Thu, Feb 14|
Torne Valley Vineyard
Valentine's Concert - Torne Valley Vineyards!
Int'l Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Mark Sganga brings vocalist Sherma Andrews, Bassist Martin Pizzarelli & drummer Jonathon Peretz for an evening of romantic jazz at Torne Valley Vineyards!
Time & Location
Feb 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Torne Valley Vineyard, Torne Valley Rd & Torne Brook Road, Hillburn, NY 10931, USA
About The Event
Mark Sganga’s fingerstyle guitar fuses influences from South America & around the world, Mark creates an entrancing travelogue, as an instrumentalist, bandleader, singer/songwriter & educator. He is a virtuoso guitarist who has enthralled audiences from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur to the Thredbo Jazz Festival in Australia. He has played opposite the legendary Taj Mahal, Les Paul and most recently, Mark and his Trio headlined the Clayton Jazz Festival opposite Bernie Williams and his Collective.
Sherma Andrews is a gifted singer, songwriter, recording artist, arranger and pianist and former faculty member at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music who has performed at major worldwide festivals including Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, and has worked with major stars such as Britney Spears, Branford Marsalis, Enrique Iglesias, Donna Summer and many others. While touring with Enrique Iglesias, Sherma replaced Whitney Houston to sing their duet hit, “Could I have this Kiss Forever?”
Martin Pizzarelli is a jazz bassist who has worked w/ brother John Pizzarelli for 25 years, and from there working w/ 7-string guitarist Ed Laub along w/ 7-string guitar master (and father) Bucky Pizzarelli. For the past two years, Martin has been working and recording w/ Brazilian drummer of Jobim fame Duduka da Fonseca as well as w/ Int'l Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Mark Sganga.
Jonathon Peretz is known in the music industry as being a drummer of a wide range of musical styles from jazz, to pop and rock, from Caribbean to Brazilian rhythms, from standards to classical. He's worked closely w/ an impressive array of musical masters, incl. the late trumpet giant Maynard Ferguson and Ben E. King. From 1993 to 1995 he was a member of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears with David Clayton-Thomas, and then moved on to tour the world for 2 years w/ international pop sensation Ricky Martin.