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Jazz concert by the Warren Vache Trio, at Dana Library; Tues Nov. 13th, 2-4pm

Warren Vache
Photo by Ed Berger

The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) invites members of the Rutgers community and the general public to a free jazz strings concert, featuring the Warren Vache Trio, on Tuesday, November 13th. The concert will take place 2:00-4:00 pm in the Dana Room, on the 4th floor of the John Cotton Dana Library, on Rutgers University's Newark campus. There will also be a short question and answer segment and refreshments will be provided.

The Warren Vache Trio features Warren Vache on the trumpet, Aaron Weinstein on the violin, and James Chirillo on guitar.

Trumpeter Warren Vache earned his degree in music education from Montclair State College (1974) and studied with Swing Era trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin. Vache has listened to and absorbed all styles of music. His trumpet heroes include Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Fats Navarro, Tom Harrell and Ruby Braff among others. Shunning imitation, he is able to evoke some of the best from these and other models, creating an individual cornet voice, one that stresses purity of tone. His first professional job was with the Billy Maxted band in 1972 in Detroit. Vache has played with Benny Goodman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Hank Jones, Zoot Sims and other jazz greats. He has recorded for a number of jazz labels including Concord Jazz and Arbors Records. Vache has played at major jazz festivals such as the Newport Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival, and in the Nice, Marciac and Bayonne Festivals in France, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland; the Pori Festival in Finland, Perugia, Rome and Milan Festivals in Italy, as well as in most European countries, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

Violinist Aaron Weinstein was named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine. Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest contemporary jazz violinists. As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross as well as New York Pops founder/conductor, Skitch Henderson. He has written arrangements for artists including Janis Siegel, Michael Feinstein, Billy Stritch, and Hilary Kole, is a New York Nightlife Award winner and recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year, talent-based scholarship.

Guitarist James Chirillo comes from Bellevue, Washington. He worked regularly with singer Marilyn Maye, followed by three years with the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, N.Y. Moving to New York City in 1982, he studied and performed with the late great four-string jazz guitarist "Tiny" Grimes. He was a member of Benny Goodman's last band. With the Buck Clayton Orchestra, he toured Europe in July 1991 and played such venues as New York's Village Vanguard. As "Fiddler" Claude Williams' guitarist of choice, he participated with Mr. Williams in President Clinton's inaugural festivities and performed at Carnegies's Weill Recital Hall. In addition, he is a charter member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, directed by Gunther Schuller and David Baker. His extensive recordings have been well received by critics and fans.

For more information on this event please contact Vincent Pelote, IJS interim director, at or 973-353-5595.

Posted November 12, 2012