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The Benny Powell – TK Blue – Sayuri Goto Trio at Bösendorfer New York's "All that Jazz" Salon

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

“All that Jazz”
Salon Jazz at Bösendorfer New York
www.bosendorfernewyork.com

200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
212.684.1956
Gerhard Feldmann, President
Lisa L. Feldmann, Executive Vice President

Second Year, Début Series, Spring 2007

The Benny Powell – TK Blue – Sayuri Goto Trio
Featuring:
Sayuri Goto on Bösendorfer
(Sayuri Goto Website)
Benny Powell on Trombone
(Benny Powell Bio)
TK Blue on Saxes and Flute
(TK Blue Website)

And
Bösendorfer Loudspeakers, powered by Art Audio and Gill Audio Design Amplifiers, fed by Einstein's "The Last Record Player" and – connected via Dynamic Design cabling
(Read about Bösendorfer’s New Loudspeakers)

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
March 15, 2007


(See More Reviews of “All that Jazz” at Bösendorfer New York.)

Tonight Gerhard Feldmann and Lisa L. Feldmann, President and EVP at Bösendorfer New York, hosted the March Spring 2007 event in the second year of their jazz series, titled “All that Jazz”. Benny Powell, from New Orleans, played for 12 years (1951-1963) with the Count Basie Orchestra, and performed with a variety of bands and orchestras, since 1963, including the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, The Merv Griffin Show, and Randy Weston’s bands. TK Blue (Talib Kibwe), born in the West Indies, was raised on Long Island. “Kibwe” toured with the renowned pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim, and then lived in Paris, 1981-1989. His early band toured Africa and later, back in the US, he performed with Randy Weston’s band. TK regularly records with jazz musicians, such as Eric Reed and Randy Brecker.

Sayuri Goto, born in Japan, has played piano since the age of four. She studied jazz piano at the New School University and Manhattan School of Music, as well as privately with numerous jazz pianists, such as Andy Ezrin. Sayuri performs with Benny Powell’s quintet and the George Gee Big Band, plus she joined the Off-Broadway show, Monk, in 2005. Sayuri has graced the stages of Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and Blue Note, while performing with the likes of Earl May, Carla Cook, TK Blue, and Darryl Hall. Tonight this trio played new, original works from various recording and event projects, such as Night Never End, by Sayuri, a ballad joined by flute and trombone, I Tried and Tried, written by one of Benny Powell’s wives, with a lovely and lilting trombone theme, and A Single Tear of Remembrance, by TK, with the flute effervescent and magical in its soulfulness.

Sayuri showed the sold-out Bösendorfer fans what these pianos can really do, as she played solos that showcased the Bösendorfer’s resilience and richness of sound. Sayuri generated mesmerizing echoes of contrasting melodies that brought a hush to the showroom. TK’s Caribbean Express, a Calypso tribute to his West Indies heritage, was led by the composer on saxophone with increasing dynamism. When TK switched keys, tuneful intonations fused with the piano and trombone. Benny offered his own tribute, one to New Orleans, with a rollicking, jazzy, down-home motif, very, very French Quarter in rhythm and musicality. A wine and cheese reception followed with an edible fruit arrangement, courtesy of Roberta and Edible Arrangements, West 38th Street, NYC, followed by warm socializing.

The remaining 2007 Spring schedule for the “All that Jazz” Series at the Bösendorfer showroom is below:

April 19, 2007
Solo Bösendorfer
Bill Mays, Solo Piano

May 17, 2007
Latin Jazz, Grammy Trio
Bill O'Connell, Piano
Dave Valentin, Flute
Richie Flores, Congas


Benny Powell and TK Blue
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Benny, Sayuri, and TK
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sayuri Goto at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sayuri Goto at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



After-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



TK and Richard Jennings
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



After-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Stuart Bush at the Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Heidi, Tonight's Bartender
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



After-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Heidi and Stuart
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sayuri Signs for her Fan
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



After-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Maja and a Concert Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net