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Happy Birthday to Lester Young! - $160

Saturday, August 27th, 6:30-9:30

Lester Young
Dave Jazz Bistro is proud to participate in Santa Fe Music Week with a special celebration in honor of the great Lester Young’s Birthday! Lester Willis Young was born on August 27th, 1909. As a prominent member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on the saxophone. Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies. We will be celebrating with John Rangel - Piano, Alex Murzyn - Sax, Terry Burns - Bass, John Trentacosta on Drums, and special guest James Emery on guitar who recently just moved here from New York. The group will be making special arrangements to honor Lester in a swinging evening of jazz and fun for all. Chefs from the Santa Fe School of Cooking will present a three course, fine dining experience that will serve as the perfect accompaniment to this musical delight!

John Rangel
Born and raised in New York City, Jazz Pianist, composer and producer John Rangel made his way to Santa Fe over after performing for 13 years in L.A. He is a very versatile jazz pianist and has traveled over the world with jazz greats; Sonny Fortune, Ravi Coltrane, and Nat Adderley, just to name a few. John is currently the music chair at New Mexico School for The Arts in Santa Fe.

Alex Murzyn
Alex Murzyn on saxophone, relocated to Santa Fe, NM after an extensive musical career in San Francisco, CA. Alex has performed with many jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clark and Bobby Shew. Alex is creating a video library of tenor sax and clarinet lessons for Sessions and currently teaches at the New Mexico School for the Arts.

James Emery
James Emery on guitar, is the co-founder of the chamber ensemble ‘The String Trio of New York’, virtuoso guitarist and composer, has received international recognition for his distinctive and highly original approach to both improvisation and composition. James has been an active performer, composer, and educator on the international jazz scene since 1975 and has composed over 150 works for chamber groups, jazz ensembles, and symphony orchestras.

Terry Burns
Terry Burns received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and moved to New York to study with the great Rufus Reid. He continued his career in Los Angeles and has played and recorded with many of the jazz greats. Terry spent 20 years of his collegiate career in Minneapolis acquiring a B.A. and M.A in music and working in higher education. Terry is now one of the elite bassist in New Mexico.

John Trentacosta
John Trentacosta, a native New Yorker, drummer and founder of the Santa Fe Jazz quintet Straight Up. John Trentacosta brought his collective big band and small group experience to New Mexico in 1992. John can be heard every Monday morning on KSFR at 9am-12pm on the Bopera House. John received his formal music education at New York University and was an Assistant Arts Director for The Staten Island Chamber Music Players, from 1978 – 1992. John currently serves as the director of the New Mexico Jazz Collective.


First Course
Shrimp Acapulco - shrimp, tomato & green onions in butter lettuce

Second Course (Guests will select one of three entrées for the main course)
Coc Au Vin - chicken in red wine with bacon, mushrooms & glazed shallots served with potato gratin and haricots verts
Sautéed Sea Scallops in Champagne Sauce served with served with potato gratin and haricots verts
Vegetarian Option - squash napoleon - selection of squash & eggplant with spicy tomato sauce

La Rein de Saba - Chocolate cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache & Caramel Sauce

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