Join us at the Riverview Jazz Festival: the premiere jazz festival in Jersey City
John Bauers and Friends at Pershing Field
Thursday June 7th, 7-9 pm
Co – Sponsored by PERSHING FIELD GARDEN FRIENDS and Riverviewjazz.org – https://www.riverviewjazz.org/
John Bauers, pianist and vocalist from Swingadelic and local yokel from the Heights brings his quartet to Pershing Field as part of the weeklong Riverview Jazz Fest on Thursday, June 7th from 7-9 pm.
The quartet will include fellow Swingadelic band members Neal Pawley (vocals, trombone, Guitars), Dave Post (bass), and Paul Pizzuti. Expect a lively, entertaining, swinging mix of New Orleans grooves, as well as Swing, Boogie Woogie, American Songbook Standards, and Soul. Dancing is encouraged!
John Bauers piano/vocals is an Emmy Award winning composer, pianist and vocalist. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and received a National Endowment of the Arts grant to study jazz piano and composition with Joanne Brackeen. He has led blues bands, jazz trios, cabaret shows performing in in Europe, Africa, and all across America. He performs in concert halls, clubs, restaurants, libraries, and outdoor festivals throughout the New York area, and fronts a popular New Jersey Swing Band, Swingadelic, with whom he has recorded 5 CD’s. His repertoire of American Songbook standards, Blues, and pop tunes from 60’s is a crowd-pleasing mix. He is currently performing his show “One More For the Road: The Songs of Johnny Mercer” and along with Swingadelic has just released a CD of Mercer tunes called “Mercerville” on the Zoho Label.
Dave Post, bass
Founder and bandleader of Swingadelic, Dave has played with many rock, blues and country bands including Bill Haley’s Comets, Mitch Woods, Sleepy Labeef, Barbara Lynn, Larry Gatlin and has performed with poet Allen Ginsberg and writer Ken Kesey. Attended Livingston College music department ’74/’75. Dave has produced numerous recording, including 6 with his big band, Swingadelic, the two most recent of which, “The Other Duke” and “Toussaintville”, are released on the prestigious Zoho label. He was until recently co-owner of Maxwell’s, NJ’s premier rock ‘n’ roll night club.
Neal Pawley trombone/vocals/guitar
Originally from Sheffield, England, Neal has been a musician in New York City for 30 years. In that time, he has performed on stage with many artists from Billy Eckstine to Tom Jones and the Allman Brothers Band. In addition to being the trombonist – and playing the occasional acoustic guitar part onstage – for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Neal is also one half of the Henry Mancini-meets-Fatboy Slim-over-a-glass-of-wine/ Serge Gainsbourg-swingin’-meets-electronica duo known as “11 Acorn Lane.” Their music has appeared in many TV shows, movies and commercials. Pawley’s bass and lead vocals were featured in the critically acclaimed Americana band Bucktooth Johnson.
Jersey City native and longtime Hoboken resident Paul has a list long list of Broadway credits, from years playing original production of “Cats” to currently playing the Tony nominated “Carousel” he has played with symphony orchestras (NY Philharmonic), perfomed on the Grammy and Tony Awards programs, toured with Patty LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell, and is an in demand drummer and percussionist for New York big bands and jazz combos. He is the go to drummer for Swingadelic, with whom he has recorded several CDs.