era.

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