The Parrish Art Museum continues its “Jazz on the Terrace” series with two highly acclaimed jazz drummers. On Friday, August 10, the Philippe Lemm trio will perform and on Friday, August 17, Richie Siegler and his quintet will headline during a tribute to The Jazz Messengers.
The Philippe Lemm Trio features Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm, pianist Angelo Di Loreto, and bassist Jeff Koch who will play a mix of original compositions and jazz standards influenced by classical music, jazz music and progressive rock.
All members of the group have a Master’s from Manhattan School of Music and have performed on stages across the world, including Birdland in New York and Bimhuis in Amsterdam. They won the International B-Jazz competition in 2015 and their performance of the original composition, Salt Road by di Loreto won the ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013.
Richie Siegler has been drumming since he was four and by 12, had two bands growing up in Greenwich Village. By his 20s, he was performing Latin Jazz, bebop and swing music. He created Escola de Samba BOOM, a 50-member percussion group dedicated to the rhythms and joys of Brazilian Samba.
Siegler, like many, is a fan of The Jazz Messengers, a group founded in the 1950s by Art Blakey, who played into the 90s. Siegler’s performance will feature many pieces by the group as well as some Brazilian jazz standards.
“I welcome these local and international jazz masters for more summer tunes on the terrace,” said Corinne Erni, Curator of Special Projects.
The concert series features live, outdoor performances, by talented jazz artists with a sunset backdrop. Drinks and other menu items are available at the Golden Pear Cafe. Cafe guests have reserved seating but other concert guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets for the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Foundation Event Lawn.
All summer concerts are free with Museum admission and open to the public.
Concerts begin at 6 pm and take place rain or shine.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more information, visit parrishart.org.