Contemporary jazz group Dave Zinno Unisphere will perform in the Woods Hole Community Hall on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 PM.
Led by bassist Dave Zinno, the group features saxophonist Mike Tucker, pianist Tim Ray and drummer Steve Langone.
The concert will feature compositions by Mr. Zinno and Mr. Tucker that will be recorded later this fall for Unisphere’s new album, as well as selections from last year’s critically acclaimed album, “River of January.” The group will also perform a number of jazz classics.
Mr. Zinno studied at the Berklee College of Music and the University of Rhode Island before moving to the West Coast to work with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Diane Schuur and jazz greats Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman and Frank Clayton. He established himself in New York City, performing with Jimmy Cobb, John Medeski, Larry Willis and Sonny Fortune among other jazz luminaries. Mr. Zinno played in the Broadway pit orchestra for Sugar Babies and An Evening with Michael Feinstein, while also composing and touring internationally.
He returned to his native Rhode Island and performed with the legendary Bobby Greene, well-known New England jazz vocalist Semenya McCord and Herb King. In addition to his performance credits, Mr. Zinno has recorded with jazz stars Scott Hamilton, Adam Nussbaum, Greg Hopkins, and Jim Robitaille. He teaches at Brown University and URI, and he also performs in trios with Ann Hampton Calloway and Ben Vereen.
Tim Ray, country star Lyle Lovett’s long-time pianist, has appeared on more than 70 recordings. He has performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Soul Asylum, Esperanza Spaulding, and Gary Burton. He has been a solo artist performing with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Pops and the Boston Classical Orchestra. Mr. Ray has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and “The Conan O’Brien Show.” He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Kennedy Center.
Saxophonist Mike Tucker is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and received his master’s degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory. He has toured with vocalist Robin McKelle and performed with Grammy Award-winning artists including Esperanza Spaulding, Tiger Okoshi, George Garzone, Joe Lovano and George Duke.
Steve Langone is a mainstay on the performing and recording circuit around Boston. He has performed with top jazz players Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Victor Mendoza and Luciana Sousa. He appears on more than 30 CDs, three under his own name..
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.WoodsHoleJazz.org or in person at Eight Cousins Books on Main Street in Falmouth or Under the Sun in Woods Hole.