The Woodstock Playhouse and Catskill Jazz Factory join forces with New York Hot Jazz Festival for a special and originally commissioned red hot swingin’ holiday extravaganza at the Woodstock Playhouse!
This festive double-bill sensation features two top ensembles in today's burgeoning NYC jazz scene, the Patrick Bartley Orchestra and The Copacetics, in a night of nostalgic holiday classics and swingin' hot jazz to ring in a red hot New Year. Join us for an afternoon of traditional vocal melody by featured vocalists Tatiana Eva-Marie and Sasha Masakowski, plus featured tap dancer Dewitt Fleming Jr.
The Copacetics are a new trio collaboration featuring vocalists Tatiana Eva-Marie and Sasha Masakowski with guitarist Amos Rose, inspired by the sound of vocal groups such as The Pied Pipers (Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey band) and the Boswell Sisters of New Orleans, Sasha’s hometown.
About PATRICK BARTLEY:
Grammy-nominated saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Patrick Bartley, Jr. is a musician with experience in a wide range of situations, most notably for appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and being featured in the Emmy- nominated HBO special Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Although a South Florida native, Patrick is a has spent the majority of his professional music career in NYC prior to graduating from the Manhattan School of Music. As an on-demand sideman, he has performed and recorded with musicians such as Louis Hayes, Jonathan Batiste, Mulgrew Miller, Jeff Coffin, and Wynton Marsalis, and has performed at world-renowned venues such as The STAPLES Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Black Sea Jazz Festival.
About TATIANA EVA-MARIE:
Tatiana Eva-Marie is a singer and actress living in New York City. She is the lead singer of the Gypsy-French Avalon Jazz Band and was recently included, alongside Cyrille Aimée and Cecile McLorin Salvant, in a list of 37 rising jazz stars by the magazine Vanity Fair. Named “one of the best young singers around” by the Wall Street Journal, she performs regularly in New York and on tour around the world. Past shows include The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Aspen Jazz Festival, “Divas of the Silver Screen” at Jazz at Lincoln Center, SummerStage in Central Park, Midsummer Night Swing Festival at Lincoln Center, the Aspen Jazz Festival, the NYC Winter Jazzfest, the New York Hot Jazz Festival, the “Edith Piaf Centennial” at the Iridium (as performer and musical director), concerts at Dizzy’s, the Carlyle, Joe’s Pub, Swing 46, the Django, the Rainbow Room Opening Night, concerts for the French Embassy on Bastille Day, the New York City Opera gala at the Plaza, opening night of George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” and the Los Angeles premiere of “Mad Men”.
About SASHA MASAKOWSKI:
Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a leading voice on the New Orleans music scene since 2009, when she was awarded “Best Emerging Artist” by the Big Easy Association. She has since performed major clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad, and leads three bands of her own that range from traditional New Orleans jazz (Sidewalk Strutters) to contemporary jazz and world music (Musical Playground) to experimental electronic art-rock (Hildegard, Tra$h Magnolia). Vanity Fair Magazine just listed Sasha as one of the top jazz musicians in the world and December 2015 issue of Downbeat Magazine named Sasha among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date. She has performed 5 years consecutively at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and has toured across the U.S., Asia, Europe and Central America.
About DEWITT FLEMING JR:
DeWitt, an acclaimed tap dancer, has performed and taught throughout the
United States, and abroad. New York Times proclaims "he is a non stop source
of rhythmic variety and surprise….sparks seem to fly from those shoes!” DeWitt has danced as a soloist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and with artist such as Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Marvin Hamlisch, Christian McBride, Bobby Sanabria, and Wycliffe Gordon, among others. In New York City he has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Harlem School of the Arts, Queens College, and various dance institutions. He has also taught at various festivals/workshops and institutions throughout the world including the renowned dance conservatory at Limerick College in Ireland.
About NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:
Hot Jazz Productions, Inc is NYC-based presenting organization with New York Hot Jazz Festival, Pangea Jazz Fest (the festival of World Music/Jazz fusion,) and the New York Brass Festival (the festival of brass band music) under its umbrella. Hot Jazz Productions's flagship festival - the New York Hot Jazz Festival - is an annual New York City multi-stage marathon showcasing traditional jazz from New Orleans hot jazz through the big band swing era, as well as Manouche jazz and ragtime. The Festival was launched in 2013 as a day-long celebration for New York’s hot jazz and swing communities, but has expanded its mission to year-round presentations of and advocacy for traditional jazz through various collaborations and partnerships, including curation and co-presentation of special programs at Central Park SummerStage, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space, as well as curation and hosting of an annual dedicated NY Hot Jazz Fest stage at NYC Winter Jazzfest. The Fest has spearheaded a number of original projects and facilitated in formation of a number of new bands such as Gotham Kings, Gotham SophistiCats, and the Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band.
ABOUT CATSKILL JAZZ FACTORY:
Based in the heart of the Catskills, the Catskill Jazz Factory is a "regional arts think-tank" and "formidable jazz incubator" (HV Almanac Weekly) founded in 2012 with an aim to support today’s best young jazz artists. Catskill Jazz Factory offers year-round school workshops, concerts, mountaintop residencies, lectures, and world-class performances in diverse spaces to a variety of regional audiences across the Hudson Valley, NYC and beyond by partnering with educational facilities, arts organizations, and a variety of non-profits and businesses. Venues range from mountaintop coffee & donut shops and local high schools to recent concert series collaborations with the New York Botanical Garden...TO READ MORE VISIT https://www.catskilljazzfactory.org/