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Ron Aprea Big Band: Tribute To Frank Foster

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as Ron Aprea & his Big Band tribute Frank Foster at Birdland on June 26th at 5:30pm!

Ron Aprea and his big band with vocalist Angela DeNiro will pay tribute to composer, arranger, saxophonist, Frank Foster. Ron will be debuting his montage arrangement of Mr. Foster’s compositions for this June 26th show.

Veteran bandleader, arranger, and jazz saxophonist Ron Aprea returns to Birdland with his 16-piece big band and vocalist Angela DeNiro.

Ron is a saxophone/woodwind specialist, recording artist, producer, arranger, composer, radio and tv host, band leader, and author. He has performed with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman, Frank Foster, Tito Puente, John Lennon, Nat Adderley, Charlie Persip, Kenny Barron, Elvin Jones, and many other wonderful artists. His appearances, both in the U.S. and abroad, include five recent performances with his big band and Angela DeNiro at Birdland. Angela has 3 albums of her own, and has recorded with jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin, Mark Murphy, and others.

Ron Aprea and Angela DeNiro have performed at notable jazz festivals including the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and headlined Les Nuits du Jazz Festival, in Nantes, France.

Ron has now ventured out as a writer. His autobiography, The Era I Almost Missed, takes readers through his unusual musical journey from the end of the big band era in the 50’s, through the turbulent 60’s and onward. Copies of his new release will be available during this performance, along with his musical albums.


June 26
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Birdland Jazz Club
315 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036 US
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