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The Blue Soul Jazz Unit feat. Ricky Alfonso
December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Trumpeter and vocalist Ricky Alfonso has a style steeped in swing, blues and modern jazz. With a trumpet voice reminiscent of Miles, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan, he has long since developed a very personal musicality on the trumpet and vocals.
In a long and diverse musical career that includes a stint with rock icon Joe Cocker, Ricky has also worked with jazz luminaries including Mario Pavone, Michael Mussillami, Bill Lowe, Ed Blackwell, Joe Fonda, Thomas Chapin, Andy Jaffee, Fred Simmons and the late Bill Barron.
A composer, arranger and educator, he has earned degrees in music education and has taught in his studio and in the classroom for many years.
Ricky’s current group, the Blue Sou Jazz Unit performs modern jazz standards and original compositions as he carries on the tradition of high quality swing and modern jazz improvisation. Always looking forward to future performing and recording projects, Ricky can be found performing in many of New England’s best jazz venues.
He’s returning to Buttonwood Tree near the end of 2018 for another rousing Jazz showcase!
The Blue Soul Jazz Unit is:
Ricky Alfonso on Trumpet/Vocals
Chris Casey on Piano
Steve Bulmer on Bass
Tido Holtkamp on Drums.
They play Blues, Swing and Other Things.
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