The June Bisantz Quintet at The Poli Club - (click on image for full portfolio)
June Bisantz - voice
Alex Nakhimovsky - piano
Norman Johnson - guitar
Matt Dwonszyk - bass
Ed Fast - drums & percussion
I'm probably biased when it comes to The June Bisantz Quintet, but I admit my bias freely. This is a great band with truly extraordinary musicians. Every one of the players at The Poli Club in Waterbury the other night is a world class talent. Three of them, June, Norman and Alex just returned from their third tour together of Japan - with a stop in South Korea this time to open a new concert hall outside of Seoul.
The music played was a mix of Jazz standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "Summertime" and originals from an upcoming Bossa Nova album, "Love's Tango" which all five perform on, with music written by Alex Nakhimovsky and lyrics by June Bisantz. The transitions were seamless, making it at times difficult to remember which were the old standards and which the new originals. A downloadable single is available by clicking here.
It's impossible to say enough about these musicians - you're better off listening to their music.
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