RIVERSIDE JAZZ NIGHT AT CITY VINEYARD: Bill Ware Performing VIBES w/ Jay Rodriguez 3/23
at City Winery New York City
- 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
RIVERSIDE JAZZ NIGHT: Bill Ware Performing VIBES w/ Special Guest
BILL WARE is an innovator on the vibraphone, performing, composing and arranging for a wide variety of jazz and classical ensembles as well as for film and multi-media projects. Born William A. Ware III in East Orange, NJ, on January 28, 1959, Ware trained at the Harlem Jazzmobile Workshop before he formed his first Latin jazz ensemble, AM Sleep. Since then, Ware has performed, recorded and toured internationally on vibraphone with hundreds of artists.
Early in his career he became a charter member of the internationally renowned group The Jazz Passengers. Mr. Ware was at the heart of the New York City “acid jazz” scene with Groove Collective. He toured as percussionist with Steely Dan in the 1993 - 1995 Alive in America concert tour, also appearing on the live album for that tour. In the 1990s, Ware formed the Club Bird All-Stars, with whom he toured Japan and recorded his debut as a leader, “Long and Skinny.” Ware formed his signature trio, Vibes out of the Jazz Passengers rhythm section. Ware followed it in 1999 with Keeping Up With the Jones'; which introduced his Y2K Jazz Quartet. Vibes has produced five albums, with a six recording from 2016 that has yet to be released. Ware also has been leader of several quartet and quintet ensembles throughout the past twenty years. He has performed as sideman with countless jazz artists, and is currently a member of the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, and The Puppeteers. Mr. Ware endorses Malletech Instruments and Zoom electronic effects.
Ware's film scores include collaborations with co-composer Roy Nathanson (“Martin and Orloff”, “Raising Victor Vargas”, “Undefeated”, Hal Willner’s "Harold Arlen Tribute", “Excess Baggage”, and the Jazz Passenger’s live performance to the cult classic film, "The Creature From the Black Lagoon") Ware has also composed several orchestral works, including three Symphonies; a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; and a Double Concerto for Vibraphone and Piano and Orchestra. In 2004 Ware won a competition for a reading session by the Minnesota Orchestras’ Composer Institute, featuring the second movement “Das Juengste Kind” of his third Symphony “Symphonie der Familien.”