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Veronica Nunn Quartet – Nov. 8, 2023 @ 7PM

Veronica is back at it her solo work. She will be playing at the upstate Jazz Club, Jazz on Main, located in Mt. Kisco. This time she will be playing with her long-time trio, Travis Shook on piano, Jennifer Vincent on bass and adding drummer Jeff “Siege” Seigel to round out the evening.

Join Veronica and her band as she plays songs of singer-songwriter, Michael Franks, her own original tunes and snippets from the old and new standards.

Jazz on Main
37 S. Moger Avenue
Mt. Ksico, NY 10549
914-730-2399

Tickets are on sale now: $25 Advance, $30 at the door, $25 min per person. You can purchase your tickets HERE.

The Band

Travis Shook’s captivating jazz odyssey embarked from Olympia, WA, where triumph at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, FL, thrust him into the heart of the genre. Inking a deal with Sony/Columbia Records, he earned a remarkable 5-Star accolade in the All Music Guide to Jazz, earning international praise including the coveted “Best of the Year” distinction from France’s Jazz Magazine, and recognition as a “Tomorrow’s Jazz Piano Giant” heralded by Keyboard Magazine. Central to the Betty Carter Trio, Shook’s artistic footprint spanned continents through global tours, his recordings resonating with versatile brilliance as he collaborated with luminaries like Sonny Simmons, Tony Williams, Buddy Catlett, Veronica Nunn, and more, leaving an indelible imprint on the jazz topography. Along his trajectory, he shared stages with legends Reggie Workman, Eddie Harris, Joe Lovano, Toots Thielemans, Rufus Reid, Chuck Israels, Ernestine Anderson, Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, and Clifford Jordan. Applauded by virtuosos such as Ahmad Jamal, Ornette Coleman, George Benson, and Sonny Simmons, Travis ventured beyond traditional boundaries, embracing eclectic encounters including performances with Michael Franks, Gino Vanelli, Bob Hope, and Chris Botti. Revered even by the legendary Marian McPartland, he graced her esteemed radio show, Piano Jazz, encapsulating Shook’s multifaceted and fearless exploration of music’s diverse realms.

Jennifer Vincent, bassist and cellist, has been an active force on the music scene in New York City for the past 18 years. Born in Salem, Oregon, she started playing cello at age 11, and then at age 21, she began playing the Bass. She studied cello at The Oberlin Conservatory and has a BFA degree from The New School in New York City. She has played and toured with the likes of Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, JALC Orchestra, Rudy Calzado, Bobby Sanabria, Doc Cheatham, Abbey Lincoln, Carmen Lundy, the Roberto Rodriguez Septet, Regina Carter, and many other jazz and Latin notables. She currently holds the bass chair in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and her bass lines are featured on NBC’s 75th Anniversary “Cosby Show Retrospective”. Her teachers include Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Andy Gonzales, and Cachaito Lopez

Jeff “Siege” Siegal– Drummer/Composer Jeff “Siege”; Siegel is a veteran of the New York Jazz scene and has worked with a virtual who’s who of artists. A member of the Sir Roland Hanna Trio from 1994-’99, Siegel’s diverse career has also led him to perform and/or record with legends such as Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Helen Merrill, Mose Allison, John Medeski, Arthur Rhames, Dave Douglas, Stefon Harris, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Kurt Elling, Ravi Coltrane, Ryan Kisor, Lee Shaw, The Levin Brothers, Hal Galper, John Medeski, Dena DeRose, Michael Dease, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Carmen Meza, Gilad Hekselman, Joel Frahm and many others including the groundbreaking group “Second Sight”. He has worked in the avant-garde world as well with Wadada Leo Smith, Baikida Carroll. He’s performed over 30 European tours including four as leader of the Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet and several others as co-leader. The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet performed a 3-week tour of Africa in the summer of 2019 including clinics for the US State Department and a featured appearance at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Makhanda, South Africa. Other recent tours include The Levin Brothers in Japan, Mexico, Canada and the US West Coast and Midwest as well as South and Central America. His 2017 CD release “King of Xhosa” features South African trumpeter Feya Faku and is on the ARC label. His most recent release with his quartet is the 2018 release on ARC entitled “London Live” and “When You Were There” (2019) with Hetko, Syracuse and Siegel.

New Video – Lost In the Stars

Song from Travis Shook Play Kurt Weill. On this CD Travis features vocalist Veronica Nunn on the first track – Lost In The Stars. Recorded in 2005 on Dead Horse Records

ABOUT LOST IN THE STARS Lost in the Stars is a musical with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill, based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton.

The video was created by Veronica, with footage and images by Videographer Renick Turley of Sedona Films. Video graphics, and film editing by Veronica Nunn.