April 2020 Music Schedule

April 2020 Music Schedule

Thursday, April 9, 8 to 11 pm, no music charge
Jazz Jam with Bill Washer & Friends
Trio, 8 to 9; Jam 9 to 11


Friday, April 10, 7 to 11 pm, music charge $10
Natalie Cresman & Ian Faquini
Natalie Cresman, trombone, vocals; Ian Faquini, guitar, vocals

Her trombone is world-class, but her singing voice is another thing entirely, an empathic entity that channels the ages. Cressman’s is a flawless act that can only get better with time and age.Yep, I smell a Grammy—someday.”
—Dave Good, San Diego Reader

“Faquini is an uncannily masterful composer”
—Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

Trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and composer, guitarist, and singer Ian Faquini present their new duo project, drawing from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition to create a uniquely intimate collaboration. The duo’s global take on music is largely expressed through the distinct compositional voice of Faquini, with occasional lyrics penned by Cressman. Their original material features songs in three different languages and encompasses a vast spectrum of musical ground. With the warm instrumentation of acoustic guitar and trombone and two-part vocal harmonies hugging the Brazilian-accented Portuguese, Cressman & Faquini weave their musical voices together to create a fully orchestrated sound befitting a much larger ensemble.


Saturday, April 11, 7 to 11 pm, music charge $20
Houston Person & the David Leonhardt Trio
Houston Person, saxophone; David Leonhardt, piano; Matthew Parrish, bass; Colby Inzer, drums


Sunday, April 12 – Closed, Happy Easter


Monday, April 13 – COTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm, Deer Head Inn
Meetings are informal and friendly. Come meet the people involved with planning this year’s festival. Your suggestions and comments are always welcome and if you have a desire to participate COTA can always use volunteers to help with various tasks during the year and during the festival weekend.


Thursday, April 16, 8 to 11 pm, no music charge
Jazz Jam with Bill Washer & Friends
Trio, 8 to 9; Jam 9 to 11


Friday, April 17, 7 to 11 pm, music charge $15
Corinne Mammana CD Release Show
Corinne Mammana, vocals; Sean Gough, piano; Gene Perla, bass; Ian Froman, drums
Watch Corinne entertain an audience at Musikfest: https://youtu.be/HaAUaGfW6os


Saturday, April 18, 7 to 11 pm, music charge $15
Steve Sandberg Quartet featuring Zach Brock
Steve Sandberg, piano; Zach Brock, violin; Evan Gregor, bass; Mauricio Zottarelli, drums


Sunday, April 19, 5 to 8 pm, music charge $12
Lantz Quartet
Marti Lantz, vocals; Davey Lantz, piano; Dave Lantz, bass; Bill Goodwin, drums


Monday, April 20, 7 to 9 pm, doors open at 6 pm
Pocono Center for the Arts – Cabaret


Thursday, April 23, 8 to 11 pm, no music charge
Jazz Jam with Bill Washer & Friends
Trio, 8 to 9; Jam 9 to 11


Friday, April 24, 7 to 11 pm, music charge $12
B.D. Lenz Quartet
B.D. Lenz, guitar; Geoff Mattoon, saxophone; Dave Edwards, bass; Abe Fogle, drums


Saturday, April 25, 7 to 11 pm, music charge $15
Roseanna Vitro  – 14 Albums in 40 Years Anthology Show: Swinging, Samba, Blues, Ballads JAZZ
Roseanna Vitro, vocals; Allen Farnham, piano; Dean Johnson, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums


Sunday, April 26, 5 to 8 pm, music charge $10
The Moravian College Big Band (directed by Dr. Neil Wetzel) & Jazz Combo I (led by Tony Gairo) join forces to offer up a repertoire of jazz standards, as well new student and faculty compositions


Monday, April 27, 7:30 to 10:30, music charge $12
The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra directed by Matt Vashlishan – an 18 piece ensemble of local professionals performing original and arranged music from all eras