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Fugitive Music presents The Lori Z Jazz Quintet

March 23, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- $15

The Lori Z Jazz Quintet:

Lori Zuroff (vocals)
Molly Flannery (piano)
Bill McCormack (bass)
Bill Vint (saxaphone and flute)
Miki Matsuki (drums)

Lori, Molly, and Bill, superb performers in their own right, get together weekly, fine tuning their skills — and getting down and dirty playing the music they love! For this evening’s performance, they add the sparkle of drums and sweet horns to perform music from the 1920s “early days” of jazz to present-day interpretations of jazz standards, blues, and contemporary music. They are at home honoring great players and composers — from Ellington to Jobim to Bacharach — and some of the great singers they admire, including Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Etta James. In November 2020, Lori released her debut jazz CD, “Ladybug,” featuring these fabulously talented musicians.

Lori Zuroff (vocals)
Lori has been singing with various rock, blues, R&B, and jazz bands for more 25 years. She has performed with both small and large bands in venues all over Boston including the Chick Singer Night at Johnny D’s and the Burren in Somerville, and The Mad Monkfish in Cambridge. In addition to leading this group, she also headlines The Lola Sweet Band. Lori studied jazz vocals for several years with Boston’s own jazz divas, Rebecca Parris and Dominique Eade, and with Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton in New York.

Bill Vint (saxaphone and flute)
Originally from Tucson, Bill began playing with jazz, blues, and Latin bands in nightclubs and venues while still in high school. As a student at Berklee College of Music, where he studied woodwinds with Joe Viola and Bill Pierce, he performed in many of the school’s most prestigious ensembles including Herb Pomeroy’s Concert Jazz Orchestra and the Thelonious Monk Ensemble. He has performed in bands backing Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Josh Groban, Bernadette Peters, and John Mayer, among many others. He has done big band/swing tours with the Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, and Harry James orchestras in addition to playing in the pit of many touring productions of Broadway musicals.

Molly Flannery (piano)
Molly is known for her distinctive touch on the piano, her melodic improvisations, and her ability to groove in jazz, Latin, and Brazilian idioms. After studying composition, improvisation and theory at Yale, Molly began her performing career in Japan where she appeared frequently at local clubs. When she eventually settled in Boston, she studied jazz with Ran Blake, Charlie Banacos, Kenny Werner, Harvey Diamond, and Doug Johnson. Her CD releases include ”Slow Dance at the Asylum” and “Riding the Bull.”

 Bill McCormack (bass)
Bill grew up in Ireland and started playing trumpet and bass at an early age. Before moving to the US, he played with many of Ireland’s top musicians including singers Honor Heffernan and Christine Tobin, and Stocktons Wing, and was a member of renowned jazz guitarist Louis Stewarts’ regular quartet. He continues to hold down the groove on a diverse Boston music scene playing both upright and electric bass with many of the area’s best musicians.

Miki Matsuki  (drummer)
Born in Matsuyama, Japan, Miki moved to the US to study jazz at the Berklee College of Music. In 2000, Miki’s band was selected “Best of Berklee.” She has performed and recorded in various musical settings including soundtrack work, radio and television, a tour of Korea, and so much more. Miki has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Darren Barrett, Frank Lacy, Cecil Brooks, Dave Bryant, and Stan Strickland, among others.

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets: $15/Advance • $20/door