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John Richmond at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Richmond
The Turning Point Cafe
Annual Gemini Birthday Bash
Piermont, NY
June 10, 2019

The night began with a question of the identity of an alto saxophonist on a Miles Davis recording that was playing on The Turning Point Café's sound system. John Richmond, tenor saxophonist and the Monday ...

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Brian Charette Trio with Ed Cherry at The Turning Point Cafe

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Brian Charette Trio with Ed Cherry
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
July 15, 2018

Eight selections into an eighty-minute set Brian Charette looked over at Ed Cherry and asked what kind of ballad he wanted to play. In an instant Cherry answered with his guitar, kicking off Duke Ellington's “In ...

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John Hart at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Hart
The Turning Point Cafe
Jazz at The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
April 24, 2017

In the midst of a second week of suffering from a particularly virulent strain of the flu, John Richmond should be taking it easy. Moving in a sluggish manner, avoiding close contact with ...

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Doug Webb at The Turning Point Cafe

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Doug Webb
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
September 28, 2015

The Monday Jazz Sessions, a fixture at The Turning Point Café since 2007, are a product of the dauntless efforts of series curator John Richmond. Among other responsibilities, Richmond books the musicians, publicizes the events, enthusiastically greets visitors, tends to ...

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Mel Martin and His Tenor Conclave: Piermont, NY, September 14, 2012

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Mel Martin and his Tenor Conclave
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
September 14, 2012

Before the first note sounded in a seventy-five minute set by Mel Martin and his Tenor Conclave, there was a false start of sorts. Most of the band was assembled and ready to hit when they were asked ...

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Jim Rotondi at The Turning Point Cafe

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Jim Rotondi
The Turning Point Café
Piermont, NY
April 11, 2010

When the words “Bye, Bye" sounded from outside The Turning Point Cafe in the middle of Jim Rotondi's “Angel Eyes" cadenza, he didn't hesitate to imitate the singsong tone of the woman's voice. A journeyman whose credits include the ...

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Duane Eubanks at The Turning Point Cafe

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Duane Eubanks
The Turning Point Café
Piermont, NY
November 7, 2009

In the middle of Duane Eubanks's trumpet solo on “Recorda Me," the set's second selection, the music suddenly moved beyond an aggregation of interesting individual performances. It was the first of many transcendent moments in which the band jelled ...

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Dave Stryker at The Turning Point Cafe

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Dave Stryker
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
October 24, 2009


“That's what we like about jazz. It's never the same way once," quipped Dave Stryker near the end of an exhilarating seventy-five minute set. Forsaking the familiarity of his working bands for a fling with the Turning Point ...

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Alvin Queen at The Turning Point Cafe

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Alvin Queen
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
June 22, 2009

A couple of minutes into Shirley Scott's “There's Blues Everywhere," Alvin Queen's medium tempo shuffle beat had a galvanizing effect on his band as well as the normally decorous audience at The Turning Point Cafe. Throughout the fifty minute ...

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Claudio Roditi at the Turning Point Cafe (Piermont, NY) Monday June 29th

Claudio Roditi at the Turning Point Cafe (Piermont, NY) Monday June 29th

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Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY (South of Tappan Zee Bridge, North of GWB in Rockland.
Only 25 minutes from NYC, NJ, CT, Westchester, and Orange.
A great intimate setting ideal for Jazz.) June 29th
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