Open Jazz Session Launches at Warsaw for Monthly Series
A monthly live jazz night for local musicians and jazz-appreciators launched last month in Greenpoint hosted by keyboardist Jesse Lynch. The second session happens on Wednesday, March 20th, at Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Lynch, a Greenpoint-based pianist began hosting live jazz sessions at a Greenpoint loft last year under the name Brooklyn Vortex. With the Warsaw Series, he hopes to bring together local jazz players to exercise their improv skills.
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Lynch will put together a different house quartet every month with drums, bass, horns, and keyboard. The house band will play for the first hour with originals and standards followed by an open session for guest musicians who show up.
“It’s always nice for the house band to be able to take a break and sit and have a drink, Lynch said. “It’s good if there’s drummers or bass players that come out and play, but I really encourage any instrument and especially if it’s something you don’t see as often, like the flute.”
The house quartet this Wednesday features Stan Killian on tenor sax, Alex Ritz on drums, Joe Michaels on bass and Lynch on the keyboard.