Friday, April 3 / 7:00 p.m.
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Night
PAT BIANCHI QUARTET
featuring JOE LOCKE, PAUL BOLLENBACK, BYRON LANDHAM
Club ECP at the DoubleTree
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

Pat Bianchi

Grammy-nominated organist Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the most in-demand organists on the scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few.

While still actively performing with Pat Martino and Lou Donaldson, Bianchi not only collaborates with many other musicians but also is on the faculty of Temple University and Queens College. He has released six CDs as a leader and is a featured artist on over 30 recordings.

Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of world’s best jazz vibraphonists, notable for his stunning physical power and broad emotional range. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr., Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter and The Beastie Boys.

Award-winning guitarist Paul Bollenback has performed with such stalwarts as Scott Ambush, Charlie Byrd, Joey DeFrancesco, Herb Ellis, Della Reese, Arturo Sandoval and Stanley Turrentine. He has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show, The Today Show and Good Morning America.

In the 1990’s Byron Landham came to be recognized as one of the top jazz drummers in Philadelphia where he performed with well-known hard bop and soul jazz improvisers like Joey DeFrancesco and Shirley Scott. His reputation grew outside of Philadelphia when he worked as a sideman with Lee Ritenour, Randy Johnston, Houston Person and Betty Carter.