Akiko Tsuruga Trio w/Jerry Weldon
"Jerry Weldon is one of today's leading proponents of Soul Jazz who represents the 'bar-walkin', hard-blowing, tenor legends in our contemporary American Jazz scene." ~Gary Walker, WBGO Radio
Veteran tenor sax man Jerry Weldon joined the legendary Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1981 and has worked with dozens of jazz luminaries over the past three plus decades. In 1990, Jerry joined Harry Connick Jr.'s newly formed big band and now, Jerry can be seen daily as part of the “house band” on HARRY, Connick’s new daytime variety show. Jer can also regularly be found gigging, both as a leader and a sideman, at clubs in the New York area...and beyond.
"A thoughtful soloist whose subtle swing has plenty of fiber."
~Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.
"...one of the strongest tenormen on the scene today."
~ MVD Entertainment Group
"When it comes to tenor saxophone sounds, Jerry Weldon has one of the biggest, and warmest, around."
~ The Star Ledger
AKIKO TSURUGA QUINTET DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM LIVE AT SMALLS WED JUN 23 SETS AT 7:00PM & 8:30PM 7:00 PM TICKET 08:30 PM TICKET Akiko Tsuruga / Organ Jerry Weldon / Tenor Sax Joe Magnarelli / Trumpet Charlie Sigler / Guitar Joe Farnsworth / Drums
AKIKO TSURUGA QUINTET DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM LIVE AT SMALLS WED JUN 23 SETS AT 7:00PM 8:30PM 7:00 PM TICKET 08:30 PM TICKET Akiko Tsuruga / Organ Jerry Weldon / Tenor Sax Joe Magnarelli / Trumpet Charlie Sigler / Guitar Joe Farnsworth / Drums
Jerry brings his new sextet to Tavern on George. Reservations encouraged. No cover charge.
Jerry brings his new sextet to The Django.