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Matt Chertkoff Trio feat. Legendary Saxophonist Houston Person

December 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm EST

Jazz973 Presents Matt Cherkoff w Houston Persons

Guitarist Matt Chertkoff has made a name for himself performing at jazz festivals and clubs around the globe. He has shared the stage with legends like Jimmy Cobb, Freddy Cole, Grady Tate, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Craig Handy among many others. Tonight come enjoy this performance with the the Legendary Saxophonist Houston Person.

Joining Matt on the bandstand tonight are”

Saxophonist Houston Person

Drummer Pete Van Nostrand

Bassist Mike Karn.

“With his robust sound and swinging style, tenor saxophonist Houston Person has kept the hard bop and organ-soaked soul-jazz traditions alive. Emerging from organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith’s group, Person established his reputation as one of the Big Boss tenors in the Gene Ammons style with albums like 1968’s Blue Odyssey, 1969’s Goodness!, and 1970’s Person to Person.”

Michael Karn started in music as a tenor saxophonist, and after graduating high school he attended New York University, where his teachers were Joe Lovano and Jim McNeely. After college Michael immediately joined the Ray Charles Orchestra, and spent 1988 and ’89 touring the United States, Europe, and Japan. Michael appeared with Ray at the Northsea and Playboy Jazz Festivals, and at such venues as the Blue Note, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, and the Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts.and Playboy Jazz Festivals, and at such venues as the Blue Note, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, and the Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts.

Pete Van Nostrand was born and raised in Binghamton, NY. A graduate ofRutgers University, and The Juilliard School, he has been around NewYork since 2000 and has been called on to perform with Steve Davis,Jeremy Pelt, Eric Reed, Aaron Parks, Gerald Clayton, Chihiro Yamanaka,Dan Nimmer, Jeb Patton, Jim Rotundi, Mike LeDonne, Paula West, SachalVasandani, among many others. More recently has has been working withKenny Barron, Brian Lynch, Jimmy Heath, Kurt Elling, The ClaytonBrothers, and Natalie Cole. Currently he can be heard touring with theAaron Dhiel Quartet, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and the Gerald Claytontrio. A supportive sideman and young veteran of the New York City Jazzscene, he continues to keep busy in New York and on the road

Clements Place is a venue for Jazz and music events in a Rutgers Building in Newark New Jersey. A very classy cabaret style venue with a wonderful sound system and cozy atmosphere. We announce, host and document upcoming jazz jams and show events at Clements Place.

Please Note

House doors open at 6:50 pm

Proof of vaccination is required.


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Jazz973 Clements Place Jazz IJS – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Building

15 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 United States
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