Pittson Family Band
Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Serious Jazz Sunday Series
This is the first of the new fall Sunday afternoon jazz concerts.
The Pittson Family Band brings together three accomplished performers with a forward-looking view into the future of jazz music.
Vocalist Suzanne Pittson is widely acclaimed for her groundbreaking albums of the music of John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard.
"With the 'Out of the Hub: The Music of Freddie Hubbard,' Pittson continues to establish herself as one of the best singers on today’s jazz scene. More than just a singer, Suzanne Pittson is a jazz musician. With a fluid phrasing and stunning tone, Pittson uses her voice as another instrument, improvising and playing with the melodies." - All About Jazz
“When you listen to the lovely Ms. Suzanne Pittson, you are being made privy to the artistry of someone who is setting the pace and creating new standards for those who follow and dare to call themselves ‘jazz singers'."
"Suzanne Pittson is an icon in a world of vocal divas. Setting Pittson apart from the others is her sheer dedication to heart and soul through technical accuracy and an uncanny creative ability to find notes where there are none." -Rapport
Ms. Pittson is Assistant Professor of Jazz Vocal Studies at the City College of New York, where she directs the BFA jazz vocal program.
Multi-keyboardist Jeff Pittson has played with artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Ruth Brown, Larry Coryell and many others.
Evan Pittson presents a modern direction for the post-Coltrane language on the Electric Viola, with influences including Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Brecker.
The Pittson Family Band presents "an eclectic array of material that explores a diverse spectrum of sonic colors." They will be joined by Jakob Dreyer on bass and Dave Meade on drums.
Suzanne Pittson - Vocals
Evan Pittson - Electric Viola
Jeff Pittson - Keyboards
Jakob Dreyer - Bass
Dave Meade - Drums