Jazz on the Hill
May 23, 20212:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A very special free Jazz trio performance is not to be missed on Sunday the 23rd of May, from 2-4 on our hillside with Jack Brandfield Trio with Aidan Cotner and Stanley Ruvinov. Jack just released his first album “I’ll Never Be the Same”, to rave reviews of Jazz critics -- he also just happens to be Betty Held’s (co-founder of Stone Hill Winery) grandson. Catch a rising star!
LISTEN TO JACK HERE
Gut String Records recording artist and New York City native tenor saxophonist Jack Brandfield is a passionate musician who brings his own style in carrying the torch for the great jazz saxophonists and interpreters of the Great American Songbook. His debut album release on Gut String Records, I’ll Never Be The Same features Rodney Whitaker on bass and Randy Napoleon on guitar. Jack is currently a scholarship recipient at The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami and pursuing a M.M degree.
Jack’s talents have been recognized by jazz luminaries that he has shared the stage with such has John Pizzarelli, Rodney Whitaker, Bill Cunliffe, and Harry Allen. He has performed in venues and festivals such as Rose Hall, The Detroit Jazz Festival, Swing 46, The Mahawie Theater, Music Mountain, Tuba Bach Festival, and Merrimans Playhouse working as as a leader and sideman with Diego Rivera, Randy Napoleon, The Micheal Dease Big Band, Konrad Paszkudzki, Daduka De Fonseca, Muacha Adnet, James Chirillo, Pasquale Grasse, Paul Keller, Mike Karn, Felix Lemerle, Rick Roe, The Kevin Blanq Big Band, Paul Sikivie, Neal Miner, Clovis Nicolas, ect.
What The Critics Have To Say...
"Jack's playing makes me so happy! He's full of melodies, swings hard and with conviction. We know that the vitality of swing jazz is in great hands with guys like Jack on the scene!" John Pizzarelli
“A timeless treasure chest.” Jazz Weekly, George W. Harris, March 29, 2021
“I’ll Never Be the Same is a pleasing elixir on the senses...A sense of love, joy, and tranquility radiates in every track. Jack Brandfield, while still in his early twenties, has mastered the properties of cool jazz and bebop. His music shows traits of traditional, modern, and improvised jazz.” Jazz2Love, Susan Francis, February 25, 2021
“the perfect soundtrack for nighttime escape... The album is so intimate you feel every pluck of the strings and every breath flowing through the sax...” JPs Music, James Pasinsky, March 4, 2021
“An impressive debut album.” Jersey Jazz, Joseph Lang, February 12, 2021
“Like those great legends who inspired him, Jack Brandfield indeed sings through his horn, and this album introduces us to a marvelous new tenor sax voice that we look forward to hearing more from in the future.” Jazz Blues Magazine, Ron Weinstock, March 14, 2021
“I’ll Never Be the Same is appropriately titled because the thrill, the warmth, the intelligence of the album is truly changing. Brandfield belies his young years by playing timeless classics with an old soul’s ear for reverence and great fun.” The Sentinel & Rural News, Travis Rogers Jr., February 25, 2021