Joe Graziosi & Quartet Smoke - Live at Minton's Playhouse

On Friday February 16th, Joe Graziosi will be debuting his newest project, Quartet Smoke, at Minton's Playhouse in NYC. This new group will feature the exciting Kenyatta Beasley on trumpet, Brad Whiteley on organ, and Kenneth Salters on drums, as well as Joe Graziosi on tenor saxophone. Joe will be showcasing his new tunes inspired by his time traveling the world and people he's met on the way. Also on the repertoire list are tunes by the great organist Larry Goldings, Freddie Hubbard, and tour de force drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. The quartet will debut at the legendary Harlem club that is known as the "Birthplace of Bebop"!

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Joe Graziosi (Tenor Saxophone)

Kenyatta Beasley (Trumpet)

Kenneth Salters (Drums)

Brad Whiteley (Organ)

Joe Graziosi Serves as Music Supervisor for Upcoming Mimi Bessette Album

Michael J Moritz Jr, Mimi Bessette, & Joe Graziosi

Michael J Moritz Jr, Mimi Bessette, & Joe Graziosi

In 1990, Broadway actress Mimi Bessette put out an album of lullabies entitled "Lullabies of Broadway" to great success. 17 years later, Mimi has decided to go back into the studio and record a brand new list of lullabies from Broadway shows featuring composers such as Frank Wildhorn, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Schwartz, and of course, Stephen Sondheim.

Grammy winning and Tony nominated Broadway producer Michael J Moritz Jr will produce the album and play piano, while Joe Graziosi serves as Music Supervisor, Arranger, and plays all woodwinds. The album is being recorded at Flux Studios in New York City.

Keep checking back to find out the final release date of "Lullabies of Broadway: Act II" by the lovely Ms. Bessette.

Joe Graziosi about to record the flute track to "No One is Alone"