Jeff Antoniuk w/ The David Bach Consort
Jeff Antoniuk - saxophones
David Bach - keyboards
Lorenzo Sands - electric bass
Wes Crawford (f), Greg Phillips (s) - drums
Eddie Montalvo -percussion
Jeff Antoniuk, a Twins Jazz favorite performer, is teaming up with David Bach for a weekend of grooving, funky world jazz. The David Bach Consort is a renowned world music and electric jazz group, and this combination of forces is going to be stellar. Don’t miss a great weekend of music ranging from the Beatles and Miles Davis to award-winning compositions by David and Jeff.
Heralded for his “considerable chops” (Jazz Times Magazine) and “a creative spark that never lets up,” (Rochester City Paper) saxophonist, composer and educator Jeff Antoniuk is one of the top call players on the east coast. His Digging Deeper Jazz videos on Your Tube and Face Book are approaching a half million views. He has received numerous awards and commissions, and has produced over 10 critically acclaimed albums over the past several decades. He is currently the Artistic Director of both Maryland Summer Jazz and Jazz Band Masterclass, and has performed with the likes of Jimmy Haslip, Marcus Miller, Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung. http://www.JeffAntoniuk.com
David Bach Consort
A winner of the 2016 Maryland Music Awards “Best Jazz Artist”, Bach’s recording Otherworld, reached #28 in the CMJ National Jazz Chart and #4 in the Canadian Earshot National Jazz Chart. Testament to his popularity as a recording artist, Bach’s discography extends back 15 years, starting with Window on the West (which received major airplay at notable smooth jazz stations in D.C. and NYC) and including the world music driven 5 Thousand Words, A Deep Breathand Live at Baker Park.
“You only have to watch a minute of David Bach’s slamming performance at the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on YouTube to realize he’s an explosive, funky player whose band – while still more of a regional sensation – is on par with that of any top act on the contemporary jazz scene. While the urban-funk jazz vibe of Otherworld puts him right in the pocket with the genre’s A-list artists, it’s those other worlds that really give his deeper musical spirit spotlights to shine. I love the bluesy touches on ‘Sapphire’, the way he rocks ‘Rite or Wrong’ and the elegance and ambience of beautiful pieces like ‘Layer of My Heart’. I think Maryland’s best kept secret is out and hopefully this means that fans beyond his home region can expect regular performances of his delightfully eclectic music.”
– Jonathan Widran, Jazz Journalist