Music Café: David Bennett Cohen and Michael Rorby

Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Admission: 
Members $10, Nonmembers $15, includes snacks and a beverage (wine, beer, soda)

Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, enjoy the music, refreshments, good company, and entertainment. Get up and dance if the music moves you! Or just sit back and enjoy.

On Friday night, April 20, 2018, the Music Café at Ethical presents a loose, fun evening to honor the coming of sweet spring, and to feel the unexpected, and even dance! Trombonist and singer Michael Rorby and piano player David Bennett Cohen headline, performing separately and then playing some New Orleans jazz together. Celebrate the different spin backed with our stellar John Wilmeth Jazz Trio.

DAVID BENNETT COHEN is “… a certifiably smokin' barrel house rumba boogie-woogie piano player in the James Booker/Professor Longhair/Dr. John vein." (CMJ New Music Report). He is best known for his innovative keyboard playing as a founding member of the '60's Rock band, Country Joe and the Fish, and later, touring with the Blues Project. David is an equally accomplished guitar player, playing both instruments while touring with the musical, Rent, in the 1990s. He has played with Huey Lewis, Luther Tucker, Mick Taylor, Tim Hardin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Michael Bloomfield, and Bob Weir. For many years, David played in what he called “the best Blues jam ever” at the weekly Big Ed Sullivan’s Blues jam at the Grisly Pear in the Village. His critically acclaimed CDs, “Cookin’ With Cohen,” “In the Pocket,” and “David Bennett Cohen at the Piano” are available on his web site, www.davidbennettcohen.com.

Sweden-born composer, recording artist, and trombonist MICHAEL RORBY is an international phenomenon and a steady presence on the New York jazz scene. A sublime soloist as well as consummate side-man, Michael is known for his creative styling and solid swing. He has recorded and performed with many jazz legends, including Philip Harper, Johnny O'Neal, Patience Higgins’ Sugar Hill Quintet, the Phil Young Experience, Harvie S., Roy Merriweather, Enrique Haniene, and was the last trombonist of the late great Dennis Davis. Michael regularly tours, records, teaches and gives masterclasses in New York, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Paris. He has performed the North Sea Jazz Festival annually for more than 10 years. Michael grew up in a house full of music. His father Jörgen Rörby was one of the foremost classical guitarists and lutenists of his generation, and his grandfather Ingvar Sahlin was a pastor, organist and choir conductor. www.michaelrorby.com