(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The Howard Fishman Quintet brings its original blend of New Orleans, country, and gospel music and narrative-driven songs to PS21 on Saturday, July 30, at 8pm. The band combines the exuberance and spontaneity of jazz with a storyteller’s sense of drama, emotional depth, and play, and includes an all-star cast of musical talent. Joining Fishman are guitarist Scott Barkan, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, sousaphonist Kenny Bentley and Moses Patrou on drums.
Singer, composer, guitarist and bandleader Howard Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues, and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic to create a sound entirely his own. The New York Times has written that his music “transcends time and idiom,” and in a 2010 essay in Berkshire Living Magazine, Seth Rogovoy paid tribute to Fishman’s “seemingly inexhaustible wellspring of creativity,” his “kaleidoscopic palette of sound,” and his “sensibility spanning much of the history of twentieth-century American popular music in the broadest sense of the term, as well as embracing European influences, which of course have always played an important role in American music.”
Tickets for the Howard Fishman Quintet are $25 general admission, $20 for PS21 members, and $14 for students. Tickets can be purchased at PS21, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out.
PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the village of Chatham.
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is a not-for-profit organization in Chatham, N.Y., dedicated to the performing arts and to serving a diverse community with concerts, programs and residencies by professional artists and ensembles, youth and children’s programming and cultural education opportunities for all ages.