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Event details:

P.S. 76 A . Philip Randolph
Thu., October 14, 2010 – 3:30 PM
P.S. 76 A. Philip Randolph
220 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027
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Lineup: Hans Glawischnig, Ignacio Berroa, Jaleel Shaw, Robert Rodriguez,  

About the venue:

P.S. / I.S. 76 “a shining light in the heart of Central Harlem” is located at 220 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027.  Our teaching staff is a vibrant mix of young and experienced teachers from diverse backgrounds, all of whom are fully committed to the academic growth and well-being of their students.  P.S. / I.S. 76 has  a strong work ethic committed to  working in collaboration with parents, teachers, support staff and our local community to create a nurturing and supportive atmosphere for learning.  This “teamwork approach” is self-evident by the cordial atmosphere of our students and staff which is reflected in their outstanding improvement in test scores and exemplary work proudly displayed in classrooms and bulletin boards. 
 In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum we provide our students with a recently renovated gymnasium and playground equipped with four chess tables utilized by our students to intellectually challenge their opponents.  The adjoining race track is where our children rally to chant our P.S. / I.S. 76 slogan, “P.S. 76 is R E D  H O T!!!!  We are proud of the team spirit that surrounds our community.  The encouragement and motivation felt by our students is what drives their competitive spirit. 

Performer Details:

Hans Glawischnig — Bass

Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig is one of the most in-demand bassists on the New York jazz scene today. Born in Graz, Austria, he first started playing violin at age 6, then switched to the bass in his early teens.  He relocated to the United States in 1989 and earned scholarships to Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, where he received his B.A.(magna cum laude) and and M.A. degrees, respectively.  He began a long string of associations as a sideman with artists as wide-ranging as Bobby Watson, Maynard Ferguson, Paquito D'Riviera, Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, the Mingus Big Band, Billy Cilds, Joe Locke, Eward Simon, Claudia Acuna, Carolyn Leonhart, Donny McCaslin,Dafnis Prieto, Dave Binney and Ben Monder, just to name a few, and has appeared on more than 50 recordings.

Since 1996 he has been active in the Latin Jazz arena as a member of Ray Barretto's New World Spirit Sextet,as well as  David Sanchez 'Melaza' Sextet, an ensemble which recorded several Grammy-nominated CDs. Presently he is a member of Miguel Zenon's quartet which has recorded 5 CDs and tours extensively.  Chick Corea hired him in 2006 for his 'Spirit of Mozart' ensemble, a project dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Chick also appears as a guest on Hans' second release, Panorama for Sunnyside Records, a critically acclaimed CD that, like Hans' first recording, Common Ground for Fresh Sounds/New Talent, features original compositions exclusively.

Hans Glawischnig's website
Ignacio Berroa — Drums

Ignacio Berroa

Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times.
Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: “… the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro Cuban music as well as Jazz…”

Ignacio Berroa was born in Havana Cuba on July 8 1953.
In 1980 Ignacio left his country during the Mariel Boatlift, moved to New York and joined Dizzy Gillespie’s quartet in 1981 becoming the drummer of all the important bands Gillespie formed until his death in 1993.
As an educator Ignacio has conducted clinics and master classes all over the world.
As an author he made his mark with the instructional video: Mastering the Art of Afro – Cuban Drumming as well as the books: Groovin’ in Clave and A New Way of Groovin’.

His first album as a leader, “Codes”, released under Blue Note Records, was nominated for a Grammy in 2007.
“Codes” also won a Danish Music Award in 2007 as best International Jazz Album.

Ignacio has recorded and played with musicians of the stature of:
 McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Tito Puente and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, just to name a few.

Ignacio Berroa's website
Jaleel Shaw — alto saxaphone

Jaleel Shaw

Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he studied with saxophone instructors Rayburn Wright and Robert Landham. He also studied with jazz instructor Lovette Hines, whose students have included Bassist Christian McBride, Organist Joey Defrancesco, Drummers Johnathan Blake & Ari Hoenig, Vocalist Bilal, Trumpeter Daud El-Bakara, and keyboardist Kamal of The Roots.

As a teen, Jaleel performed, jammed and sat in at the many clubs in Philadephia, honing his chops and developing strong relationships with the many great musicians that Philadelphia had to offer as well as the musicians that came to Philadelphia from New York City. Jaleel also had many mentors in Philadelphia, including Violinist John Blake, saxophonists Bootsie Barnes, Odean Pope and Grover Washington Jr., and Byard Lancaster, and pianist Alfie Pollit.

Upon graduating from high school, Jaleel received a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. He attended Berklee for four years and earned a dual degree in Music Education and Performance in 2000. While attending Berklee, studied privately with Saxophonist Andy Mcghee, Billy Pierce, George Garzone, and Shanon LeClaire. During his time in Boston Jaleel received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Musical achievement (1998), two Woodwind Dept. Chair Awards, The Outstanding Student Teacher Award, and The Boston Jazz Society Award (1999).

After graduating from Berklee, Jaleel received a scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he received his Masters in Jazz Performance in May, 2002. During his time at the Manhattan School of Music, Jaleel was recruited by both the Mingus Big Band and Count Basie Orchestra. Jaleel appears on two Grammy Nominated CD's by the Mingus Big Band - "Tonight at Noon" and "I Am Three".

A year after finishing his graduate studies, Jaleel joined Temple University as a part-time private lesson and ensemble instructor.. From Temple Jaleel joinedthe New School University in NY, teaching private saxophone lessons. Today Jaleel still takes part in many jazz education programs in the US and abroad.

After being in New York for 5 yrs, Jaleel's debut CD "Perspective" was release in June 2005 to raved reviews from Jazzwise Magazine, The New York Times. It was named one of the top 5 debut CD's of 2005 by All About Jazz Magazine, Jazzwise Magazine, and the Jazz Journalist Association. In the Fall of 2005, Jaleel joined world renown drummer Roy Haynes' Quartet and recorded the Grammy Nominated CD "Whereas" with the group for the Dreyfus Label.

In the beginning of 2008, Jaleel launched his on record label - Changu Records, on which he released his second CD - Optimism. In the Summer of 2008, Jaleel was nominated as one of the Up and Coming Jazz Musicians of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Today Jaleel continues to perform primarily in 3 groups - The Roy Haynes Quartet, the Mingus Big Band, and his own Quartet and Quintet.

Jaleel Shaw's website
Robert Rodriguez — piano

Robert Rodriguez

Pianist/Composer, Robert Rodriguez was born on January 11, 1978 in New York City. Inspired by his father who is a drummer, Robert began to pursue music from a very early age.  Robert studied piano and percussion at the New World School of The Arts in Miami and proceeded with a full scholarship to achieve his bachelor’s of studio music and jazz from the University of Miami. During his studies at these two institutions, Robert was given the opportunity to perform with Jerry Bergonzi, Jon Faddis, Kenny Weeler, and Maria Schneider. Living in Miami and attending the UM, he began working with Ira Sullivan and during the senior year college he began to tour with the Arturo Sandoval band. In October of 2000, Robert moved back to his hometown of New York City and began to work professionally with Ray Barretto, Roy Haynes, Charlie Haden, Ignacio Berroa, David Sanchez, Richard Bona, Dave Samuels, Joe Locke, Paquito D’Rivera and Dave Weckl.

Robert Rodriguez's website