Critically acclaimed saxophonist, multi-woodwind player, and composer, Aaron Irwin has emerged as an important new voice of his generation. His debut album Into the Light was hailed by the New Yorker magazine as being one of the ten best jazz recordings of 2006 alongside such artists such as Ornette Coleman, Joe Lovano, and Paul Motian. His playing has been described by Jazz Times as “generat[ing] thoughtful dialogs, crunchy little grooves, and moments of great emotive power.”
More recently, Aaron splits his time between Philadelphia and New York performing and teaching. He can be heard on concert stages, jazz clubs, dive bars, and Broadway pit orchestras. He is on faculty teaching woodwind classes at the British International School in Manhattan and is a proud teaching artist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also was recently featured in jazz author Cicily Janus’ new 2010 book The New Face of Jazz (Billboard Books).
JC Sanford Quartet
JC Sanford - trombone
Mike Baggetta - guitar
Dave Ambrosio - bass
Russ Meissner - drums
following Aaron Irwin Quintet @ 7:30
Thirsty Thursday Trivia 8 PM
Are You Smarter Than Mona Mour? Prizes ! Booze ! Food !
Find out every Thursday at 8pm when the Brooklyn and PTown drag starlet Mona Mour hosts a free team trivia game at Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights. Will your team walk away the winner or will Mona stump you with her vast knowledge? Prizes for first, second, and last place! Grab some grub and guzzle some booze as you put your brains to the test. Weekly at 8pm. Free.
The charming and debonair Mr. Wonderful hosts this evening of Karaoke featuring everything from country favorites to pop-classics, every Thursday at Branded Saloon