Jazz Bridge Presents AntFarm at the Collingswood Community Center (NJ) on December 2nd


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The Antfarm Quartet
Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 E. Collings Ave, in Collingswood, NJ, on December 2nd, 2010 will be AntFarm, featuring vocalist Paul Jost, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Tim Lekan, and drummer Bob Shomo.

One Show: 7:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $10/$5 for students.
No advance sales.
Free Refreshments!
For info: 856-858-8914

This is our 7th season in Collingswood, and Jazz Bridge is a 501C3 nonprofit that assists our local jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

Review of their latest CD By John Barron/Patrick Prouty from All About Jazz: “The Antfarm Quartet is an ultra-hip ensemble of seasoned east coast jazz musicians with like-minded ideals. On their CD Dialogues, pt. 2, vocalist Paul Jost, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Tim Lekan and drummer Bob Shomo demonstrate a collaborative penchant for soulful experimentation on a solid set of originals and standards.In an era of male jazz vocalists jousting for position as Rat Pack wannabees and angst-ridden, twenty-something posers, Jost is a sigh of relief. He possesses an abundance of convincing vocal qualities, most notably his ability to deliver fresh, uncontrived readings of overdone standards. Ridl is a dynamic force on the keyboard. The North Dakota native demonstrates dexterous command on the up-tempo “Put on a Happy Face," and dense lyricism on his own ballad “Sun on My Hands." Lekan and Shomo swing along with unremitting energy, elevating the intensity of each groove and providing a relaxed foundation for Jost and Ridl to shine. Lekan also contributes as composer with the bouncy title track, an engaging group-improv piece that maintains a relaxed pocket. High-level musicianship aside, the real charm of The Antfarm Quartet lies in their communal sensibilities—they sound like a real band. Dialogues, pt. 2 is full of give-and-take, humility and warmth."

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