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      December 14, 2019

      Saturday   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      2700 Route 9, Apt, floor, suite, PMB, etc
      Cold Spring, New York 10516

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      Pasquale Grasso Quartet

      Join us at Magazzino Italian Art Foundation for an evening of art, jazz, and apertivi as part of our annual holiday concert series. For this year’s program, the Pasquale Grasso Quartet performs a selection of classical jazz, from Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane.

      Born in Ariano Irpino, Italy and based in New York City, Pasquale Grasso is considered one of the most strikingly unique artists of his generation—an artist who has changed the way the world views jazz guitar. Having learned how to play guitar at a very young age, Grasso found an important mentor in jazz innovator Agostino Di Giorgio, a former student of Chuck Wayne. His career has been equally shaped by bepop-piano royal Barry Harris, who helped him to refine a distinctive perspective and approach to jazz music. When asked to name the leading young musicians of our time, Pat Metheny, the jazz-guitar icon and NEA Jazz Master, said of Grasso: “The best guitar player I’ve heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso. […] He has somehow captured the essence of that language from piano onto guitar in a way that almost nobody has ever addressed. He’s the most significant new guy I’ve heard in many, many years.”

      For this holiday concert at Magazzino, Grasso on modern plectrum guitar is joined by Ari Roland on double bass, Keith Balla on drums, and Stefano Doglioni on bass clarinet.

      Magazzino’s galleries will be open until 6:00 p.m. Apertivi will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

      Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

      All ticket purchases will be donated to RxArt, a nonprofit organization that commissions contemporary artists to transform children’s healthcare facilities with immersive installations, with the mission is to help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art.

      How to get there:

      For people coming from New York City, the best way to enjoy the entirety of the evening's festivities is by taking the train which departs from Grand Central Terminal at 4:45 p.m. and arrives at Cold Spring Station at 6:08 p.m.

      For guests traveling by train on Metro-North, Magazzino shuttle vans will run between Magazzino and the Cold Spring train station before and after the event. Carpooling is recommended, as parking is limited.

      Categories: Food & Wine | Art Galleries & Exhibits | Holiday

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.