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Brian Woodruff and Friends will be performing on two upcoming dates right here in Queens.
We’ll be appearing at Espresso 77, located at 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 on Friday, September 29th from 8:30pm until 10:30pm.
We’ll also be the opening act for the Queens Jazz OverGround/Culture Lab LIC 2023 Fall Jazz Fest on Sunday, October 8th Culture Lab LIC, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. We’ll be playing on the outdoor stage in the parking lot at 2PM.
The band at both events will feature Hashem Assadullahi on alto and soprano saxophones, Hyuna Park on piano, Sam Bevan on bass, and Brian Woodruff on drums. Brian Woodruff and Friends boasts a talented and revolving cast of musicians performing a mix of Brian’s original compositions with inspiring music he has encountered through a lifetime of study and work, performed by a straight-ahead but adventurous quartet.
A Centering Peace
I’ll be releasing my third album as a leader on June 25, 2021.
A Centering Peace features nine new original compositions arranged for my sextet, with Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Lisa Parrott on alto and soprano saxophones, Alan Ferber on trombone, Pete McCann on guitar, and Matt Clohesy on bass. I wrote some lyrics too, so we’ll be joined by guest vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger on three of the tracks.
Please join us for a CD release party on Sunday, July 11 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Culture Lab LIC in the parking lot of the Plaxall Gallery. The Gallery is located at 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. The band will feature Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Hashem Assadullahi on alto and soprano saxophone, Alan Ferber on trombone, Pete McCann on guitar, Matt Clohesy on bass, and featured vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger. We hope to see you there. NYC will be open for business, but we’re outside anyway and seating in the lot is set up for social distancing, so there is no need to worry!