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John Hicks & Elise Wood at Bösendorfer New York's Debut of Salon Jazz

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

”All that Jazz”
Salon Jazz at Bösendorfer New York
www.bosendorfernewyork.com

200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
212.684.1956
Gerhard Feldmann, President
Lisa L. Feldmann, Executive Vice President

First in a Début Series, Spring 2006

Featuring:
John Hicks on the Bösendorfer, Elise Wood on Flute and Alto Flute
(John Hicks & Elise Wood Website)
And
Bösendorfer Loudspeakers, powered by Einstein's "The Absolute Tune" fed by Einstein's "The Last Record Player" – connected via Dynamic Design cabling
(Read about Bösendorfer’s New Loudspeakers)

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
March 1, 2006


(Read a Review of the Hicks-Wood CD, Beautiful Friendship)

Program:
S. Styne/D. Kahn
Beautiful Friendship

Strayhorn/Ellington Medley
Daydream
Sophisticated Lady
Starcrossed Lovers


Antonio Carlos Jobim
Corcovado
Luiza
Summer Samba


Elise Wood
Expectations

John Hicks
After The Morning

Johnny Mercer
Skylark
Encore:
Leonard Bernstein

Some Other Time


Lisa Feldmann and Gerhard Feldmann of Bösendorfer New York presented, with this magazine, the first evening in a new Salon Jazz series, “All That Jazz”. The featured artists for this debut were John Hicks, playing the sumptuously sounding Bösendorfer, and Elise Wood, on flute and alto flute. This intimate showcase was designed for music aficionados to experience top jazz pianists (in duo, trio, and quartet), who would make the Bösendorfer sing, and sing it did tonight. All the pianos at the New York Bösendorfer showroom are handcrafted in Vienna, where, for more than 175 years, the master piano craftsmen meet the increasing demands for impeccable tone, action, and response. Bösendorfer New York is the first exclusive showroom for Bösendorfer pianos outside of Vienna. President Gerhard Feldmann is an internationally renowned piano and concert technician and a Bösendorfer piano maker.

John Hicks, from St Louis, toured with Albert King, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders, and Sonny Rollins. He performed for many years with the Betty Carter Trio and played and arranged for the Woody Herman Orchestra. As a bandleader, he recorded extensively. He now tours and performs in international venues. Elise Wood a flautist from Philadelphia, has appeared as a feature soloist and band member with Archie Shepp, Sir Roland Hanna, Clifford Jordan, and David Murray. She was an original member of the NY Jazz Flutet (a flutet that ranges from contra-bass flute to piccolo). Ms. Wood and Mr. Hicks have recorded and performed together for over a decade.

John Hicks, no stranger to the Bösendorfer (Both Birdland and Blue Note jazz clubs have the Bösendorfer as the official onstage piano), played ballads and original compositions with scintillating seamlessness, and the audience could hear the resilience and rapture of this crème de la crème instrument. Elise Wood is an accomplished flautist, whose lyrical and lilting flute enhanced and extended the mood and the moment. In particular, Skylark, one of my favorite ballads, was presented with exceptional elegance. Both Ms. Wood’s Expectations and Mr. Hicks’ After the Morning show versatility and talent in original compositions. At times Ms. Wood led the theme, but she allowed for generous piano solos that filled the showroom with magical music.

The magic was evidently engaging, as many of the Salon Jazz guests then explored the Bösendorfers in the showroom, as one guest after another participated in an impromptu piano jam. One even sang, while some just watched. In addition, the audio system featuring the Bösendorfer Loudspeakers was warmly welcomed in the playing of the Hicks-Wood recording, Beautiful Friendship. Thanks to Gerhard Feldmann at the “bar”, fine Austrian wines flowed throughout the reception, and European cheeses with fruit décor were enthusiastically enjoyed. Lisa Feldmann, with associates Maja, Elizabeth, and Robert, all facilitated conversation, photo opportunities, and rounds of refreshments. This was the quintessential networking event, with jazz aficionados and Bösendorfer fans together in an intimate, inspiring space.


There are three additional “All that Jazz” events scheduled for the Spring 2006 Début Series; see below, and reserve your seats early at:
All-that-Jazz@BosendorferNewYork.com or 212.684.1895
for guaranteed seating. Reservations are required. A season pass is still available.

Adults: $35, Seniors: $25, Students: $15. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM: The performances are followed by a reception with fine Austrian wines and European cheeses and a wonderful opportunity to meet the artist(s) and your fellow music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
The Jazz Expressions (Jimmy Scott’s Band):
Hilliard Greene on Bass, T. K. Blue on Saxophone
Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax on Drums, Aaron Graves on Piano
(Jazz Expressions Website)
Selections from Their CD: On The Road

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
Ryan Cohan Trio:
Ryan Cohan on Piano, Lorin Cohen on Bass
Surprise Guest on Drums
(Ryan Cohan Website)
Selections from Ryan’s CD: Here and Now

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
Cliff Korman and Anat Cohen
Cliff Korman on Piano and Anat Cohen on Saxophone
(Cliff Korman Website)
Selections from Cliff’s CD: Mood Ingênuo
(Pixinguinha Meets Duke Ellington)



John Hicks and Elise Wood
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Edward D. Carpp and Gerhard Feldmann
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Robert Abrams, ExploreDance.com, and Lisa Feldmann
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Bösendorfer Sound System
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Bösendorfer Loudspeaker VC7 in burl
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



John Hicks and Elise Wood
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



John Hicks at the Bösendorfer
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John Hicks at the Bösendorfer
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Elise Wood and John Hicks
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John Hicks at the Bösendorfer
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Lisa Feldmann, John Hicks, Elise Wood
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Jill McManus at the Piano Jam
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Dotti Taylor at the Piano Jam
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Gerhard Feldmann at the Bar
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Inside the Bösendorfer
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Dotti Taylor at the Piano Jam
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Kathryn Farmer at the Piano Jam
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Robert Abrams and Gerhard Feldmann
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Maja, Lisa, Elise
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Elise, Roberta, and the Matles Florist Roses
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



John Hicks and Jill McManus
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



The Piano Jam
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Dottie Taylor at the Piano Jam
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Mike Hysiak at the Piano Jam
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Jill McManus at the Piano Jam
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Robert Abrams and Bösendorfer Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Bösendorfer Guest and Lisa Feldmann
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End of a Long Evening
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Keith D'Elia at the Piano Jam
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



A Happy Finale to a Lovely Evening
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net