A Benefit Concert for 92Y School of Music - Rock n’ Roll from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvre at 6 pm with show at 6:30.
Ann Hoyt and Sarah Tolar, voice
Chris Bergson, guitar
James Reynolds, keyboard
Matt Clohesy, bass
Tony Leone, drums
Dennis Joseph, sax
Special Guest Artists
The Doo Wop Project
The Doo Wop Project was formed by current and former cast members from the Broadway company of Jersey Boys. With tight five part harmony, they recreate the classic Doo Wop sound, as well as taking contemporary songs and presenting them in a Doo wop format.
Performing some of your favorites:
Only Have Eyes for You
Morse Code of Love/Little Bitty Pretty One
The Way You Make Me Feel
The Angels Listened In
Not a performance of- or affiliated- with Jersey Boys.
Tickets: $100, $75 tax deductible
With MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of 2008, Fall Changes and #2 Blues Album of 2011, Imitate the Sun, New York guitarist/singer Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music." (Richard Skelly, All Music Guide). Chris Bergson has performed and/or shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Norah Jones, John Hammond, Little Sammy Davis, Etta James, and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few.
Based in New York City, Matt Clohesy has since gained much recognition as an acoustic and electric bassist worldwide. He has been called upon to tour and/or record with such notable band leaders as Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Geoffrey Keezer, Eric Reed, Kevin Hays, Ingrid Jensen, David Kikoski, Donny McCaslin, Tom Scott, Joel Frahm, Eric Alexander, Nat Adderley Jr, Diego Urcola, David Weiss, JD Allen, Jon Gordon, David Schnitter, Brad Shepik, Maria Schneider and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.
Ann Hoyt- voice
Originally from Menomonie, Wisconsin Ann has been living in NYC since 1994. She received her Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelors in Music from Illinois Wesleyan University. Her voice teachers have included Dr. David Nott, Adele Addison, Barrington Coleman and Helen Hodam. Equally at home on the operatic or musical theater stage, Ann is also an accomplished recital artist and has collaborated with Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis and Trinity Church Wall Street. Ms. Hoyt can be heard as a soloist on Hänssler and Naxos recording labels. Most recently she was the featured soprano soloist on Naxos’ The Complete Haydn Masses. Ann is the director of both the 92Y Junior Chorus and Glee Club. She has been on the faculty of the 92Y for over 10 years and her student's range in age from 8 to over 75 years!
Dennis Joseph, sax, clarinet and voice, has performed at virtually all the major venues in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, conducted at Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls), been featured on the Broadway Stage and performed with artists ranging from Pierre Boulez to Ashford & Simpson. A clarinet student of Stanley Drucker and saxophone student of Jimmy Heath, Dennis has been heard with numerous orchestras in New York, the Far East and Australia, and jazz, solo and chamber music recitals throughout the metropolitan area. He currently performs with Vince Giordano’s Nightwawks, with whom he appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator and is a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.
Drummer Tony Leone is a founding member of the contemporary roots music group Ollabelle. Leone has also performed and/or recorded with Levon Helm, Phil Lesh, Donald Fagen, Marshall Crenshaw, Shooter Jennings and Rickie Lee Jones as well as jazz legends Lou Donaldson, Slide Hampton and Cecil Payne.
Jamie Reynolds is a Canadian pianist, keyboardist and composer who has lived in New York City since 2005. Jamie has played with some of the top musicians in New York and has played at nearly all of New York's top jazz clubs and has toured extensively in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. In May 2012, Jamie released his debut album, Time with People, on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. Jamie has taught at the 92nd St. Y School of Music since 2006.
Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Sarah Tolar released her first CD of original compositions, Big Blue Moon, in 2009 and has performed with her band in New York City and throughout the northeast, as well as Texas, California, and Beijing, China. In spring 2013, Sarah toured Europe with her Prague trio to critical acclaim. She has opened for Grammy-award winner Christopher Cross and lent backing vocals to recording artist Sarah Brightman, Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo and television host Joe Scarborough. Sarah has worked as a bandleader and music producer for Donald Trump, Clive Davis, and Jimmy Buffett and has performed for James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel. Some of New York's finest jazz ensembles have featured Sarah, including Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, the Ron Sunshine Big Band and Sean Wayland's Barrenjoey with Keith Carlock and Nate Wood. Sarah's second CD, a jazz piano and vocal duo with pianist John Chin, will be released in Summer 2013 and she has started work on her next CD of original music. Sarah grew up in Colorado and California and received her Masters in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, she awarded Downbeat’s best collegiate jazz vocalist award. She began teaching private voice lessons at the 92Y in 2011 and enjoys her full studio.