The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.
Tenor saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi, is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi's music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography.
LongyLaborartory, the official experimental music outlet of the Longy School of Music of Bard College is back for its second season, featuring both guests artists and students.
This season we're also happy to announce the formation of the "LongyLab Ad-Hoc Experimental Improvisation Ensemble" whereby audience members are invited to join in the fun, for a super-group style performance.
Deva Mahal is on fire! Soul power has never been more unmistakable. Her voice is breathtaking and thrilling. Together with her musical partner, Steph Brown, and her very cool band, Mahal is here for special back to back performances this weekend at The Beehive! Website: Click to Visit