Jazz in the Basement: Erol Danon and Friends

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Jazz in the Basement: Erol Danon and Friends

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, 2 p.m.

For the first Jazz in the Basement concert of 2019, join Erol Danon (piano), Francisco Quintero (guitar), Keith Butler (drums), and Stephen Arnold (bass) for an afternoon of creative new worksJazz in the Basement is a monthly concert series featuring local artists, coordinated with the assistance of volunteers Bertrand Uberall and John Cook. The concerts are intended to highlight young artists, new composers, or unique jazz sounds to broaden the listening landscape of our Washington, D.C. audiences. DC Public Library is a proud supporter of our local music community and looks forward to expanding valuable resources to assist musicians in their creative and professional endeavors.

This concert is located at the Goethe-Institut Washington at 1990 K St. NW (use the 20th Street entrance). 
FREE | Open to the public 
 

Artist Bios: 
Erol Danon is a pianist that strives to mix the be-bop tradition with a playful creativity that moves the music forward. Erol began playing piano at the age of 4, and first developed his love for jazz and improvised music when he was 11. Born and raised in New York City, he attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Since moving to the D.C. area in 2016, Erol has been a fixture on the jazz scene. He has contributed to the D.C. community as a member of several projects that perform original music, including The New World, The Worst Generation Orchestra, and Sea-Change. Erol’s musical influences include the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Barry Harris, Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, and Oscar Peterson. When he isn’t playing piano, Erol also enjoys performing as a jazz vocalist.  

Guitarist Francisco Quintero has been a part the international jazz scene in major U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C and New York City, South America and Europe. He has shared the stage with artists such as Andres Briceno, Victor Provost, Pablo Gil, Paul Carr, Herman Burney Jr., Camille Thurman, Carl Allen, Derrick Gardner, Tim Warfield, Peter Bernstein, Ari Brown, Geof Bradfield, Reggie Thomas, Fareed Haque, Gustavo Caruci, Andy Narell, and many more. Both as an improviser and composer, Francisco's style is rooted in the history of the music, permeated with authenticity, and always nodding at the perpetual motion of jazz to come. A Summa Cum Laude alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and Northern Illinois University, Francisco has obtained a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and Master's Degree in Jazz Studies and dedicates his time to performing, recording and producing in the U.S.
 
Keith Butler, a Winston-Salem, N.C. native, is a drummer motivated by the tradition and future of the drum set. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management from The University of North Carolina Wilmington, and studied privately with Thomas Taylor and Michael D'Angelo during his time in Wilmington. Prior to relocating to D.C., Keith was a member of several North Carolina bands including, Onward, Soldiers, Mike Blair and The Stonewalls, Justin Lacy and The Swimming Machine, and Temple5. He has performed extensively as well as recorded several albums/projects with each group. In D.C. Keith is a member of several local jazz groups, leads his own trio, and works regularly as a sideman for area jazz musicians. With influences such as Art Taylor, Joe Chambers, Tony Reedus and Billy Higgins, he seeks to support the band in any style and push the music forward.
 
Stephen Arnold is a bassist and composer living in Washington, D.C. from Greenfield, M.A. He moved to Washington in 2013 to attend  George Washington University, where he double-majored in Music and English. It was also at GW where Stephen discovered his love of jazz and the upright bass, under the mentorship of the very generous GW jazz professors, especially the bass instructor, Herman Burney, Jr. Since graduating in 2017, Stephen has hit the ground running and become a mainstay of the D.C. jazz scene, having performed with many of the city’s top bandleaders, including Donvonte’ McCoy, Thad Wilson, Sarah Hughes, Elijah Balbed, Aaron Myers, Samuel Prather, Victor Provost, Alison Crockett, and more. He is also dedicated to composing and performing new music as a founding member of adventure music ensemble, The New World, and avant-jazz group ¡FIASCO!. He has also founded a band of his own, called Sea-Change, which strives to connect the folk music he grew up with in the Pioneer Valley with the jazz tradition he seeks to learn more from. In 2018, Stephen was selected to participate in the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program, where he was privileged to be mentored by Jason Moran, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ralph Peterson, Mark Shim, Xavier Davis, Darren Barrett, Reuben Rogers, and Mark Whitfield.

Add to Calendar 27-01-2019 14:00:00 27-01-2019 15:00:00 Jazz in the Basement: Erol Danon and Friends For the first Jazz in the Basement concert of 2019, join Erol Danon (piano), Francisco Quintero (guitar), Keith Butler (drums), and Stephen Arnold (bass) for an afternoon of creative new works. Jazz in the Basement is a monthly concert series featuring local artists, coordinated with the assistance of volunteers Bertrand Uberall and John Cook. The concerts are intended to highlight young artists, new composers, or unique jazz sounds to broaden the listening landscape of our Washington, D.C. audiences. DC Public Library is a proud supporter of our local music community and looks forward to expanding valuable resources to assist musicians in their creative and professional endeavors. This concert is located at the Goethe-Institut Washington at 1990 K St. NW (use the 20th Street entrance).  FREE | Open to the public    Artist Bios:  Erol Danon is a pianist that strives to mix the be-bop tradition with a playful creativity that moves the music forward. Erol began playing piano at the age of 4, and first developed his love for jazz and improvised music when he was 11. Born and raised in New York City, he attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Since moving to the D.C. area in 2016, Erol has been a fixture on the jazz scene. He has contributed to the D.C. community as a member of several projects that perform original music, including The New World, The Worst Generation Orchestra, and Sea-Change. Erol’s musical influences include the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Barry Harris, Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, and Oscar Peterson. When he isn’t playing piano, Erol also enjoys performing as a jazz vocalist.   Guitarist Francisco Quintero has been a part the international jazz scene in major U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C and New York City, South America and Europe. He has shared the stage with artists such as Andres Briceno, Victor Provost, Pablo Gil, Paul Carr, Herman Burney Jr., Camille Thurman, Carl Allen, Derrick Gardner, Tim Warfield, Peter Bernstein, Ari Brown, Geof Bradfield, Reggie Thomas, Fareed Haque, Gustavo Caruci, Andy Narell, and many more. Both as an improviser and composer, Francisco's style is rooted in the history of the music, permeated with authenticity, and always nodding at the perpetual motion of jazz to come. A Summa Cum Laude alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and Northern Illinois University, Francisco has obtained a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and Master's Degree in Jazz Studies and dedicates his time to performing, recording and producing in the U.S.   Keith Butler, a Winston-Salem, N.C. native, is a drummer motivated by the tradition and future of the drum set. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management from The University of North Carolina Wilmington, and studied privately with Thomas Taylor and Michael D'Angelo during his time in Wilmington. Prior to relocating to D.C., Keith was a member of several North Carolina bands including, Onward, Soldiers, Mike Blair and The Stonewalls, Justin Lacy and The Swimming Machine, and Temple5. He has performed extensively as well as recorded several albums/projects with each group. In D.C. Keith is a member of several local jazz groups, leads his own trio, and works regularly as a sideman for area jazz musicians. With influences such as Art Taylor, Joe Chambers, Tony Reedus and Billy Higgins, he seeks to support the band in any style and push the music forward.   Stephen Arnold is a bassist and composer living in Washington, D.C. from Greenfield, M.A. He moved to Washington in 2013 to attend  George Washington University, where he double-majored in Music and English. It was also at GW where Stephen discovered his love of jazz and the upright bass, under the mentorship of the very generous GW jazz professors, especially the bass instructor, Herman Burney, Jr. Since graduating in 2017, Stephen has hit the ground running and become a mainstay of the D.C. jazz scene, having performed with many of the city’s top bandleaders, including Donvonte’ McCoy, Thad Wilson, Sarah Hughes, Elijah Balbed, Aaron Myers, Samuel Prather, Victor Provost, Alison Crockett, and more. He is also dedicated to composing and performing new music as a founding member of adventure music ensemble, The New World, and avant-jazz group ¡FIASCO!. He has also founded a band of his own, called Sea-Change, which strives to connect the folk music he grew up with in the Pioneer Valley with the jazz tradition he seeks to learn more from. In 2018, Stephen was selected to participate in the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program, where he was privileged to be mentored by Jason Moran, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ralph Peterson, Mark Shim, Xavier Davis, Darren Barrett, Reuben Rogers, and Mark Whitfield. false DD/MM/YYYY