newwonders

When? October 20, 7:30 PM.
Where? St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, NY., NYC. Take the number 1 train to Christopher Street / Sheridan Square.
How much? The suggested donation at the door is $10.

For more information and the full fall program log on to www.facebook.com/stjohnspresents or send an email to music@stjohnsnyc.org.


The New Wonders bring the excitement of the jazz age to life with their unique approach to music. Named for the model of cornet played by the enigmatic genius Bix Beiderbecke, the New Wonders craft each song as if it were a 78 rpm record, and the result has been praised by Downbeat Magazine and the New York Times. The New Wonders perform regularly around New York city, chasing the echos of bootleg liquor and dancing feet.

At twenty-four years old, “eloquent trumpet prodigy” Mike Davis (Wall Street Journal) has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mike began his trumpet instruction at age nine with Jerry Oram in Seattle, and went on to study with Laurie Frink until her death in July of 2013. Both encouraged his interest in early jazz styles, which led to his beginning to work professionally in New York City during his college years. He now appears regularly around New York City as the leader of the New Wonders, as well as with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Gelber and Manning, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands. A regular at the celebrated jam session at Mona’s Bar, Mike is one of the vanguard of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to the forefront of the NYC music scene.

 

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