Vibraphonist joins Bob Stabach 4tet for house concert
Rich Greenblatt

Vibraphonist joins Bob Stabach 4tet for house concert

GUILFORD — On Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m., Wendy's Jazz Soiree will present the Bob Stabach 4tet with special guest Rich Greenblatt, master vibraphonist and faculty member at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Local jazz fans may remember hearing Greenblatt with the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band about a year ago.

The 4tet - which includes Eugene Uman, piano; Jon Fisher, drums; George Kaye, bass; and Bob Stabach, sax - is excited about this special evening playing with the “additional color and shimmering texture” of the vibraphone, according to a news release.

Greenblatt “is a musician with dazzling speed and a truly magical touch” John Blenn wrote in Good Times magazine.

“[He] is a musician who is continually in a process of growing ... [his] unique musical personality comes through with a clarity of purpose and a beautiful sound,” according to Joe Locke in Downbeat.

Greenblatt has recorded three CDs as a leader: Hat Trick, Hot and Dry, and Mooin'. He has just finished recording his fourth CD, My Take.

He has played in jazz and blues festivals in the U.S. and Europe and recorded with The Be-Bop Guitars, The Jazz Composer's Alliance, Hide Tokunaga, The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, and The Paramont Brass Quinet, among others.

Over the years he has played with such great artists as Kurt Elling, Billy Mitchell, Kevin Hayes, Valery Ponamarev, Bill Charlap, Greg Hutchinson, Dennis Irwin, Winard Harper, Joe Hunt, Teddy Charles, and Oscar Castro-Neves.

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