Midday Jazz Midtown is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church and are presented by Midtown Arts Common in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church. Ronny Whyte is the producer.
Wednesdays, 1:00 P.M - 2:00 P.M.
A suggested $10.00 donation to offset production costs may be given at the door.
About the ArtistsDavid Hazeltine's influences extend from Art Tatum and Bud Powell to such great living masters as Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris and Cedar Walton. David made his professional debut at age thirteen in Milwaukee, and later worked extensively in and around Chicago and Minneapolis. In Milwaukee, David served as house pianist at the famed Milwaukee Jazz Gallery, working with such greats as Charles McPherson, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, Pepper Adams and Chet Baker. In fact, it was Baker who encouraged David to make his mark in New York City. Since moving to New York City in 1992, David has made a name for himself as a
"musician's musician" and an in-demand sideman.
Bassist Sean Smith has been an integral part of the international jazz scene for more than 25 years. Smith has performed with such jazz superstars as Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Johnny Griffin, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer, Tom Harrell and many others. Sean has also been the accompanist of choice for such celebrated vocalists as Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Scott, Mark Murphy, and Andy Bey. He has appeared on over 100 recordings and his Song for the Geese is the title track of Mark Murphy's 1998 Grammy nominated album for RCA/BMG.