Music at the Mansion

music_at_the_mansion_logo_color_100x36The Friends of Crawford Park are proud to present Music at the Mansion, an acoustic music series held at the historic Crawford Mansion on the grounds of Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.

The mission of Music at the Mansion is to raise money for the park through a series of musical events that feature a combination of nationally-renowned and exceptional local talent. The music will be eclectic, diverse, and will definitely entertain you. Our intimate venue seats about 100 and we host shows approximately every two months. Previous shows have featured Bill Kirchen, Sloan Wainwright, Guy Davis, and more.


SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017, 8PM:
Jazz at the Mansion featuring:
Erena Terakubo w/ guest Tuomo Uusitalo
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Erena TerakuboErena Terakubo was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1992. She began playing the alto saxophone at the age of nine. Between the ages of 10 and 15, she participated in the Sapporo Junior Jazz Orchestra, where she had the opportunity to have jazz clinics with musicians including Herbie Hancock and Tiger Okoshi. Terakubo later attended the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, where she was rewarded a full-tuition scholarship and was selected for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop with Terri Lyne Carrington. In 2011, she was chosen as one of just six Presidential Scholars from across the world to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 2014.

In 2010, she recorded her first album, “North Bird” with Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Lee Pearson, and Peter Bernstein. The album was released in Japan by Japanese major record label King, reached no. 1 on the Japanese jazz charts, and was awarded Swing Journal’s Gold Disc. Later that year, she performed with Ron Carter, Omar Hakim, and Will Boulware as part of the Tokyo Jazz Festival. In 2011, Terakubo recorded her second album, “New York Attitude” with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lee Pearson, and Dominick Farinacci, and in 2013, her long-awaited third album “Burkina” with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lenny White & Jimmy Cobb set a high valuation on her ability.

Her concert appearances have included Tokyo Jazz Festival, Sapporo City Jazz Festival, Jazz Week Osaka 2010 (with Michel Camilo Trio), Nagoya Jazz Festival (with Yosuke Yamashita), Kitara Hall (with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra), and D.C. Jazz Festival 2012. She has been fortunate to work with musicians such as Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Cobb, and Anthony Jackson.

Tuomo UusitaloTuomo Uusitalo is an award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and educator. Having released two albums as a leader, and appearing on numerous albums as a sideman, he has established himself in the New York jazz scene, and continues touring internationally both as a leader as well as sideman. Born in Tampere, Finland, Tuomo graduated with honors from University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) in 2012, and relocated to New York City. He performs regularly around the city at venues including Smalls, Mezzrow, Fat Cat, Zinc Bar, Cornelia Street Cafe, ShapeshifterLab, Cleopatra’s Needle, Garage, University of the Streets, and Arturo’s.

VIDEO:

Erena Terakubo performs “There Will Never Be Another You”:

Tuomo Uusitalo perform “Yardbird Suite”:

Tickets for this show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.


We are currently working on our fall schedule, please stay tuned!


THINGS WE LIKE

CaramoorWe are pleased to be a cultural partner with the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY. Check out Caramoor’s annual American Roots Festival on Sat. June 24, 2017!!

Other great live music: Clearwater Hudson River Revival on June 17-18, 2017, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on August 4-6, 2017, and Freshgrass Festival, September 15-17, 2017.

Sound City Music of Stamford CT does an excellent job of ensuring that the PA system sounds great at our shows. They also have rehearsal spaces for musicians.

Acoustic Live has listings of live music around the NYC area.


SPECIAL THANKS

Music at the Mansion would like to thank:

Town of Rye for providing the mansion for our use.
Port Chester Council for the Arts for providing our stage and lights.


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