Fri, May 19, 2017
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2017-05-19 8:00 pm
Sonny Barbato Trio at Thelonious Monkfish
Sonny Barbato, piano
Marty Ballou, acoustic bass
Sonny Barbato brings his trio back to the Jazz Baroness Room at Thelonious Monkfish for his monthly residency. Sonny is a master on both the piano and the accordion and what Jamme loves most about him is his ability to spin any song be it American standard, Russian folk song or classic R&B, soul and soft rock into jazz gold.
We have structured our jazz spot and restaurant on the supper club model. Eating and drinking is how you help us to maintain our weekly offering of Boston's premier jazz artists! Bon Appétit!
ABOUT THELONIOUS MONKFISH:
We're passionate about ethnic flavors & jazz, and so we’ve branded our unique take on sushi & Asian specialties: Thelonious Monkfish. Nothing warms the palate like an explosion of flavor or the heart like a burst of song! Chef Ginger loves to jam on Asian culinary themes! Her menu reflects both gustatory tradition and a sense of play and innovation.
Live jazz, sushi, and our personal interpretation of Japanese, Thai, Chinese + Vietnamese cuisines are the mediums through which we hope to disperse kindness + loving service. Nestled in Central Square between MIT and Harvard University, we serve Cambridge + Boston's hungry students, professors, professionals, tourists + business people. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Boston's top jazz performers create a cool vibe on our Jazz Baroness Room stage–one of the many ways we aim to enhance your dining experience!
MORE ABOUT SONNY BARBATO TRIO:
Joe “Sonny” Barbato is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion. He is one of Boston’s and New York City’s finest musicians, which is evident on Sonny’s exhilarating, charming release “Crackerjack.”
Born and raised in Boston, MA, at nine years of age, Joe began taking weekly lessons with accordion master Louis Bregoli. Sonny played the accordion until he was about thirteen years old, and then decided to begin studying the piano instead. He studied with jazz pianist Mike Marra and later attended Berklee College of Music, as well as the New England Conservatory. Joe then decided to become serious about playing the accordion again. He began to take the instrument on certain gigs and projects that called for the sound. He was beginning to find his voice on the accordion. He broadened his range of experience playing the instrument in pop, rock, [and] country, as well as jazz, this helped him to become diverse on the accordion and find his own sound.
Sonny has toured Europe as well as the United States, and he continues to work as a freelance musician and teacher in New York City as well as Boston. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. Joe has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz. Some of the artists he has recorded alongside with are Luciana Souza, Lori Mckenna, Kenny Barron, Duke Levine, George Schuller, David Budway, Bobby Previt, Jennifer Jackson, Ben Sher, Marvin Sewell, and many more.
Thelonious Monkfish, 524 Massachusetts Avenue