KEEPING THE BEAT! THE AL GALLODORO QUARTET with JoAnn Chmielowski, piano; Ryan Cyrbus, Bass; and Lou Colone, drums; at SEGO CAFE, ONEONTA, NY, Saturday September 22, 8-11PM.
Here's the incomparable Al with his talented student Erin Johnston at the Sego this April at a show we attended:
Dr. Alfred J. Gallodoro (born June 20, 1913) is still keeping the beat with his new state of the art Pacemaker implant! At over 94 years young, Gallodoro continues to thrill his listeners with his impeccable musicianship and incredible mastery of his instruments. His admirers include more than just saxophone aficionados--he recently appeared twice at Cornell University's Weill Medical College for concerts and as the subject of an extensive interview on longevity and vitality.
Al is one of only 13 artists who recorded before 1940 that is still active and recording, During a professional career spanning an amazing nine decades, Gallodoro has played his saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet in all forms and venues of music.
Al was called upon in April 2006 to perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the NYC Harmonie Ensemble, a piece for which he holds the distinction of a world’s record--over 10,000 performances throughout his association of nearly four decades with the “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman.
For more information, please visit the Official Al Gallodoro Website.
SEGO CAFE, Main St, Oneonta, New York. Reservations 607-432-0228