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Claffy/Gould: Young Jazz Titans LIVE in Harlem!

July 14, 2014
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1musicThis Thursday July 17th at 8:30pm there’s something amazing happening in Harlem!
Get yourself over to Ginny’s Supper Club downstairs at The Red Rooster for a special treat!
Alexander Claffy was raised in a musical household (his father is a pianist, his mother, a vocalist), and had many of his earliest lessons on bandstands in the heart of Philadelphia. As a teenager, Claffy was fortunate enough to find a mentor in Philly native Mike Boone, and has continued his study of the double bass with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Dwayne Burno, Ben Wolfe, Orin O’Brien and Gregg August. Since moving to New York City in 2011, he has had the honor of working with many of his living heroes, including Johnny O’Neal, Louis Hayes, J.D. Allen, Stacy Dillard, Duane Eubanks, and Theo Hill, as well as longtime teacher Orrin Evans, on whose 2013 release “[It Was Beauty]” he made his recording debut. Alex also appears on two forthcoming records in 2014: JD ALLEN’S “BLOOM” and Ralph Peterson Jr.’s “Alive at Firehouse 12: Volume II” Alexander resides in Harlem and performs regularly with his stellar group.

Victor Gould, a pianist from Los Angeles, began playing piano at the young age of four. He was fortunate to grow up in a household where his parents supported him wholeheartedly. His undergraduate degree was completed at Berklee College of Music where he was a recipient of the Herbie Hancock Presidential Scholarship. Immediately after he graduated from Berklee, Victor attended the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and received his Masters Degree. Gould’s honors include the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award, and in 2006 He was a semifinalist in The Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. As a member of the Donald Harrison Quartet, Gould recorded three CD’s and a DVD, and toured the United States and Europe. He has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Ralph Peterson, Wallace Roney and many others. Victor is currently residing in New York and has been a member of the Wallace Roney Quintet for over a year. In that time he has recorded 2 albums with him. Victor will release his debut album this year.

Get tickets here, and we will see YOU there!

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