Live Jazz at the JCC of Greater New Haven Presented by Blue Plate Radio featuring Keyboardist Tom Borino! Tom Borino is a founding member of the contemporary jazz band Airborne. For over 25 years, Borino has been one of the primary writers, arrangers, and performers in Airborne and, as a member of that band, has opened for Tower of Power, Jeff Lorber, Acoustic Alchemy, and many others. Tom has spent years performing as a soloist and in duos and trios. He works with other members of Airborne to produce and perform in various jazz education programs for all ages.
Live Jazz at the JCC of Greater New Haven Presented by Blue Plate Radio featuring Guitarist Greg Borino! Greg Borino is founding member of the band Airborne who is celebrating their 25th year with their latest CD, "Silver Skies." Greg has written, arranged, and produced many of Airborne's songs and is well-known as a studio musician and sideman for others including Freddie Paris and the 5 Satins.
Live Jazz at the JCC of Greater New Haven Presented by Blue Plate Radio featuring Guitarist Kevin Ryan! Kevin Ryan is a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music, played and recorded extensively in groups in the Boston area before moving to New York City where he composed music for the Bravo channel as well as performing and teaching. He currently resides in Connecticut where he teaches and performs. A Beatles enthusiast, Ryan's jazz-inspired renderings of Beatles classics are not only unique but easily recognizable.
Live Jazz at the JCC of Greater New Haven Presented by Blue Plate Radio featuring Guitarist George Lesiw! George Lesiw is a Berklee graduate who has been a staple on the New Haven music scene for over twenty years. In 2007, George Lesiw’s band was named Jazz Search Winners of the 20th Annual Long Beach (CA) Jazz Festival. Lesiw and his band also played the Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival, Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club, The Baked Potato, and the Jackie Slater & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament. Stints on the East Coast have been just as impressive including the venerable Café Nine and the Owl Shop, Toads Place, The Knitting Factory, Greenwich Village Bistro, The C Note, Acme Underground, Puppet House Theater, Underground Parade at Lorenzo Studios, Gathering of the Elements, the Collinsville Arts and Music Festival, and many more. George Lesiw's current CD, “Clarity,” is available now on Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes and at GeorgeLesiw.com.