Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Larry Coryell and Larry Grenadier In Concert To Benefit Queens Galley

Each year, Lydia DeJohnette organizes benefit concerts that feature her husband, the legendary Jack DeJohnette, in a series of concerts to raise money in support of the Queens Galley, Family of Woodstock and other local endeavors through live music. This year, the group will perform at Falcon Arts in Marlboro, NY as well as the Culinary Institute of America.

I will certainly see you there!

– Rebecca Martin

Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Larry Coryell, And Larry Grenadier    

In Concert To Benefit The Queens Galley Of Kingston

At The Falcon (August 27 & 28) And At The CIA (September 18)


Two Singular Nights of Music at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY, with

DeJohnette, Coryell, and Grenadier on August 27 and

DeJohnette, Scofield, Lovano and Grenadier on August 28


One Incredible Night of Epicurean Jazz at The CIA in Hyde Park, NY with

DeJohnette, Scofield, Lovano and Grenadier and

Award-winning Student-Chefs at the World’s Premier Culinary College in NY –

The Culinary Institute of America – on September 18


Kingston, NY — Legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette’s Annual Benefit Concerts in Woodstock to benefit local non-profits takes flight this summer with three spectacular nights of music in nearby Marlboro and Hyde Park, about an hour-and-half from New York City.

Spearheaded by DeJohnette, his friends and fellow Hudson Valley-area residents – guitar masters John Scofield and Larry Coryell, premier tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and in-demand bassist Larry Grenadier – will perform together in a series of benefit concert for The Queens Galley, a Kingston, NY–based non-profit organization that provides awareness, education, relief and prevention of food insecurity in America.

First up is Friday, August 27th with Larry Coryell and Larry Grenadier at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY, about 70 miles north of New York City.  Next night at The Falcon, on Saturday, August 28th, is with John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and Larry Grenadier.  In keeping with The Falcon’s philosophy, suggested donation is at $30, with all proceeds going directly to benefit The Queens Galley.

Finally, on Saturday, September 18, is a musical and culinary extravaganza sponsored by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)’s Students for Advanced Career Experience and Women Chefs and Restauranteurs in Hyde Park, NY.  The CIA’s award-winning student chefs will showcase their talent that highlights the food of the Hudson Valley with a seven-course farm-to-table tasting menu dinner with the artists before the concert ($200) and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under the stars ($75) for general admission.

It may be summertime, but the living is not easy for many people who are finding it harder and harder to figure out where their next meal is coming from.  Food pantries and soup kitchens are struggling to keep up with demand, even as government funding is cut to the bone.  According to Diane Reeder, Founder and Director of The Queens Galley and a student at The CIA, “we serve about 9000 meals per month and have seen an increase of 37% compared to this time last year.  In August, we will see an additional spike because of children not in school who would normally have access to free or reduced price lunches and families will struggle with putting food on the table and gathering back to school supplies.”

The Queens Galley prepares each meal from scratch, with the assistance of volunteer chefs, culinary students and professionals as well as dedicated community members.  The Queens Galley is also more than a soup kitchen – they create and implements programs that teach children and families how to make nutritious meals on a limited budget.  As a privately funded organization, they welcome anyone in need of assistance, without proof of poverty, and must rely on private donations and support from local residents and businesses.

Edward Kopp, President of The CIA’s Students for Advanced Career Experience notes, “September 18th is Yom Kippur, the end of the Jewish High Holy days and the Day of Atonement.  It is also a day of fasting, which seems very appropriate for a benefit to help feed those in need.”  One of the selected songs scheduled to be played by DeJohnette, Scofield, Lovano and Grenadier is John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” which Kopp notes is “a very spiritual song for such a spiritual day.”

Support live music and help to put an end to hunger!

Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Larry Coryell, and Larry Grenadier in Concert

Benefit for The Queens Galley of Kingston, NY, who support, create and implement programsdedicated to the affordable nutritional education of children, families and seniors.

Friday, August 27, 2010 at 8 PM at The Falcon

Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 8 PM at The Falcon

Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM* / 7:30 PM** / 9:00 PM*** at The CIA

 *Meet the Artists VIP Dinner / **General Admission with Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres / ***Concert

August 27 & 28 – The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY  12542

September 18 – The CIA, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY  12538

$30 Suggested Donation at The Falcon / www.liveatthefalcon.com
$75 General Admission with Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres / $200 VIP Dinner with Artists at The CIA

Tickets for The CIA can be purchased in advance online: www.thequeensgalley.org

For more information, please contact The Queens Galley at (845) 338-3468.  For more information on the concerts at The Falcon, please visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.  To purchase tickets for the concert and dinner at

The CIA, please visit The Queens Galley website at www.thequeensgalley.org.


About Jack DeJohnette: Grammy-award winner Jack DeJohnette is widely regarded as one of jazz music’s greatest drummers.  He has collaborated with most major figures in jazz history, such as: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, George Benson, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter and Eddie Harris, who is responsible for convincing DeJohnette to stick with drums. His wide-ranging style, capable of playing in any modern idiom while maintaining a well-defined voice, has kept him in demand as a drummer and as a bandleader, as well as a fan favorite. He has recorded for Columbia, Landmark, MCA/GRP, and Toshiba/EMI/Blue Note, with the bulk of his recordings on the ECM label. He also has a growing catalogue on his own imprint, Golden Beams Productions, since the label’s launch in 2005. While continuing to lead his own projects and bands, DeJohnette has also been a 25-plus-year member of the immensely popular trio with Keith Jarrett and Gary Peacock.  His latest CD (and vinyl), “Music We Are,” with Danilo Perez and John Patitucci, is out on Golden Beams and its accompanying, behind-the-scenes film was shown at the Woodstock Film Festival.  www.jackdejohnette.com

About John Scofield: John Scofield, one of the “big three” of current jazz guitarists, is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.  After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years and in 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet.  He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978.  From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis.  Since then, he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh.  He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends.  Touring the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music at New York University, a husband and father of two.  www.johnscofield.com

About Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell, one of the world’s acknowledged guitar masters, has recorded more than 75 albums over the past 40 years as a bandleader, soloist and ‘featured accompanist’.  Hailed by his legion of fans as one of “the guitar gods” in the late 1970s and as a “truly Renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing”, he has also been christened as “a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion” by the New York Times, and dubbed “the Godfather of Fusion” by DownBeat.  From late 60’s through early 70’s, Larry has toured with Jack Bruce and was featured in sessions with Jimmy Webb, the 5th Dimension, Charles Mingus, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin. In 1974 Larry formed The 11th House, the most popular and successful Fusion band of its time; after it disbanded, Larry was signed by Clive Davis for Arista Records, where he made a series of solo albums, followed by a direct-to-disc recording with the Brecker Brothers. In 2007, Hal Leonard released Larry’s Autobiography “Improvising, My Life In Music” and a retrospective print folio of Larry’s own compositions. Larry has designed and is spokesman for his own professional line of guitars made by Cort. He also endorses Parker Guitars, Sibelius Music Software, DR Strings and the Henriksen “Jazz Amp”.  www.larrycoryell.net

About Joe Lovano: Jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began playing alto saxophone as a child.  He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and his early professional gigs were as a sideman with organists Lonnie Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, and Woody Herman Thundering Herd.  After settling in New York City, where he eventually joined the Mel Lewis Orchestra for its regular Monday night concert at the Village Vanguard, playing from 1980 to 1992 and recording six albums with the Orchestra.  Lovano joined the Paul Motian band in 1981 and has since worked and collaborated with John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Higgins, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Michel Petrucciani, Lee Konitz, Abbey Lincoln, Tom Harrell, McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, Jim Hall, Bob Brookmeyer and many more.  In recent years, he has collaborated with two other premier tenor saxophonists of his generation, Dave Liebman and the late Michael Brecker, in the collective Saxophone Summit.  Lovano’s illustrious relationship with Blue Note Records began in 1991 and includes eight Grammy nominations with a win in the Best Large Ensemble category for 2000’s 52nd Street Themes.  His latest on Blue Note is ‘Folk Art’ with his dynamic new ensemble, UsFive.  www.joelovano.com.

About Larry Grenadier                    : Larry was born into a musical family in San Francisco, Californa.  In the early 1990’s, Larry first met and played with pianist Brad Mehldau. Brad’s trio that included Larry and Jorge Rossy went on to  become one of the major groups of the time. Also during this time Larry played in John Scofield’s band and with Pat Metheny with whom he spent a few years touring with the guitarist in a trio with drummer Bill Stewart. Other musicians Larry played with included Charles Lloyd, Billy Higgins, Michael Brecker, and Paul Motian. He is a part of the collaborative trio FLY which includes drummer Jeff Ballard and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. They have recorded two critically acclaimed albums, the latest one being on the ECM label. Larry is a resident of the Hudson Valley, where he lives with his wife Rebecca and their son, Charlie James.

About The Queen’s Galley: The Queens Galley is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization that provides awareness, education, relief and prevention of food insecurity in America.  The Queens Galley supports, creates and implements programs dedicated to the affordable nutritional education of children, families and seniors. The kitchen puts out three meals a day 365 days a year, and serves anyone who needs a meal.  The doors open for breakfast at 8:00am, lunch is from noon to 1:00pm, and dinner is served 5:00pm-6:00pm.  www.thequeensgalley.org

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